This letter will be sent to:
Your Department of Transportation borough commissioner
I am writing you today to request a protected bike lane on _________________.
Protected bike lanes create a safe place to walk and bike, calm traffic, and reduce instances of speeding. Protected bike lanes, where they have been implemented, have reduced injuries for everyone walking, biking, or driving by up to 58%. The increase of foot and bicycle traffic also helps boost sales at local businesses by up to 49%. Bicycling is New York City’s fastest growing mode of transportation: it’s healthy, it’s green, and it is efficient. By making commutes safer, protected bike lanes are the best way to continue to grow the number of people using bikes to get around. Thank you. I look forward to hearing back about my request.