To: Bill de Blasio, Mayor, The New York State House, The New York State Senate, and Governor Andrew Cuomo
We Need More Bike Lanes in Bushwick!
Help keep cyclists safe - tell the mayor that we need more bike lanes - this is a matter of Life and Death.
Why is this important?
It is imperative that the neighborhoods of Bushwick and East Williamburg, Brooklyn receive more dedicated bike lanes, specifically on Broadway between Marcy Avenue and Gates Avenue. On June 10th , 2014, Zack Xochil Fortune, an acquaintance of mine and a neighborhood figure, was hit by a car and killed at the intersection of Boradway and Myrtle. I live in Bushwick and just like many other community members I ride a bike every day for both recreation and work. With the increase in people living in my community - the number of cars, pedestrians, bikers and other commuters has vastly risen creating a dangerous environment for cyclists. Bicycle safety is personal to me on multiple levels and the catastrophe that took a fellow citizens life may have been prevented if proper action had been taken sooner. This is an issue of public and individual safety and with the addition of more bike lanes, the quality of life in our neighborhood will be greatly improved.