Euclid Avenue Bicycle Plan

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Make Euclid Avenue safer for bicyclists, drivers, and pedestrians by creating dedicated bike lanes.

Euclid Avenue is the main transportation corridor for students, faculty, staff and local residents coming to Syracuse University, SUNY ESF, and Upstate Medical Center by bike, foot, and car. Currently, over 500 cyclists cross through the intersection of Comstock and Euclid every day during the Spring and Fall. However, the current street design is unsafe for everyone. Alternate street parking, unclear road markings, and the lack of a dedicated bicycle lane create a dangerous situation. Routinely, bicycles and pedestrians are in accidents with cars and buses. According to the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, over 1,000 car, pedestrian, and bicycle accidents happen each year in Syracuse alone. That doesn't include the majority that go unreported, as you can see from the comment section below.

The benefits of creating a safe avenue for bicyclists and pedestrians goes well beyond reducing the number of accidents involving cars, buses, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Numerous transportation studies throughout the country show that bike lanes and cycle tracks (physically separated lanes) increase property values along routes. This likely explains why the University Neighborhood Preservation Association calls for Euclid Avenue to be a "Complete Street." Meaning that it is a "safe and attractive corridor for all users including bicyclists, vehicles, and pedestrians." Also, as a selling point from the perspective of SUNY ESF (the largest school in the country dedicated to the study of the environment), Syracuse University, and the City of Syracuse, this vision clearly would be more attractive to future residents and students than the present unsafe conditions for both bicyclists and pedestrians. With a strong push to create bike lanes throughout Syracuse, it only makes sense to have them where the most bicyclists are found.

Please help us improve safety on Euclid Avenue by signing this petition. If you are a student, faculty, or staff member at SU or ESF or if you live on Euclid Avenue, please note this in the comments section. We'd also like to hear about your experiences biking or walking on Euclid.

This petition will be presented to decision makers in Syracuse, Syracuse University, and SUNY-ESF to start a conversation about how to improve safety on Euclid Avenue for cyclists, drivers and pedestrians.

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Euclid Avenue Bicycle Safety Committee

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  • Robert Romano
    Robert Romano United States, Mansfield
    Jul 22, 2017
    Jul 22, 2017
    My son commutes by bicycle in Boston and was struck by a car 1 month ago. I fully understand the need for bicycle safety and support any effort to make the roads safer for cyclists.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    May 09, 2017
    May 09, 2017
    SU graduate student, homeowner in UNPA
  • Greg Hoke
    Greg Hoke United States, Syracuse
    May 02, 2017
    May 02, 2017
    With thousands of ESF and SU students, faculty and staff living off Euclid, it is essential to have a bike lane on Euclid. The current situation is dangerous for bike commuters and cars.
  • Michael Rieppel
    Michael Rieppel United States, Syracuse
    Apr 26, 2017
    Apr 26, 2017
    Given the amount of bike traffic Euclid sees, the fact that there aren't dedicated bicycle lanes is absurd. The current situation is very unsafe for both cyclists and cars.
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