Petition Tag - bikes

1. Foot Bridge Along South Western Highway - Going to Wungong

Dear Mr. Urban,

I am writing to express my concern about the lack of cycling paths in the Darling Ranges. As you would know, cycling has increased rapidly in Australia recently. Western Australia has had rapid increase especially South of Perth this generally means that there are more cyclists using the roads of Western Australia. This places the Western Australian cyclists under extreme risks of being hit by on coming and unaware traffic.

This issue needs to be addressed immediately as it is putting the lives of Australian Citizens under extreme risks and harm. With the recent 1-Metre-Law being addressed in Parliament it is lack of care to not to combat the issue almost immediately. There should be more patrolling Police on major roads and highways to provide safety and protection to cyclists and stop careless drivers from ruining their own life and an innocent cyclist.

To address this issue, I believe that cycling paths should be constructed immediately on major roads going through the Darling Ranges. In particular The South Western Highway and Thomas Road as these roads are used frequently by trucks and are major touring roads. In fact, on Thomas Road there has been many crashes due to driver not paying attention, if a cyclist was hit it is really due to the lack of enforcement with cycling paths in Western Australia by the Darling Range and Western Australian Government.

My family are keen cyclists and members of the shire, and compete and enjoy the sport immensely. I have two children 13 years 11, they are both members of the Midland Cycle Club and the Rock and Roll Mountain Bike Club in Kalamunda. We regularly ride to the Wungong Dam from Byford, via the South West Highway. Many people have been travelling there lately via car to enjoy the scenic retreat provided by the natural beauties of Wungong Dam. Unfortunately, when we reach the Wungong Bridge on the highway we have to literally dismount our bikes and wait for a break in the traffic to cross the bridge. You are very nearly putting your life at risk, trying to cross the bridge.

I believe that the track up to the dam from the highway could become a major tourist attraction and drawcard for the shire if it had better and safer access for cyclists and pedestrians. Every time we ride to the dam we pass dozens of like-minded cyclists and walkers. We are a very fast growing shire with our population growing rapidly. The shire needs to cater for cycling and walking minded people. The Wungong Gorge needs to be put forward and advertised to the general public and access made safe to cyclists and pedestrians.

In addition, with the all new peel mountain bike master plan being introduced and a large quantity of trail development occurring in the coming months, it would be insane to not construct a simple foot bridge for the growing Byford community to travel on to reach this new tourist hotspot.

These issues need to be addressed promptly to save lives of innocent pedestrians.

I look forward to your immediate reply.

2. Creating Skateboard/Bike Lanes On GCU Campus

This petition is being created because the usage of skateboards, bikes and scooters has been recently growing on GCU campus. The high usage brings the potential of accidents to occur. As a GCU student myself, i have seen accidents occur on campus. Additionally, Signing this petition will also potentially open up a new fun way to use recreational transportation on GCU campus.

3. Bike Lane in all UAE roads

Bike lane in minor roads for all cyclist and to whomsoever want to use a bike when going somewhere else. It is very environment friendly and will help people to have a good exercise at the same time.
Roads in UAE are extremely fascinating and has a wide space that all we can share of.

4. Lower Motorcycling Australia License Fees

Motorcycling Australia has continued to raise fees for racing every year (see below for how much this year alone).

Category – Total cost (Increase):
Senior National – $320.00 ($20.00)
Junior National – $295.00 ($20.00)
Senior Restricted National – $235.00 ($25.00)
Junior Restricted National – $140.00 ($25.00)
Mini – $130.00 ($25.00)
Entrant – $200.00 ($50.00)
Recreational Licence 1 – $130.00 ($25.00)
Recreational Licence 2 – $115.00 ($25.00)
Recreational Licence 3 – $100.00 ($28.00)
Recreational Licence 4 – $85.00 ($25.00)
One Event Competition – $90.00 ($30.00)
One Event Recreational – $30.00 ($5.00)
One Event National – $90.00 ($10.00)

It is hard enough to stay in motorcycle racing, let alone entice new blood into the sport with exaggerated fees. Racing relies on rider numbers and our governing bodies are making it increasingly difficult for people to participate.

Where do our fees go?
Would you try the sport with a $90 one day licence?
What is the main demographic, young people with small incomes?
Would you "try" the sport for such a large cost?
How many other costs do you also need to pay before you even ride your bike?

5. Quickly And Safely Complete Road Improvements - 231st - MAX to Cornell Road

In 2013 -2014 construction began on the 231st Avenue in Hillsboro, Oregon and the roads between the MAX light rail and Cornell Road. The work has been constant and almost without stoppage.

Despite opening a public park at this location and approving thousands of aprtment units and commercial developements the City of Hillsboro has not provided sidewalks or adequate roads..

The fact that this section of road is a major commuter street for cars, bikes, and pedestrians only has exacerbated the problems. City officials at Parks and Rec and beyond have been notified and yet the problems with this project continue and dangers have only increased.

2 to 3 years is way to much time for road work to continue at this location and has led to people and cars nearly being struck at the MAX crossing and significant neighborhood cut through traffic as commuters are forced to find alternate routes.

The situation is dangerous, has negatively impacted livability and commerce, and is out of hand. We want corrections and completions to happen now and ask for accountability by our City and the hired contractors.

Significant testimony of eye witness accounts of "near misses" at this stretch of road are common. Enough is Enough.

6. Remove the Danger: Highway Intersection at USF and Tampa Veterans' Hospital Campuses

Operation Traffic Signal (OTS)

The most dangerous intersection at the James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital (JAHVAH) and the University of South Florida (USF) Campuses and the Luxury Apartments is at Bruce B. Downs Boulevard and Richard Silver Way. There are no traffic signals at this intersection.

Richard Silver Way is the main entrance/exit to the Tampa Veterans' Hospital and across the highway is the entrance/exit to the USF Shimberg Health Sciences Library staff/visitor parking lot.

And next door to the Veterans' Hospital is a brand new luxury apartment, primarily catering to USF students. The luxury apartment reportedly has at least 540 parking spaces.

Again, there are no traffic signals at this intersection in which 50,608 vehicles enter this intersection on an average week day. That is, about 75,000 persons pass through this intersection on an average week day. Highway and road improvements are greatly needed at this dangerous intersection.

USF students living in those luxury apartments are now crossing that dangerous intersection multiple times a day by walking, running and skateboarding.

Why are there no traffic signals? Urgently needed are smart traffic signals, pedestrian crosswalks, turning lanes and modern street lights.

If you are a patient, family member of a patient or an employee at JAHVAH or a student, parent of a student or a professor/employee at USF, you are urged to sign this GoPetition anonymously or by name and ask your elected representatives to do the same. And if you just drive through this intersection on a daily basis, please sign the GoPetition. You may also comment on the GoPetition. Also, please post this GoPetition on your social media sites..

Thank you.

7. Petition to Amend the Requirements to Obtain a Florida Motorcycle Operators Endorsement

Currently, the law mandates that in order to receive an endorsement to operate a motorcycle in Florida, applicants must successfully complete an operator's safety course which includes practical over the road testing and classroom testing. This petition seeks to modify the law.

We seek to allow an exception for individuals to operate three-wheeled (trike) motorcycles equipped with an automatic transmission without having to obtain a motorcycle endorsement for the state of Florida. This exception would be permitted if persons are otherwise licensed to legally operate a vehicle in Florida.

Rationale: There are now many motorcycles in production which have three wheels and are equipped with an automatic transmission which require the operator only to accelerate, steer and brake. These functions are similar to four-wheel vehicle operation and no more difficult. In this instance, requiring persons to obtain a motorcycle operators endorsement is causing an undue hardship on persons who would not need the more specialized training given for two-wheeled vehicle operation.

8. Make it legal for under 18s to ride in the bush!

They acknowledge that it's a good idea to have junior fire arm licences or permits, so children will learn safety above all with fire arms in a controlled environment.

But there's no junior permits for dirt bikes so children can't ride out in the bush with their parents to learn the fundamentals of safe and sensible riding in a supervised area. There is limited track riding available unless your a millionaire with your own private property. The first time you are able to ride is when you first get your license at 18.

No wonder so many motorcyclists are dying on our roads. CHANGE THE LAWS AND LET US GET EXPERIENCE BEFORE WE HIT THE ROAD!

9. Improvement to Comber Road Cycle Lane

Cycling along the Comber road has become very dangerous due to the narrow road leading from The west winds estate to the dual carriageway and urgently needs looked at for cyclists.

Even along the carriageway, the cycle lane is full of potholes and uneven tarmac.

10. A Pavement/Cycle Path for Harwood Hall Lane, Upminster

There are two schools in this road, and children wish to ride their bikes to school or walk which will reduce the traffic considerably.

Currently, this is not possible as their is no pavement or cycle path and it is far too dangerous for anyone to attempt this.

We would like a pavement and cycle path installed so that our children get this option.

11. Participación ciudadana para señalización de ciclovías de Hermosillo

La ciudad de Hermosillo, por sus características geográficas, económicas y sociales, la hacen un excelente candidato para ser una de las ciudades mas amigables del mundo para ciclistas.

Su desarrollo urbano, en un terreno prácticamente plano, además de un trazado ordenado y recto, facilita significativamente el uso de la bicicleta como medio de transporte. Sin embargo, aún se requiere desarrollar la infraestructura, las ciclovías son inconexas, no están señalizadas, están sucias, o tienen alcatarillas verticales; así como una campaña de concientización que promueva una cultura de convivencia vial entre autos, bicicletas y peatones.

De acuerdo a estadísticas recientes, la señalización adecuada e información de las rutas para ciclistas, harían que un significativo número de Hermosillenses utilicen la bicicleta como medio de trasporte primario.

Tal como se ha visto en otras urbes del mundo (principalmente en Europa), cada ciclista representa un vehículo menos en las avenidas; lo que se traduce en menor contaminación del aire, más seguridad en las calles y una población más alegre y saludable.

Vamos por un Hermosillo de primer mundo! Una ciudad ejemplo de convivencia segura entre ciclistas, peatones y automovilistas.

Con tu participación sí es posible!

12. Reinstate the Anti-Noise Laws in Florida.

In late 2012 a Judge overturned the noise laws in Florida. Police now cannot arrest a person for a loud exhaust or for playing loud music from their car. This affects every person that uses roads or lives on a road, basically everyone.

Whatever happened to DISTURBING THE PEACE and trying to live in peace? The rights of the tax paying public is being trampled underfoot to accommodate some street racers and public exhibitionists.

Please stand up and sign up.

13. Allow Bicycles in Lahaina Skatepark

The Lahaina skatepark has recently been constructed with coping and angle iron on all the ledges to make it bicycle friendly. It is one of the 3 public skateparks on maui and is constructed entirly out of cement.

Bicycles and Skateboard have co-existed on maui for many years with skaters and bikers donating countless hours to help maintain and preserve these parks.

14. Build Westridge a skatepark

The Westridge subdivision Youth are seeking to have a safe skate and bike park that resides on the current buildable land owned by the Bartlett Park District in the Westridge subdivision.

Bartlett currently has (1) skate park at the Bartlett Community Center that is located more than 6 miles from the Westridge subdivision, which is not a safe travel distance for the youth west of route 59 to easily access and safely travel to.

15. Victoria Street Safety Initiative

Currently Pedestrian Priority (40km/h) in Victoria St is LESS THAN 40% of the week.

On SUNDAY, the BUSIEST DAY OF THE WEEK, the speed limit is 60 km/h ALL DAY.

60 km/h is TOO DANGEROUS a speed at any time for Victoria St.

16. Bikes Belong in the West TSA

The draft Boulder City Open Space & Mountain Parks West Trail Study Area Plan (OSMP West TSA Plan) proposes continuing a decades old bike ban. Despite two long years of intense effort by BMA, even our modest requests for limited access have been rejected. None of the existing 78 miles of trails are to be opened to bikes and none of the approximately 17 miles of new trails will be either.

OSMP staff offers instead two presently unobtainable "future" opportunities: an access via the Eldorado State Park that, after 10 years of effort, is still opposed by the Park and possible use of the Chapman Drive dirt road, to which OSMP does not have legal access.

In addition, the staff has presented the traditional package of demonstratively contrived "environmental" and "user conflict" issues as justification for continuing the mountain bike prohibition.

Mountain bikers (and BMA) are the most engaged and service oriented user group in Boulder County. BMA has 20 years of volunteer service, trail construction, maintenance, patrolling, and visitor education. The staff's rejection of our modest requests and their lack of any realistic justification for the rejection leaves us no choice. We must speak out in opposition to the staff's unjustified opinions and to their misrepresentations of mountain bike issues.

Please do your part, sign this petition, and visit the BMA website ( to see what else you can do in the next month to defend Boulder mountain biking.

17. Riding 4 respect: help drivers be more aware of cyclists on the road

We feel that drivers aren't aware of the dangers of cylcists on the road. They don't want to over take properly, they get to close. They also beep some times for no reason. Please sign our petition to help cyclists on the road.

18. Increase Bicycle Lanes for Stockton Ca

There are two colleges that run between Pacific & Pershing, and from Alpine to Robin Hood. Yet there are only bike lanes directly in front of the colleges, and only on Pershing ln. Some bikers are forced into aggressive traffic.

For the safety of Stockton bike riders we are asking for extended bike lanes.

19. Let Us Skate

Unfair treatment and threats like calling the cops. When most people see skateboarders they automatically think we are bad and most of us are not.

20. Support The Growth Of Mississauga Challenge Bike Park

Over the past few years, the sport of "Dirt Jumping" has grown rapidly; especially among teenagers. Many of these teenagers have limited access to an enjoyable, safe, creative location to ride. When Challenge park was created, it provided few things for riders to enjoy. Now as it grows every year, we the riders would like to see large improvements. However challenge park has some very noticable flaws to many riders and there are things that can be done, to encourage more riders at challenge park, from beginner to expert.

We would like to suggest things such as a larger jump course with small, medium, and large lines. We feel that some freeride features such as skinnies, platforms, etc. Would be great enjoyment for all riders. To encourage the growth of other parts of the sport we would like to see a concrete or dirt pump track. Lastly we would like to see a foam pit put in where riders can enhance there skills in a risk free environment.

21. Hesperia California Needs a Skate/Bike Park

Over the past two years Hesperia California has become a Bike and skate community, but lacks areas for enthusiasts to reach full potential, the clear answer would be a local skate/bike park.

Many adults and teenagers have began their pursuit in skating or biking but our community lacks the resources for locals to do what they love, as a result many people have began riding in city owned washes and property. The problem is that if people get injured they may want to sue city. I believe the answer would be the building of a local skate park, for this reason i have started this petition.

22. Allow our Children to enjoy their Childhood!

According to a stipulation on the CC & R's - Children are not allowed to play with wheel operated toys in the blacktop area of our complex - HOWEVER - this was never mentioned to any prospective Buyer at the time of purchase. This clause was disclosed 2 or 3 yrs. later after the close of escrow when a Fine was sent to the Homeowners.

The Association restricts children from playing YET does not provide a Safe Play ground/area for them to use. Such regulation violates Children's Rights of freedom of expression through interacting with their neighboring friends.

23. Stop Zone Change for SOM

Yale is seeking a zone change to allow the construction of a new facility for its School of Organization and Management. The building, designed by Sir Norman Foster, is grossly out of place in its context, New Haven's historic Whitney Avenue. The gargantuan building accedes the current zoning regulations in its height, side yard set backs and lot coverage ratios, and can only be built if the New Haven Board of Aldermen grant a zone change.

The City of New Haven's judgement that this incongruous design "sets significant standards for any subsequent development in this neighborhood" means that this development could have profound impacts throughout the Whitney Avenue area.

The project entails destroying all the existing buildings and trees, changing the natural landscape with major cut and fill excavation, converting open space on Whitney Avenue into an enclosed and private courtyard. The project adds a dangerous curb cut for cars to drop-off passengers. And it fails to fulfill Yale's own goal for enhanced and safe pathways for bikes and pedestrians on its north side.

NEWS LINKS:,0,1382356.story
Hartford Courant, December 13, 2009
Wrong Way On Whitney Avenue
Yale's Gargantuan School Of Management Building Would Be Out Of Place
The New Haven Register, February 5, 2010
BEACH: ‘Zealous few’ resist Yale’s use of bulldozer in the name of progress
By Randall Beach, Register Columnist

24. Penrith needs a BMX track

Penrith bmx club was formed in 2009 to provide a bmx track for the benefit of the community.

We need your support please if you are interested and want this facility to become a reality sign our petition and get behind what will be the best opportunity for the youth of Cumbria to take part in a Olympic sport at grass roots level.

There's 300 thousands pounds of funding available for this project get behind us. Thanks Penrith bmx club.

25. Mini-Bike Legalization in Michigan

This petition is for the legalization of mini-bikes, off-road trail bikes, mini-cycles, and electric scooters on public roads in the state of Michigan.

26. New Skatepark for The Whitsundays

The youth in The Whitsundays from Bowen to Mackay have been lobbing their respective councils for improved skateboarding facilities and have been shut down by red tape and political infighting on fundings.

We youth have had enough and this is our only way to get noticed and stick it to councils to upgrade our facilities.

27. Request for a skatepark located in Barnsley

Well you see, for a few years now me and my friends have been asking the council
to build us a skate park and they have never replied.

So we have been going for years having to travel to places like dev green in
sheffield and spending who knows how
much on train tickets.

28. Kennet District residents against motorbikes racing on our roads

Finally, after many years of ‘sport bikes’ using the public highways in the Kennet district achieving the highest speeds possible without fear of prosecution, the rate paying residents now demand action to be taken.

This dangerous ‘game’ threatens the safety of local people, their children and animals - specifically horses that are bred and exercised here.

The already anti-social situation is made worse by the attitude and threats made against the residents of Avebury who complain of the noise and speeds outside the Red Lion pub and village outskirts.

Bikers currently operate under their own rules, boasting to residents that they
cannot be easily caught. Able to simply outrun police cars that pursue them,
their bikes are only equipped with one number plate that can be so small it is
barely legible. Add to that their ‘anonymity’, and we face an escalating problem of lawlessness. In addition, the bikes are often fitted with illegal exhaust systems to create maximum disruption, noise and offence.

The link below shows an example of two bikers that did not appreciate being filmed. They returned for the camera on several runs at speeds for which one would be imprisoned if in a car. The lime green bike has been seen on many occasions ‘baiting’ residents.

29. Pedestrian Bridge to Ambuehl Elementary

Provide a pedestrian and equestrian bridge from bike path close to Paseo Esteban to North western side of Ambuehl Elementary.

Traffic has conjested La Novia during school hours. Many children ride bikes from neighboring houses South of La Novia/Calle Arroyo. They must commute all the way down the bike path across a narrow bridge that is shared with vehicles.

Eventually, bikes could be ridden to new San Juan Hills high school without the danger of riding on Ortega Highway.

30. Allow bikes in Tinley Park Skatepark

Tinley Park has a free skatepark in which only inline skates and skateboards are allowed. All over the united states, skateparks are starting to realize that bikes should be inlcuded just as much as the other inliners and skaters. Bike riders have brakes on their bikes and know how to ride them as any skateboarder knows how to skate. Please help.