Dear Mr/Ms President of the Municipal Assembly of Lisbon,We ask that a network of bike lanes be built in Lisbon’s Baixa.
We chose to travel by bicycle but we fear for our lives each time we go through Lisbon’s Baixa
, as we are forced to do so in the middle of traffic, surrounded by honking cars that put our lives in danger. We are in continuous fear of falling into the pot holes and getting caught in the tram rails. We feel absolutely unsafe.
Baixa is the heart of our city, connecting all the neighbourhoods of Lisbon with the Tagus river. It represents who we are, it is where we all cross paths. We all mix here: visitors and locals, businessmen and tourists. It is the most desirable part of the city, and it must be safe, humane and welcoming to all of us.
We want bike lanes in Lisbon’s Baixa because we want to cycle safely along the major city arteries.North - South:
East - West:
- A bike lane along the Avenida de Liberdade that connects Avenida da República with Rossio
- A bike lane that connects Rossio with Praça da Figueira and Cais das Colunas
- A bike lane that connects Campo das Cebolas with Ribeira das Naus
Building these bike lanes means protecting our lives
, our health, our environment and our cultural heritage. Building these bike lanes is making a step towards truly green Lisbon.
Petitioners: Pedro Ramos, Lisboa Possível
7 February 2022