PETITION
BIKE LANES IN BAIXA
1206

Total signatures
(This number reflects clean count, dismissing incomplete signatures or signatures with potentially missing data)
1059

These are the digital signatures. We need at least 150 signatures in order to present our petition to the Lisbon Municipal Assembly.
147

These are the signatures we have collected on the streets of Baixa.
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:
  • 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

East - West:
  • 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



Launching the petition - 7 February 2022

(video in Portuguese)

Press about our petition

Jornal de Noticias
23 Feb 2022

Submitting the petition - 27 April 2022

Rita Prates (with signatures on paper), Ksenia Ashrafullina (with digital signatures on a flash drive) e Pedro Ramos before entering the Municipal Assembly of Lisbon

The petition process usually takes months. We are still collecting signatures. You can help collect more signatures:

Share the link to petition
Share a personal post on your channels, email your closest friends and family, share on messengers, explaining why this petition is important specifically to you.

Here is the link to share: https://lisboapossivel.pt/peticao_baixa_ciclovias_en
Distribute the stickers
Think about the places you pass by daily: where is the highest probability for you to notice a sticker? Place it there – obviously without causing any damage!

You can print this sticker in the 5cm * 5cm format.

Or collect some printed stickers from us quero@lisboapossivel.pt
Collect signatures by hand
Do you think your colleagues would like to sign the petition? Or are you attending a large gathering and you are not afraid of asking strangers to sign for a good cause? We have a PDF ready for you to print, just write to us at quero@lisboapossivel.pt.

Now, you might think: why are these guys so bureaucratic? We need to provide data safety to every petitioner, so we prefer to coordinate the process with you and agree on when we can collect the paper with signatures.
Do you work in a local café ou a shop?
You can place this sticker which says "We support bike lanes on Baixa" on your door and your cash desk. You can print it yourself in the size of 10cm*10cm (or as monumental as you wish!)

We can also share the printed stickers with you, just write to us at quero@lisboapossivel.pt
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