The following message comes from Allentown's Scott Armstrong:
Fellow West Park Residents:
It was recently brought to my attention that unbeknownst to us the city has for some time has been considering putting bike lanes on both Linden and Turner Streets. Several variations are being considered, but two of the options call for restricting both streets to single lanes or removing parking from one side of both streets to accommodate the bike lanes. Restricting traffic on these through streets would result in massive back-ups in the morning and at school dismissals. The loss of parking from one side of Linden and Turner between 15th and 17th would result in the elimination of around 90 parking spaces. This is a very serious matter that requires our immediate concern and attention. Don’t hope that the city will act in our best interests. This is our neighborhood and it is up to us to voice our opinion on a plan that would be sure to impact all of us significantly. Please note this link for the proposal on the city website and the meeting time below.
Wednesday, October 26
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Allentown Public Library • Presentation of final design concept