I teach a citizenship class at the high school and we have been focussing on Global Awareness and citizenship action. I want to get the students active in the community and I figured a great way to do so, would be to get a petition going to give to the Mayor asking or demanding safer bicycle transportation routes in the form of Bike Lanes. The students will be able to walk around in their community asking for signatures. I'm thinking when all the signatures are collected, we might have a bike field trip to city hall to personally deliver the petition to the mayor.(need to look into the legality of that though)
My question to BF members. Although I will have the students create the petition, I need to be able to guide them appropriately. Has anyone here ever created such a petition before? I would like to have one to use as a template. I have never done anything like this before, so these are un-chartered waters for me.
Two classes 30*2 = 60 students, plus myself I figure we can get a fair amount of signatures collected in a short time.
The City does have a 'bike plan', but it is pathetic and focuses on trails that cut through parks. Very little emphasis on bike lanes.