Between now and March 29, there is a narrow window of opportunity to take a giant leap forward to making Victoria a truly safe, bikeable City by 2018.
Join us for a ride to City Hall on Monday, March 23 to celebrate cycling improvements as a 2015 budget priority. Meet at 5:30pm at Fernwood Square! We’ll ride down to City Hall for the 7:00pm Budget Town Hall meeting.
Why the urgency? Because one of the most progressive Council’s in the City’s history is getting ready to finalise their four-year strategic plan and decide how to allocate this year’s $4.5 million budget surplus. Council’s draft strategic plan proposes ‘a multimodal and active transportation network’ by 2018. From now until March 29, the city’s Mayor and Council want to know how much of a priority this is for Victorians.
Tell them that active transportation is important to you:
(1) Send a message to Victoria City Council at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tell them your personal reason for wanting a full, safe, modern cycling network by 2018 that will allow people of all ages and abilities to feel safe riding their bike just about everywhere in the city. Ask them to commit most of the $4.5 million surplus to take a giant step forward toward making this vision happen now!
(2) Take the City Hall Survey at this link and tell Council that active transportation is a spending top priority for you.
(3) Attend the Monday, March 23, 7:00pm Victoria 4-Year Strategic Plan, Interactive Town Hall meeting at City Hall . Let staff and Council know that a full and safe cycling network by 2018 is a priority for you.
(5) Tell your friends about this campaign and encourage them to write to Council too. If you don’t live in Victoria, be sure to speak with a friend who does.
Victoria’s Councilors and Mayor need to know that this community wants a full, safe, and modern biking network by 2018. A full, safe and modern biking network means that people of all ages and all abilities can bike safely to and from downtown Victoria, around all of the city’s neighbourhoods and all major destinations in the City.