Our local municipal councils greatly influence how and what bike infrastructure will be built in the coming years. We want our regional and city councillors to be aware of the challenges that people face when biking in the region.
We’re looking for volunteers to take councillors (or federal or provincial Members of Parliament) on bike rides and show them what works—and doesn’t work—for people who bike in Waterloo Region.
Leading up to the October 2018 municipal elections, CycleWR volunteers went on bike rides with 23 candidates for regional and city council (13 of whom were elected). We’re continuing to take interested councillors for tours of the region. Let us know if you’d like a chance to show your elected officials your commute or neighbourhood trails.
What you can do
Residents: Show a city councillor (or MP/MPP) where you like to (or don’t like to) bike in your neighbourhood.
CycleWR will help you connect with an appropriate representative, and provide any resources you might need! At the local level, we could especially use tour guides who live/work in Kitchener’s wards 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6; Waterloo wards 1, 2, and 6; and throughout Cambridge and the townships.
Councillors and Members of Parliament: Join a ride to learn more about bike infrastructure in your ward/riding.