Let the elected officials in your area know that cycling matters. Share the Road has developed our advocacy tips and toolkit to help you talk about cycling during elections, and year-round.
What can you do to ensure that your candidates know that cycling matters? We recommend that you:
- Host bike rides and events to get decision makers on bikes
- Be a resource with research, briefing notes and a network
- Be present in community and build relationships
- Anticipate opposition & build allies
- Track and celebrate successes
Please reach out to us for information and support as you advocate for safe cycling. We're happy to help. Our team is available to attend & speak at events, share best practices and provide guidance by phone and email. We also encourage you to check out our online advocacy toolkit.
Our Advocacy Toolkit includes:
- 5 steps to become an effective advocate;
- Everything you need to know to meet your candidates & elected officials;
- Key Messages for building a bicycle-friendly Ontario, and;
- An overview of Ontario's political system.
We have also developed a series of templates to help you with your advocacy. Our Advocacy Templates includes:
- Sample letter to a candidate/MPP;
- Suggested survey questions for candidates;
- Template for a newspaper op-ed in your community.
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Members of the Queen's Park All Party Cycling Caucus participating in a bicycle tour.