Working in tandem for a more bicycle-friendly community
by Jamie Stuckless, Executive Director, Share the Road Cycling Coalition
One of my favourite presentation titles from the 2019 Ontario Bike Summit was “Teamwork makes the dream work” by Bike Sudbury and the City of Greater Sudbury. Of course I loved it because it rhymed, but mostly it spoke to me because it put teamwork front and centre. Teamwork needs to be front and centre when it comes to cycling advocacy.
Building bicycle-friendly communities requires policy, funding and leadership from all levels of government. To achieve the cycling safety goals we are all working towards, it’s crucial to work in coordination with advocates at all levels of government as well. That’s why we’re proud to be launching the Tandem Membership with our friends at Cycle Hamilton for another year.
With the Tandem Membership, you can support the work of two great cycling organizations at once! For $60, you get a 1-year Cycle Hamilton membership ($35 value) and a ticket to ride the 8km route at our 14th Annual Greg’s Ride on Sunday, September 22 ($40 value). You will also know that you are supporting impactful municipal & provincial cycling advocacy.
Share the Road and Cycle Hamilton have worked together to advocate for a $6.5 million cycling infrastructure budget in Hamilton in 2019 (including $4.5M in provincial funding), to help distribute 100s of free bike lights and to engage with decision makers on important issues, like women & cycling. Together we have been making progress towards a more bicycle-friendly Hamilton, but there is also a lot more work to do.
We hope that you will join us and build on the momentum for safer cycling. Working in tandem, we will build a more bicycle-friendly Hamilton, and we will get there a lot sooner if we work together with your support.
Visit www.cyclehamont.ca/plans/membership to sign up today. We look forward to riding with you!
And if you are in Hamilton on June 20th, join us for a social ride at 6:30pm at the Duke/James bike share hub. Signing up for the Tandem Membership on the social ride means you will be entered into a draw to win an ODDS gift card!