Many Canadians are in support of a national cycling strategy. Scroll to the bottom of the page to read letters of endorsement from organizations and municipalities.
If you support Bill C-312, please write to your MP and ask them to support it too!
"This is excellent. ALL of the smaller coastal communities in the riding need to know their MP, and the MP needs to know them. The best way for this to happen is by personal contact in their own own unique community. Way to go Gord Johns: Courtenay-Alberni Member of Parliament."
"Good going, Gord ! Be seeing you on Lasqueti soon! Seldom seen any MP here!..even during election campaigns. Nice to have an MP that actually wants to meet his people."
"Gord Johns: Courtenay-Alberni Member of Parliament I love that all Communities in your Riding receive your dedication and commitment in recognizing what our needs are. Thank-you."
"Velo Canada Bikes strongly supports the development of a national cycling strategy as part of an active transportation approach. Our health, environment, and economy are riding on it. Getting the conditions right for a bike-friendly nation takes coordinated effort and strong leadership. Adopting an ambitious national cycling strategy and investing heavily in cycling infrastructure throughout Canada are key steps that combine to make cycling easier and more convenient for everyone. The experience of countries like Germany, the UK or Norway shows that it is effective and necessary. Ultimately, people everywhere want safer streets, clear laws, effective programs and good investments. Once people of all ages and abilities feel comfortable connecting to their community and their country from the seat of a bicycle, our job will be done. Until then, we have a tremendous amount of work to do."
~ Anders Swanson, Chair, Canada Bikes
"Bike Ottawa feels the time is right for a National strategy to help provinces and cities across Canada address the challenge and leverage the opportunity of huge increases in people riding bicycles for transportation. A good strategy will focus on infrastructure, engineering and education standards, to help reduce emissions, congestion, road user conflicts, injuries and fatalities, all while increasing public health through sustainable and affordable transportation."
~ Heahter Shearer, President, Bike Ottawa
"Cycling is a wonderful way for Canadians to integrate healthy exercise into their day while protecting the environment. It's time for Federal leadership to step forward and lead by summarizing research, establishing guiding principles and coordinating the development of a national cycling strategy. We need to set targets -- one can be that every child possible in Canada learns to ride a bicycle.
Cycling tourism can be part of the strategy, and of course, safety needs attention as well.
National Health and Fitness Day partners with Canada Bikes towards the development of a National Cycling Strategy and invites you to participate in Bike Day in Canada in May."
~ Senator Nancy Greene Raine, champion alpine skier voted as Canada's Female Athlete of the 20th Century.