Monday, February 7, 2011

Encourage Leadership Candidates to Support Cycling

Please pass this on to your cycling friends. This can also be found at:

Three political parties, the BC NDP, BC Liberals and BC Conservative Party are in the midst of leadership races. This is an excellent opportunity to engage these political leaders regarding cycling. Please contact them through the links below and encourage them to support cycling.

Volunteering on their campaigns and going to campaign events are a great ways to show your support for cycling and build relationships with the candidates and their aids who may key people in government at some point.

Please indicate your support for the BCCC's recommendations and in particular the four year investment of $175 million dollars per year totalling $700 million to fund bicycle paths, separated bike lanes and other high quality cycling facilities in communities and on provincial roads throughout BC. A summary of the recommendations prepared for the candidates can be found at:

Your message to the candidates can be as short or as long as you want. The most important thing is to let them know that investing in cycling is important. It could include some or all of the following:
- The mention of any of the other recommendations that are important to your or your community.
- What these recommendations and improved cycling would mean for you, your family and your community
- Specific cycling facilities you would like to see built
- Stories on what new cycling facilities have meant to you and your community
- Stories about impact of the lack of cycling facilities in your community

BC Liberals

Contact information for the candidates:

BC Conservative Party
Deadline for joining to vote in election of the party leader: May 7, 2011 at midnight
Leadership convention: May 28, 2011 - Details to be announced

Green Party of BC
The Green Party is not holding a leadership race.


Richard Campbell

British Columbia Cycling Coalition

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