It’s time for the SCU to start discussing what we want to accomplish in the coming year. There are a number of campaigns and events that were done this year, and at our general membership meeting last Saturday (September 29th), we started discussing what we might want to focus on for the rest of this year and for 2013. We talked about infrastructure advocacy, cycling education, and community event involvement as again being at the top of the list.
Some of the ideas included championing the adoption of Complete Streets into Sudbury’s Official Plan, expanding cycling education initiatives into all local schools, doing more cycling and driver education with our partners, and offering Can-Bike training. Over the next month, we will be compiling possibilities and asking for your input for priorities. If you already have ideas or suggestions, you can post them here, on our Facebook page, or send us an email.
As a start towards thinking of specific activities, you may want to review some initiatives that have been done successfully across Ontario.
The 4th annual Ontario Bike Summit was held April 24-25, 2012 in Toronto. Most of the speaker presentations have been posted to the Share the Road website. You are encouraged to look at all of the presentations to see if there are any initiatives that you may want to help bring about in Sudbury.
Click here to access the presentations.
BTW, there is the possibility of organizing a Bike Summit in Sudbury in 2013. We’ll keep you informed on that initiative!
A note on Share the Road
The Share the Road organization has been working tirelessly to make cycling safe and friendly. From their website:
“The Share the Road Cycling Coalition is a provincial cycling advocacy organization created to unite cycling organizations from across Ontario and work with and on behalf of municipalities to enhance their ability to make their communities more bicycle- friendly. The organization’s mandate is province-wide with a specific focus on developing public policy at the provincial level in order to provide the kind of legislative, programmatic and funding instruments such as exist in other Canadian provinces notably Quebec and British Columbia.”
Many of you may have attended the Share the Road event that has been held for the last few years in Sudbury. This year’s event was held on August 9th and was again a success.
If you’re interested in hearing about cycling initiatives and the work that Share the Road does, subscribe to their newsletter: Click here