Category Archives: Advocacy

“Congratulations” Email Template for Contacting Incoming Councillors

“Congratulations” Email Template for Contacting Incoming Councillors

Cycle Hamilton is encouraging all of its members to reach out to the incoming councillors across the city and offer them congratulations on their election success. In doing so, our members will be continuing to build up the relationships that were built with many of these candidates while they were campaigning throughout the season.

To help you get started, we have provided an email template below. Feel free to use this email template as a starting point for crafting an email to your respective councillor-elect. We are hoping that you will use this opportunity to let your councillor-elect know that cycling is important to you and your ward, and that you are looking forward to working with them over the next four years.

If you are not sure how best to get in touch with the councillor-elect in your ward, please see this list of email addresses: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1uCot3vsfdSKtNHWsMjLq-l0lj2AteXWtU33VtNLBX7c/edit?usp=sharing

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Cheers!

Sample Debate Question on Cycling

Sample Debate Question on Cycling

All candidates debates are happening over the next few weeks across the city. We encourage you to attend and ask quesitons about cycling! We recommend you ask a question about cycling, such as the one below: “My name is (name) and I am a resident of Hamilton Ward (ward number). I am a supporter of… Continue Reading

Survey Results: 2018 Municipal Candidates’ Positions on Cycling

Survey Results: 2018 Municipal Candidates’ Positions on Cycling

Cycle Hamilton contacted all Municipal Candidates that provided an official email address in order to better understand their positions on bike-related issues. For more information: Kate Whalen, Co-Chair, chair@cyclehamont.ca Survey results are available here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OzkuDIoKZ7hXtMWDW6ZzxILTFlOgJMOCGG1OZ-02ei8/edit?usp=sharing Continue Reading

Needed: Ward Ride Leaders!

Needed: Ward Ride Leaders!

Be a voice for cycling in your community and lead a “Ward Ride” this Fall. As part of our election advocacy strategy, Cycle Hamilton is seeking a volunteer(s) from each of our city’s 15 wards to host a bike ride for local election candidates. These rides are meant to be a fun & informative way… Continue Reading

2018 MPP Candidates’ Positions on Cycling

2018 MPP Candidates’ Positions on Cycling

Cycle Hamilton is contacting all MPP Candidates for in the four Hamilton ridings in order to better understand their positions on bike-related issues. We will be posting responses on this page as the MPP Candidates provide their responses. Check back regularly for updates. Cycle Hamilton could not locate email addresses for the following candidates: Tony… Continue Reading

Hamilton Council Supports Ask For Provincial Funding for Bike Infrastructure

Hamilton Council Supports Ask For Provincial Funding for Bike Infrastructure

Thanks to the support of Share the Road and Councillors Jason Farr, Matthew Green, and Sam Murulla, Cycle Hamilton was successful in our ask to Hamilton City Council to send a letter to the Province in support of an MTO budget line allocating $75 million annually to municipal biking infrastructure. You can see a copy… Continue Reading

#CommutingWithCouncil Needs You!

#CommutingWithCouncil Needs You!

Mayor Fred Eisenberger rode to school with 6-year-old Oliver Flood in attempt to understand the obstacles and dangers that our most vulnerable road users face every single day. The #CommutingWithCouncil initiative is led by local cycling advocate Tom Flood (@TomFlood1) with support from Oliver Viet (@OliverVeit). “This initiative will hopefully lead to more rides that… Continue Reading

Friendly Streets Toolkit Now Available

Friendly Streets Toolkit Now Available

Friendly Streets Hamilton recently completed their toolkit for community engagement. The toolkit, which was prepared by Elise Desjardins and Beatrice Ekoko, includes 14 modules on topics such as traffic calming, cycle-friendly businesses, street vibrancy, and more! Read the full toolkit here!   Friendly Streets Hamilton Toolkit Continue Reading