The public bike program will be up for approval at the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on Tuesday, April 20th and to City Council on May 11-12 (somewhere on the agenda to be determined).
The bike union and myself are asking you to take action so the public bike program wins support to launch next year and joins the ranks of cities like Montreal, Paris, Boston, London and even Minneapolis.
Back in February the public bikesharing program was practically dead. A good letter campaign in February got a positive response from Mayor Miller, effectively bringing it back to life. The new version is a smaller version of 1000 bikes and is delayed to next year, but at least it will happen. And it would be super if everyone would send another letter or email to councillors on the public works committee.
Email your support by Monday April 19th at Noon for the Public Bike Share staff report and proposal that is being presented on April 20th at the PWIC meeting to the PWIC Clerk, your Councillor, and Mayor Miller.
Subject: Item PW32.8 - Proposed Public Bicycle Program, Staff Report (you can change the subject just make sure to include the item number)
TO: PWIC Clerk - "Candy Davidovits" firstname.lastname@example.org, “Mayor David Miller” email@example.com, and your local Councillor.
Check here to find your Councillor’s contact info: http://app.toronto.ca/wards/jsp/wards.jsp
CC: Toronto Cyclists Union firstname.lastname@example.org
Please support the proposed Public Bike System. It is coming at next to no cost to the City. The payback is big as it will encourage more people to bike, get healthy and reduce the impact on the environment. Going by bike is cheap, efficient and enjoyable.
Public bikes allow more people to choose cycling as a healthy option. help catalyze the long awaited bike infrastructure we've been requesting, and dramatically improve our city,
Please help to make this a legacy for future generations.
You can read more about it in the staff report.
Please make your emails unique and personal!