Get Involved

Want to support cycling in the Region of Waterloo? There are many ways to get involved!

Engage in the Transportation Master Plan update

The Region of Waterloo is updating its Transportation Master Plan called “Moving Forward“, about how people and goods will get around over the next 25 years. The plan lays out our vision, goals, objectives and priorities, and includes Regional roads, Grand River Transit, cycling, walking, trucking, travel outside the Region, and managing travel demand.

Graphic with the words Moving Forward

 

Read the Active Transportation Master Plan

You can read Walk Cycle Waterloo Region, the Region’s Active Transportation Master Plan.  This document provides guidance to Council and staff on actions to take to make it easier for residents of and visitors to the Region of Waterloo to choose active transportation. Comments can be sent to WalkCycleWR@regionofwaterloo.ca

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Write to an Elected Official

Consult this link for a guide to writing an effective advocacy letter.

Visit the Municipal Contacts page to reach your City Council Members.

Regional Council Members can be contacted here and Members of Provincial Parliament can be contacted here.

Join an Advisory Committee

Kitchener Cycling and Trails Advisory Committee

Cambridge Cycling Focus Group

Waterloo Advisory Committee on Active Transportation

Active Transportation Advisory Committee 


Cycling Advocacy Groups

Thumbs Up, Waterloo Region 

Community campaign directed to both cyclists and motorists, and aims to improve road safety through education, engineering, and enforcement while fostering a community culture of sharing the road.

Active Transportation 

Region of Waterloo Public Health & Emergency Services provides information on active transportation which refers to all types of human-powered transportation – walking, cycling, in-line skating or skateboarding, and using a wheelchair. There are many ways to engage in active transportation such as walking to the bus stop, or cycling to school/work.

TriTAG 

The Tri-Cities Transport Action Group was founded in May 2009 by a group of like-minded citizens from the Region of Waterloo with the idea that people should be able to walk, cycle, and take transit to everywhere they need to go, with dignity.

WaterlooBikes

WaterlooBikes is a grassroots community based organization. They advocate for safer cycling infrastructure and providing cycling education.

Share the Road 

The Share the Road Cycling Coalition is a provincial cycling advocacy organization working to build a bicycle-friendly Ontario.

Cycle Toronto 

Cycle Toronto (formerly the Toronto Cyclists Union) is a diverse member-supported organization that advocates for a healthy, safe, cycling-friendly city for all.

Toronto Cycling Think and Do Tank 

Multidisciplinary, multi-sector research project focused on increasing cycling as a primary transportation choice.