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.
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
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.
Join an Advisory Committee
Groups Advocating for Cycling
WaterlooBikes is a grassroots community-based organization. They advocate for safer cycling infrastructure and providing cycling education.
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.
The Share the Road Cycling Coalition is a provincial cycling advocacy organization working to build a bicycle-friendly Ontario.
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.
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.
Cycle Toronto (formerly the Toronto Cyclists Union) is a diverse member-supported organization that advocates for a healthy, safe, cycling-friendly city for all.
Multidisciplinary, multi-sector research project focused on increasing cycling as a primary transportation choice.