- Mayor and Council
Thank you for signing the petition, and for your interest in active transportation in Orillia, Ontario.
The petition, and the bike to work days, and the bicycle rally's are helping to convince Orillia's decision makers that bicycle infrastructure is important, and that it will be an election issue in 2010.
In a time of climate change, air pollution, soaring obesity and diabetes rates stemming from inactivity, and a peak in oil production which will lead to much higher prices for gasoline and even basic necessities such as heat and food, there is increasingly a call for well planned, walkable communities with infrastructure that allows people to safely walk and bike to work and shopping.
We would like to see the city of Orillia set the construction of a walkable, bikeable city, with well-serviced public transit, as a priority for future urban planning.
On September 10th, 2008, we will demonstrate the importance of active transportation issues by participating in Orillia's first Bicycle Rally, and Walk and Bike to Work and School day.
We respectfully request that the development of active transportation infrastructure - such as bicycle parking posts, bicycle lanes, and wide sidewalks - become a priority in Orillia.
The Active Transportation in Orillia petition to Mayor and Council was written by C Tomasini and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.