Biking for exercise, going to work, running errands should be an healthy alternative to transportation. Unfortunately bicycling may not be the safest way to travel. It's never too late to start carrying about our friends and neighbours safety.
We, the undersigned, petition Brockville City Council to proceed with a bicycle network per the Official Plan, including a two-way cycle track along Laurier Boulevard.
We understand that Brockville competes with other cities to attract and retain families, young talent and businesses, and that location decisions hinge increasingly on lifestyle – a city in which those aged 8 to 80 feel safe choosing to walk or ride a bike instead of using a car when circumstances permit.
We hold Council accountable for ensuring that public roads are safe for moving people regardless of mode of transportation.
We recognize the overwhelming evidence in the 28 Bicycle Friendly Communities in Ontario, home to two thirds of Ontarians, that investing in cycling facilities yields health, social, environmental and economic payback.
We urge Council to move quickly to complete the cycling network as described in the Official Plan, and adopted by Council in the report from the cycling committee of council.