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Email your city councillor and ask them to vote for the grid.
They will vote on the grid on October 11, 2016 so don’t wait!
Don't know who your councillor is?
Need some ideas for your email?
Some text to get your email started (remember that your personal story is the most effective way to communicate with your councillor).
You could start out like this:
Dear Councillor [ENTER NAME],
And then add this
I am a constituent of yours, and I'm writing you to express my support for the proposed grid of protected bike paths in Edmonton's downtown core. Please vote for the grid in early October.
As your constituent, please consider this email a vote in support of Stantec's proposed downtown bike path grid.
I am excited about the prospect of a grid of bike paths in Edmonton's downtown next summer. I support the grid, and as your constituent I hope that you will represent my views and support it as well.
Then you could personalize it like this:
I currently ride my bike to work downtown, and I feel uncomfortable and/or scared on the roads. I ride on the sidewalk to avoid the danger, which is obviously not ideal for anyone...[CONTINUE WITH YOUR PERSONAL EXPERIENCE]
I would love to ride my bike downtown for work/school but currently I am not comfortable on the roads there...[CONTINUE WITH YOUR PERSONAL EXPERIENCE]
My family would like the option to ride downtown to the library/festivals/Churchill Square but right now I'm not comfortable bringing my child/children there on their bikes. ...[CONTINUE WITH YOUR PERSONAL EXPERIENCE]