You can use the following email template when contacting staff or politicians at the Halifax Regional Municipality. Feel free to Cc us at email@example.com when emailing!
My name is [your name] and I’m reaching out to you today to ask that you prioritize [bike infrastructure in X location, or a specific project that we’re working on].
[for a full list of our advocacy efforts, visit: cyclehalifax.ca/campaigns/]
Residents of the HRM would greatly benefit from [bike lanes, bike corrals] because…
Talk a little about yourself and explain why this infrastructure and bike accessibility is important to you!
List of councillors (email re: bike infrastructure, community building)
List of MLAs (email re: road work)
Halifax Mayor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andy Fillmore, MP for Halifax: Andy.Fillmore@parl.gc.ca
The folx listed below are some of the people (working with the Halifax Regional Municipality) that you might want to consider writing to or calling to advocate for cycling issues.
It’s best to email or call with a specific advocacy message and/or request about an ongoing issue (e.g. new bike lanes in a certain area).
Politicians (mayor, councillors, MLAs, ministers, etc.)
Contact politicians about larger, more long-term projects and ideas.
Municipal and provincial bureaucrats (staff, planning staff)
Write to city planning staff about specific projects and infrastructure decisions.
Active Transportation Advisory Committee (one HRM councillor, stakeholder representatives, and community members)
Write to the ATAC about specific projects, ideas, and any active transportation needs you may have.
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