10) For those who ride bikes, we know how dangerous our streets feel each day. Only with a unified voice can we create safe space and transform the city.
9) It only costs $2.50 per month. Is your health and safety worth the price?
8) Starting last week, bike lanes were being removed by constructions crews on Pharmacy and Birchmount – against the advice of city staff. Jarvis is the next scheduled removal.
7) 2011 was the first year in the history of Toronto to see a net LOSS of on-street bike lanes. Let’s make it the the last.
6) Being pro-bike, doesn’t mean you’re anti-car. It just means that you believe in shared roads, and you’re willing to work towards that goal.
5) Lack of bicycle infrastructure can be deadly. Just this week, a young cyclist was killed in Ottawa after being doored. Bike lanes save lives.
4) Bike lanes also encourage more people to ride. And more cyclists make the road safer for everyone.
3) The bike union is only a few years old, but has already attracted over 1,000 members and has made a real difference in TO. You can be a part of that change.
2) Bikes are fun, sexy, fast, green and have great fuel efficiency. Let’s get more of them on the road!
1) Change doesn’t happen by itself. It happens when people stand up, together. If you believe in shared, safe streets and a green city, then join the bike union.
Did I mention it’s only $2.50 per month?
Safe riding, everyone!