I haven’t had the opportunity yet to get involved in any advocacy role yet to support cycling in Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada or HRM but by voting for a city councillor that supports cycling infrastructure development and parks and recreation investment we certainly can at least ensure that we are voting for people that will support cycling and parks and recreation initiatives in city council.
Based on my review in my district 7 it seems that Waye Mason is the candidate most committed to supporting cycling infrastructure development in his platform. I don’t live in District 11 but on the trail building days I was involved in at McIntosh Run Patty Cuttell was the only candidate I saw at trail building days, helping out and showing an interest in the trails and their development. I see her platform also mentions biking as part of making communities more livable.
If anyone else has a candidate they would suggest from other districts that has a platform that supports cycling and parks and recreational development, it might be valuable information to share amongst the members here and encourage fellow cyclists and MTBers here in Halifax to vote in this election!