With NSW local government elections fast approaching, there’s still time to put bikes and cycling on the agenda of candidates before Saturday 9 September.
Local government elections are the perfect time to influence change and help make your local neighbourhoods happy and healthy places to live.
Electing bike-friendly councillors are the key to getting things right on our roads and paths as well as building more places for people to ride.
Similarly, a council that supports getting more kids active, helps increase the likelihood of getting programs such as Ride2School up and running in your community.
Before you vote on Saturday 9 September — take the time to ring, email or speak to your local nominated candidates and ask them what their position is on making it easier for everyone to ride a bike in your community.
We know that collective action makes a difference. As a person who rides, your vote could help champion change and turn your community into a vibrant and active place for people.
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