Dear Members and Friends
Wouldn’t it be great if 2019 was the year of the bike. The year where our governments finally got moving and said, ‘It’s time to get pedaling and do more to make it easier for everyone to hop on a bike every day.’
We’d love all our members and friends to help us get things moving by writing a ‘Dear Premier or Chief Minister’ letter to their state or territory leader. Too often the voice of the loud anti-bike minority determines what our government’s do. Well it’s time for the quiet pro-bike majority to speak up.
Your letter should let them know what you’d like to see them do for bikes. What that is is up to you: places to ride, bike supportive laws, improve driver behavior, etc. There’s a long list of things that need doing!
To maximise the impact please send your letter to us. We’d love to gather the letters in a huge sack (that hopefully makes Santa’s letters look modest) and deliver them all at once to the Premier.
To make it easy for you, you don’t have to mail your letter to us (although of course you’re welcome to if it’s easier for you). You can email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll take it to the Premier or Chief Minister. Just make sure you put your name and address on it and address it to your Premier or Chief Minister.
So please, before it ticks over to 2019 take a few minutes and send us your letter. It doesn’t matter if it’s 4 lines or 4 pages, we just need to all to make sure that 2019 is the year we get moving on bikes.
It would also be fantastic if you could spread the word and ask your friends and family to write a letter as well. The more of the quiet minority of bike riders who speak up, the harder it will be for the government to ignore bike riders.
Thanks so much and have a great Christmas.
CEO, Bicycle Network
PS You might be thinking, ‘Can’t you just send me a template I can stick my name on?’ We’d rather not as it just won’t have the same impact. If the government gets a lot of letters the same it will easily whip up a template response, create a list and spew out the response on mass. Individual letters have a greater impact because they require an individual response. Many thanks.