! Action Alert !

It’s time that cycling voices are consistently heard on matters that impact cycling citizens of Saskatoon!

We need your help to make Saskatoon streets safer for cyclists! Policies are making their way through City Hall, and to make them a reality we want you to join our assertive collective voice by writing a letter to Saskatoon City Council! 

Saskatoon Cycles supports any motion that takes key steps toward creating an Active Transportation network of safer, continuous, and connected active transportation routes, free of gaps and danger zones, maintained appropriately, linking common Saskatoon destinations.

On February 6, 2024, the Standing Policy Committee on Transportation (SPCT) will vote on a proposal from city administration:

We want to send a clear message: cycling safety and improved mobility options are important, and council needs to take it seriously! To do that, we need your letter or speech of support to Saskatoon City Council. We have provided a sample letter below.

A: Write a letter in support of this item

It’s very important for council to see that the community cares about these issues enough to take the time to voice concerns. Get your thoughts on the record with a letter that states why you support the proposal.

There is a sample letter below if you are pressed for time, but anything original and personal you can add has more impact.

B: Speak at the council meeting

Council likes to hear directly from thoughtful citizens, as it provides them an opportunity to follow up and ask questions in a more personal way. If you have the passion and time to be present in chambers, add your name to the speakers list! You can also speak to council without being present in council chambers using Microsoft Teams.

There is strength in numbers. Thank you for getting involved and pitching in to make your city better. 

Your letter and/or request to speak must be submitted before 5PM Monday, February 5, 2024

  1. Go to: www.saskatoon.ca/submit-letterrequest-speak-council-and-committees
  2. Enter your information
  3. At “What do you want to do?” drop down menu, choose “Submit Comments” or “Request to Speak
  4. For “What meeting do you wish to speak/submit comments?” write: “PUBLIC AGENDA STANDING POLICY COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION Tuesday, February 06, 2024
  5. For “What agenda item do you wish to comment on?” write: “7.2.1 – 31st Street Bikeway Connection to 33rd Street Shared-use Pathway Functional Plan [TS2024-0204]
  6. Enter your comments.
    You can copy and paste our sample letter below, add to it, modify it, or write an entirely original message in your own words. We advise as much personalization as you can offer.
  7. Click the “Submit” button.

Sample letter:

To Members of the Standing Policy Committee on Transportation,

I support the city administration’s plan to create a connecting active transportation route between the 31st St. Bikeway to the 33rd St. multi-use path, and would like to see their recommendations sent to city council for approval. 

I believe this kind of connection is vital for a modern city that is keen to integrate current infrastructure into a safer, more continuous, and more accessible network for all modes of travel. 

I want this kind of city.

Sincerely,

Your name

Your Ward #  

Mayor Charlie Clark
Click on this link to send a message to the mayor

Ward 1 – Darren Hill
email: darren.hill@saskatoon.ca
phone: (306) 975-3671
neighbourhoods: Forest Grove, Sutherland, Sutherland Industrial, U of S Lands – South Management Area, Richmond Heights, North Park, City Park, Central Industrial, Kelsey/Woodlawn, Mayfair and Hudson Bay Park.

Ward 2 – Hilary Gough
email: hilary.gough@saskatoon.ca
phone: (306) 975-3672
neighbourhoods: Westmount, Caswell Hill, Riversdale, Pleasant Hill, West Industrial, Meadowgreen, Agpro Industrial, Montgomery, CN Yards Management Area, SW Industrial, SaskPower Management Area, Gordie Howe Management Area, Holiday Park and King George.

Ward 3 – David Kirton
email: david.kirton@saskatoon.ca
phone: (306) 975-3673
neighbourhoods: Fairhaven, Confederation SC, Parkridge, Blairmore SC, SW Development Area, Pacific Heights, Kensington, Blairmore Development Area and Confederation Park.

Ward 4 – Troy Davies
email: troy.davies@saskatoon.ca
phone: (306) 975-3674
neighbourhoods: Mount Royal, Massey Place, Dundonald, Westview, Hampton Village and Elk Point.

Ward 5 – Randy Donauer
email: randy.donauer@saskatoon.ca
phone: (306) 975-3675
neighbourhoods: River Heights, Lawson Heights SC, North Industrial, Airport Business Area, Marquis Industrial, North Development Area, Hudson Bay Industrial, Lawson Heights and Silverwood Heights.

Ward 6 – Cynthia Block
email: cynthia.block@saskatoon.ca
phone: (306) 975-3676
neighbourhoods: Central Business District, Nutana, Varsity View, Grosvenor Park, Holliston, Haultain and Buena Vista.

Ward 7 – Mairin Loewen
email: mairin.loewen@saskatoon.ca
phone: (306) 975-3677
neighbourhoods: Queen Elizabeth, Exhibition, Avalon, CN Industrial, South Development Area, The Willows, Stonebridge, Adelaide/Churchill, Nutana Park and Eastview.

Ward 8 – Sarina Gersher
email: sarina.gersher@saskatoon.ca
phone: (306) 975-3678
neighbourhoods: Brevoort Park, East College Park, Greystone Heights, College Park, Brighton, Holmwood, Briarwood and Hillcrest Management Area.

Ward 9 – Bev Dubois
email: bev.dubois@saskatoon.ca
phone: (306) 975-3679
neighbourhoods: Nutana SC, Wildwood, Lakeview, Lakeridge, Lakewood SC and Rosewood.

Ward 10 – Zach Jeffries
email: zach.jeffries@saskatoon.ca
phone: (306) 975-3680
neighbourhoods: Arbor Creek, Erindale, University Heights SC, University Heights Development Area, Silverspring, U of S Lands – North Management Area, Evergreen, Aspen Ridge and Willowgrove.