You writing a letter to Council today is critically important. (details below)
Natasha Fox’s death while cycling on May 24th, 2023 has brought our best and worst stories together in a united call for more respect and safety for all road users. None of us wants a tragedy like that to happen again, ever.
We need your voice now!
On Wednesday, June 28, Saskatoon City Council will be discussing four motions brought by Councillor Block to address the intersection where Natasha was killed. These motions present an opportunity for you to share your stories and thoughts about cycling safety in Saskatoon and what better street design and active transportation infrastructure would mean to you and your family.
Here’s how to help:
1. Write a letter about what safe cycling means to you.
- check out our sample letter below
- reference it, copy and paste what you need, but writing it in your own words is best
- make your letter as personal as you can
2. Send your letter to City Council using the Submit a Letter form by clicking here.
You must do this before 5PM Monday, June 26, 2023, but sooner is better.
3. Send another letter to your Ward councillor directly. It can be the same or new material, but this will ensure that your representative gets it directly from a voter in their ward! You can find contact information for your councillor here.
4. Share this email with any friends and family who care about your safety when you’re cycling, and encourage them to write. Their voices are important as well, even if they don’t ride a bike!
Thank you for getting involved and gearing up for change!
To Saskatoon City Council,
It has come to my attention that Councillor Block (Ward 6) has introduced motions to council that would attempt to address cycling safety concerns at the intersection of College Dr. and Wiggins Ave. These motions include:
- a third party road safety audit at the intersection
- funding for the above audit
- an update on the implementation of the Active Transportation Plan
- a budget option for an annual Road Safety Audit program
I support these and any future motions that urgently address safety for people riding bikes with a focus on infrastructure for all ages and abilities.
[Try to include personal details here. Do you ride a bike? Where? How often? Do you worry about a loved one cycling? Do you have a particularly memorable cycling experience? Do you have specific concerns or ideas?]
The right time to improve cycling safety is NOW.