Recently, the Huron County Cycling Strategy, a project by the Huron County Cycling Advisory Committee in North Huron, Ont., issued a challenge to the township to place Share the Road bumper stickers on all official municipal vehicles.
At a council meeting earlier this month, the township accepted.
Since its inception, SouthWesternOntario.ca reports, the Huron County Cycling Advisory Committee has been lobbying city staff and public works officials to make the region friendlier to cyclists, largely through planning future cycling routes, infrastructure and erecting share-the-road signage throughout the township directed at motorists. The move by North Huron to place Share the Road bumper stickers on all official vehicles indicates that the Committee’s efforts are picking up momentum, bringing the fulfilment of those objectives closer to reality.
“This [committee],” said strategy delegate Bob Pike, speaking to North Huron council, “is not just about the benefits of cycling, it’s about the health of our communities, the health of our people and the health of our environment. If we are going to grow our communities with healthy people, we need to do activities that contribute to each of those segments — in other words, anything that is good for the health of all three is sustainable.” Projects supporting those objectives that the committee has planned, reportedly, include promoting cycling activities and creating a bike education subcommittee.
The Huron County Cycling Advisory Committee’s presentation can be viewed online at northhuron.ca.