This legislative session, I hope that three Ontario MPPs are going to “take the lane.”
Mike Colle of the Liberals; Catherine Fife, of the NDP; and Norm Miller of the Conservatives have joined forces for the first all-party cycling caucus in Canada.
They will be taking their message about the economic, health, safety and environmental benefits of cycling to their 104 colleagues in the Ontario Legislature, and to the wider audience of 13 million Ontarians. I hope that rather than riding at the curb side of the road, they will push this issues of bicycle benefits to Ontario into the centre of the lane. And with the governing Liberals in a minority position, there is a good chance that matters with all-party support will have some possibility of passage.
By phone and email, I chatted with the three prior to their first official meeting this month. Click here for the full story.