Campaigning in Your Community
If you’re in Canada and you’d like to set up a Love 30 campaign in your community, let’s talk. Love 30 Canada can help you seek grant money, help you prepare briefings and letters to councillors; advise on arguing the case to various professionals; and provide templates for press releases/media quotes, petitions, posters, stickers, and presentations. We can also advise you on setting up a website and campaign pack.
A good deal of free support can can be found on the 20s Plenty for Us site. When resources permit there will be more original material on the Canada site, including critiques of local speed management plans; access to municipal government documents; Freedom Of Information request procedure; how to complain to your local representatives; loan of speed detectors; and general implementation advice. We can also use the present site and related social media to attract attention to your local campaign. All of these services, provided in partnership with the community engagement experts at 20’s Plenty for Us, are designed to make you more effective at getting 30 km/h limits implemented on your streets.
The Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) and partnering institutions have released a Guide to Safer Streets near Schools that begins with an introduction covering who to contact, defining the problem and determining the potential paths forward. The latter include speed limit measures, traffic calming measures and intersection / major road crossing measures. This is followed by sections on supporting research and a toolkit with all kinds of useful forms.
Since Love 30 Canada is a grassroots organisation, the most important goal of this site is to establish a knowledge network connecting you to other community organizers throughout Canada and the world. Here, too, the idea is to build on the success of the 20s Plenty for Us campaign, which includes a campaigner discussion group where you can swap information with like-minded people. The best way to start a campaign in your area is to connect with campaigns that are already underway.
If you are in the media and want any information on the subject of setting speed limits, and setting 30 km/h speed limits in particular, we would be pleased to help. Please visit the contact page for assistance, and go here to read, watch and listen to media appearances on road safety measures including 30 km/h speed limits by Love 30 Canada ED Graham Larkin.