If you have:

  • 30 seconds:
    • tweet your local politicians ‘Please support #walkcyclevote, it matters to me as a voter!’ (You can find your candidates’ social media profiles, including their twitter handles using our candidate finder)
    • send @walkcyclevote a tweet telling us why you want politicians to support #walkcyclevote (this briefing note may help)
  • 2 minutes:
    • Put a post on your local candidates’ and/or local political parties’ Facebook pages (use our candidate finder to get the link)
    • send a quick email to your local candidates letting them know you support We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote and asking them to do the same (links to email addresses coming soon).
  • 10 minutes:
    • send an email to your local candidates, explaining in more detail what you want to see done for active travel
    • Stop and chat to your local candidates (they don’t bite!) if you see them out and about campaigning and raise local problems with walking and cycling in your area.
    • Get hold of one of our gorgeous postcards to send to your local candidates – or email us directly with your ward (or postcode) and what you’d like to say and we send them out on your behalf
  • 1 hour:
    • make a short (30 second) film of your regular journey, commute or school run and send a link to your candidates saying why it’s good or bad – and for the school run during 24-28th April, why not share it with School Run Stories?
    • go out onto your local High Street this weekend and look for politicians and parties – they’ll be standing under gazebos with leaflets – and talk to them about the #walkcyclevote asks (or hand them a leaflet)
  • 2 hours or so:
    • contact your local candidates and offer to take them on your commute or school run to show them the cycling conditions where you live
    • go to a local hustings or meeting and, where relevant, try to raise walking and cycling as an issue that needs to be a priority – use our briefing notes if you want a quick crib sheet.
    • Go along to any of the local campaign events our supporters are arranging – here’s a list of the ones we know about so far.
    • Make sure you get along to Pedal on Parliament – now happening in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Inverness (on the 22nd April) and Glasgow (23rd April).
  • 1 day:
    • organise a candidates’ infrastructure ride, or support your local cycling group to do one – some advice on how to do this here
    • organise a local husting event and invite local politicians along to talk about what they will do to support walking and cycling locally.
    • If you live within cycling distance of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness or Aberdeen, perhaps you could organise a Pedal on Parliament feeder ride for the 22nd or 23rd April
  • More time?
    • We need help to encourage everyone that rides a bike to get involved with #walkcyclevote! Email contact@walkcyclevote.scot if you want to help us over the next few weeks!

If you are part of a group or organisation that would like to join our supporters, then please email us to find out more