We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote event – 11th November at the City Chambers, Edinburgh 20:00-21:30 reserve your free place

We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote

We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote is an umbrella campaign to put active travel on the agenda at the 2016 Holyrood election

With women leading 3 out of the 5 major parties in Scotland – including our First Minister – we thought we’d head for the centres of power for our next Women’s Cycle Forum event. As part of the We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote umbrella campaign, we’re inviting female politicians from all parties for an informal event to share ideas with voters about not just cycling but walking too, and the whole wider agenda that goes with it: what sort of places do we want to live, work, play and raise our families in?

Join Edinburgh Transport Convenor Lesley Hinds, MSPs Joan McAlpine and Alison Johnstone, and councillors Joanna Mowat and Maureen Childs for an evening of discussion about the future of our streets.

We tried hard to come up with any other way of describing the format of the evening than ‘speed dating’ – if only not to attract the weirdos – but it’s the easiest shorthand for what we have in mind: a series of brief conversations across parties and political levels where you can pitch what you would like to see change, and the politicians can pitch back to you what they would do to achieve it.

Joan McAlpine and Aileen McLeod

Meeting with Joan McAlpine and Aileen McLeod at the SNP conference in Aberdeen

In line with our ‘women led’ but not ‘women only’ philosophy, we’ll be inviting only female politicians to take part but the event is open to everyone to attend. We hope that everyone will have a chance to talk to everyone in a series of brief round tables. We’ll be holding it after the reception for the Cycling Scotland conference, but you don’t have to be a delegate to take part. And it will be free, although spaces are limited so please do book your place.

Meeting with Alison Johnstone at the Green Party conference in Glasgow

Meeting with Alison Johnstone at the Green Party conference in Glasgow

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