Tuesday, May 17, 2011

BoCC Declares May 2011 Bike Month

5-17-11 Bicycle Month
The County Commission adopted the following resolution:

Lee County has an interest in encouraging the use of bicycles, increasing education and awareness of bicycle safety; and Whereas: Lee County has invested millions of dollars to construct bicycle facilities as part of roadway improvements and as a retrofit to existing roads; and Whereas: The Board of County Commissioners adopted a Complete Streets Resolution on November 10, 2009; and Whereas: The month of May is being promoted by the League of American Bicyclists as National Bike Month, with the week of May 16-20 as Bike-to-Work Week and Friday May 20 as Bike-to-Work Day. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida does hereby declare May 2011 to be Bike Month, with the week of May 16-20, 2011as Bike-to-Work Week and with Friday, May 20, 2011 as Bike-to-Work Day in Lee County.

On hand for today's ceremony were Bert Hamilton, Keith Kibbey, Joe Beck, and Margaret Banyan. As chair of BPAC, Bert Hamilton spoke, thanking the County for their efforts in working to make Lee County a more bike-friendly community.

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