Tuesday, May 1, 2012

County Commissioners Proclaim May 2012 Bike to Work Month

 Thanks to BoCC for recognizing the importance of biking in Southwest Florida by proclaiming May Bike-To-Work Month.  Kudos to BPAC for your great work!
5-1-12 Bike Month
Many Lee County residents own bicycles and surveys indicate that the majority of Southwest Florida drivers ride a bicycle at least once a year and over one-third ride a bicycle at least once a month; and Whereas: A bicycle is recognized as a vehicle and is a viable means of transportation for many types of trips and destinations; and Whereas: National health organizations, environmental agencies, and physical fitness activists believe increased bicycling to be of national interest for health purposes; and Whereas: An increase in the use of bicycles in place of motor vehicle use will correspondingly decrease greenhouse gas emissions in Lee County; and Whereas: 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 14-18 as Bike-to-Work Week and Friday, May 18 as Bike-to-Work Day. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida, does hereby declare May 2012 to be Bike Month, with the week of May 14-18, 2012 as Bike-to-Work Week and with Friday, May 18, 2012 as Bike-to-Work Day in Lee County.

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