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Legislation #: 950637 Introduction Date: 5/11/1995
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER GLOVER
Title: Declaring the week of May 14, 1995, to be "Bike-To-Work Week" and May 16, 1995, to be "Bike-To-Work Day" in Kansas City.

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5/11/1995

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5/11/1995

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RESOLUTION NO. 950637

 

Declaring the week of May 14, 1995, to be "Bike-To-Work Week" and May 16, 1995, to be "Bike-To-Work Day" in Kansas City.

 

WHEREAS, the month of May has been designated as National Bicycle Month by the League of American Bicyclists; and

 

WHEREAS, the week of May 14 through May 20 has been further designated as National Bike-To-Work Week; and

 

WHEREAS, bicycle commuting to and from work is an activity pursued by an estimated 4.3 million cyclists on any given day, nationwide; and

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Bicycle Club, the namesake club of our fair City for the past 25 years, encourages and educates cyclists in the responsible and practical operation of bicycles on our public thoroughfares; and

 

WHEREAS, Kansas City has gained the reputation as "one of the few livable cities left" partially as a result of its magnificent system of boulevards and wide thoroughfares which makes it eminently suited to bicycle travel; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City is an integral part of the Mid-America Regional Council, which is planning for the future of bicycle traffic throughout the metropolitan region and making Kansas City more bicycle-friendly through the creation of the MetroBike Transportation Plan; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the week of May 14 through 20 is hereby designated as Bike-To-Work Week in Kansas City, Missouri; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that May 16 is hereby designated as Bike-To-Work Day in Kansas City, Missouri, and all commuters are urged to ride a bicycle to work on that day; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof, and that copies hereof be presented to Dave Mathews (President), Gary Strohm (Vice President - Touring), Ariel Mendez (Vice President - Racing), Harlan McAllister (Treasurer), Valarie Horton (Secretary), Art Gough (Advocacy Chairman) and Timothy Earl Osburn (Editor) as representatives of the Kansas City Bicycle Club in token of the appreciation of the Mayor and Council for their ongoing efforts in the education and advancement of bicycling in our great City.

 

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