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Legislation #: 070596 Introduction Date: 5/10/2007
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON
Title: Declaring May 14-18, 2007, as Bike to Work Week.

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5/9/2007 Filed by the Clerk's office
5/10/2007 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 070596

 

Declaring May 14-18, 2007, as Bike to Work Week.

 

WHEREAS, the bicycle is a utilitarian, economical, environmentally sound and effective means of personal transportation, recreation and fitness; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City, Missouri encourages the use of bicycles as a means of transportation; and

 

WHEREAS, the bicycle is recognized as a legitimate roadway vehicle and is entitled to legal and responsible use of all public roadway facilities in Missouri except highways constructed to interstate standards; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City, Missouri encourages the increased use of the bicycle, benefiting all citizens of Kansas City by improving air quality, reducing traffic congestion and noise, decreasing the use of and dependence upon finite energy sources, and fostering exercise; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City, Missouri recognizing the use of bicycles as a viable mode of transportation endeavors to promote safe and responsible bicycling and is committed to incorporating the development of bicycle facilities in the vision for revitalizing downtown Kansas City; and

 

WHEREAS, the League of American Bicyclists has established May as National Bicycle Month and the Mayor establishes May as Bicycle Safety Month in Kansas City; and

 

WHEREAS, the Share the Road Safety Task Force, Mid-America Regional Councils Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Bridging The Gap, and the Mayor all encourage citizens to ride their bicycles to work, to the store, to the park, around their neighborhoods and with friends and family to promote the personal and societal benefits achieved from bicycling; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby declare May 14-18, 2007, as Bike to Work Week; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Deb Ridgway with the appreciation of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City for the efforts being made to make bicycling a safe mode of transportation in the community.

 

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