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File #: TMP-2688    Version: 1 Name: National Bike Month
Type: Proclamation Status: Ceremonial
File created: 4/5/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/1/2018 Final action:
Title: Proclamation recognizing the month of May as National Bike Month in Farmers Branch.
Attachments: 1. Proclamation National Bike Month
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Proclamation recognizing the month of May as National Bike Month in Farmers Branch.

 

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BACKGROUND:

The League of American Bicyclists recognize May as National Bike Month.  Communities and organizations across America will celebrate this event by introducing bicycling to new riders and showcasing its many benefits.  The City of Farmers Branch has participated in National Bike Month since 2015. 

The Sustainability and Public Health staff will distribute education materials and maps to various city facilities while supplies last.  Be sure to stop by the Community Recreation Center and tune up your bike at the fix-it-bicycle station located near the main entrance on the west side of the facility. 

 

Biking improves health and wellness and provides enjoyment for the entire family.  Statics show that 40% of all trips in the United States are less than two miles, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to travel.

 

Bike commuting has grown more than 61% over the past decade because of the interest in healthy, sustainable and economic transportation options.  May 18th is a great opportunity for the business community to participate by hosting a Bike to Work event.

 

ATTACHMENT:

1.  Proclamation