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File #: 220446    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Special Action Status: Passed
File created: 5/17/2022 In control: Council
On agenda: 5/19/2022 Final action: 5/19/2022
Title: Designating May 16th to 20th as National Bike to Work Week in Kansas City, Missouri.
Sponsors: Eric Bunch, Kevin McManus, Lee Barnes Jr., Teresa Loar, Ryana Parks-Shaw, Dan Fowler, Katheryn Shields, Kevin O'Neill, Andrea Bough, Quinton Lucas, Heather Hall
Attachments: 1. Authenticated Resolution 220446
RESOLUTION NO. 220446

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Designating May 16th to 20th as National Bike to Work Week in Kansas City, Missouri.

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WHEREAS, Bike Month was established as a national celebration in 1956 and is supported by the League of American Bicyclists; and

WHEREAS, the designation is meant to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encourage more people to give biking a try; and

WHEREAS, May 1, 2022, is National "Ride a Bike Day" and May 4, 2022, is National "Bike to School Day"; and

WHEREAS, May is also the time of year for people to celebrate "Bike to Work Week" from May 16 to May 22, 2022, as well as "Bike to Work Day" on May 20, 2022; and

WHEREAS, bicycling offers an opportunity to invest in more equitable access to key resources for communities and households without a car; and

WHEREAS, bicycling is a form of active transportation which can contribute to more physical activity and a lower likelihood of developing preventable disease; and

WHEREAS, investing in connected and protected bike lanes and related facilities can be beneficial for local businesses; and

WHEREAS, the emergence of electric-assist bicycles and cargo bicycles have vastly expanded the possibilities of bicycling as a utilitarian form of transportation capable of helping people to take fewer car trips; and

WHEREAS, greater support for biking policies, plans, and projects will be an integral part of addressing climate change; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

That the Mayor and Council hereby designate May 16th to 20th 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 BikeWalkKC and designate the month of May in 2022 as Bike Month in Kansas City, Missouri.

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