Proclamation Designating May as Bike Month in the City of Piqua

Posted on: May 3rd, 2017 No Comments

 

Members of Bike Piqua (Red Shirts) Accept the Bike Month Proclamation from Mayor Kazy Hinds

 

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, for more than a century, the bicycle has been an important part of the lives of most Americans; and,

WHEREAS, today, millions of Americans engage in bicycling as an environmentally sound form of transportation, an excellent form of fitness, and as a quality family recreation activity; and,

WHEREAS, Piqua hosts events such as Bike to Work Month, Bike to School Week, and the Groovy Gourd Bike Tour, and local and visiting bicyclists enjoy traveling the Great Miami River Trail, the Piqua Trail system, and

WHEREAS, these bicycling activities and attractions have great potential to have a positive impact on Piqua’s economy and tourism industry and to stimulate economic development by making the city attractive to businesses and citizens who enjoy the out of doors and healthy lifestyles; and

WHEREAS, creating bicycle-friendly communities has been shown to improve citizens’ health, well-being, and quality of life, to boost community spirit, to improve traffic safety, and to reduce pollution and congestion; and,

WHEREAS, the League of American Bicyclists and independent cyclists throughout our state are promoting greater public awareness of bicycle operation and safety education in an effort to reduce accidents, injuries and fatalities; and

WHEREAS, the citizens of Piqua benefit from the availability of a complete transportation system that includes facilities dedicated to the safe and convenient movement of bicycle traffic:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Piqua Commission hereby proclaims, the month of May as BIKE MONTH in Piqua, Ohio.

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KATHRYN B. HINDS, MAYOR

 

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