Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheehey, left, and Public Works Department County Engineer Eric Martinez hold up a proclamation that delcares May 14-18 Bike to Work Week and May as Bike Month Tuesday night at the regular County Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
The Los Alamos County Councilor proclaimed May 14-18 Bike to Work Week and May as Bike Month Tuesday night at the regular County Council meeting.
WHEREAS: On November 30, 2017, Los Alamos became a Bronze status Bicycle Friendly Community as designated by the League of American Bicyclists and where Los Alamos continues to make every effort to maintain and improve upon this designation;
WHEREAS: The bicycle is a viable and environmentally sound form of transportation and an excellent form of recreation, and May has been named National Bike Month for the past 56 years, celebrated by offering educational programs, races, commuting events, trail work days, helmet promotion, charity events, or just encouraging individuals to go for a ride; and
WHEREAS: At home and in school, parents and teachers can educate children about the benefits of protecting our resources and the importance of caring for our environment; and
WHEREAS: Los Alamos’ trail network attracts hundreds of bicyclists each year from all 50 states and across the globe, providing economic, health and scenic benefits to our community and the world; bicycling activities and attractions have great potential to impact our economy and tourism industry and stimulate economic development by making Los Alamos attractive to businesses and citizens who enjoy the outdoors and healthy lifestyles; and
WHEREAS: Creating bicycle-friendly communities can improve citizens’ health, well-being and quality of life, boost community spirit, improve traffic safety and reduce pollution and congestion; and
WHEREAS: Educating bicyclists and motorists about proper bicycle operation is important to ensure the safety and comfort of all involved;
NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the Council of the Incorporated County of Los Alamos, I do hereby proclaim the Month of May 2018 as
in Los Alamos County, and the week of May 14-18, 2018 as
“BIKE TO WORK WEEK”
I encourage our citizens to participate in planned events, and to share the road safely.