13-R280

2013 -- H 6119

Enacted 05/15/13

 

 

H O U S E R E S O L U T I O N

PROCLAIMING MAY 13-17, 2013, AS "BIKE-TO-WORK WEEK" IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND

     

     

     Introduced By: Representatives Handy, Martin, Tanzi, Ruggiero, and Tomasso

     Date Introduced: May 15, 2013

 

     

 

     WHEREAS, "Bike-to-Work Week" is celebrated annually across the United States in

order to promote the use of bicycles as an option for commuting to work; and

     WHEREAS, The "Bike-to-Work" initiative was originated by the League of American Bicyclists

League of American Bicyclists in 1956, and Bike-to-Work Week occurs during National Bike Month; and

     WHEREAS, Bicycle commuting is a safe and healthy alternative to driving an

automobile to work each day and it provides economic and environmental benefits to our

communities; and

     WHEREAS, Widespread bike commuting helps to lessen traffic congestion and noise,

reduces associated greenhouse gas emissions, and decreases the use of and dependence upon

finite energy sources; and

     WHEREAS, Rhode Island has more than 50 miles of paved bike paths, myriad bike lanes

and bike routes, and 40 additional miles of paved bike path currently under design; and

     WHEREAS, Our state is quickly becoming one of the nationís most "bike friendly" states

and the advantages to our citizenry and communities should be promoted and recognized; now,

therefore be it 

     RESOLVED, That this House of Representatives of the State of Rhode Island and

Providence Plantations hereby proclaims May 13-17, 2013, to be "Bike-to-Work Week" in the

State of Rhode Island. We furthermore support and encourage all the citizens of our state to

participate by giving bike commuting a try; and be it further

     RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State be and hereby is authorized and directed to

transmit a duly certified copy of this resolution to the President of the League of American

Bicyclists.       

     

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