Carrboro Townwide News

Posted on: May 2, 2017

Walk and Bike to School Month Proclamation & Events


P R O C L A M A T IO N

Designating MAY 2017 as “NATIONAL BIKE MONTH”, AND, MAY 10, 2017,

as “NATIONAL Bike/WALK to School Day”, and May 15 to May 19, 2017

as “NATIONAL BIKE TO WORK WEEK”, with MAY 19TH AS

“NATIONAL BIKE TO WORK DAY”

 

WHEREAS, Carrboro Vision 2020 Policy 3.25 encourages pedestrian safety and Policy 4.31 encourages the Town to implement its bicycle and pedestrian network plan; and

WHEREAS, the Town held a ceremonious opening for three new Fixit stations in downtown Carrboro on March 25th; and

WHEREAS, encouraging walking and bicycling to school can help promote an active lifestyle among Carrboro children; and

WHEREAS, the National Center for Safe Routes to School 2016 report “Trends in Walking and Bicycling to School from 2007 to 2014,” revealed that while walking to and from school increased significantly between 2007-08 and 2014, bicycling to and from school remained more stagnant; and

WHEREAS, the same reported the percentage of parents who indicated that their child’s school supported walking and bicycling between home and school increased from 26% to almost 41%, and that siting schools near student households was one of the strongest predictors of walking and bicycling; and

WHEREAS, the 2009 Carrboro Comprehensive Bicycle Transportation Plan recommends implementing Safe Routes to School planning activities and events; and

WHEREAS, the 2012 Carrboro Safe Routes to School Action Plan, endorsed by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education, recommends establishing a regular Walk and Bike to School Day; and

WHEREAS, the Town continues to partner with the Town of Chapel Hill and the Carrboro Bicycle Coalition to promote bicycling, such as the bike on bus event, scheduled for May 13th at Farmers Market, the bicycle breakfast on May 16, 2017, part of Bike to Work Week;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that I, Lydia Lavelle, Mayor of the Town of Carrboro, North Carolina, do hereby proclaim the month of May 2017 as “National Bicycle Month in Carrboro” and May 10th as “Carrboro Walk/Bike to School Day”, May 15th through 19th as “Carrboro Bike to Work Week” and May 19th as “Carrboro Bike to Work Day”.  

This is the 2nd day of May 2017.



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