May is Bike Month! According to the League of American Bicyclists, the occasion (first established in 1956) “is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to [give] biking a try.”
Bike Month is also a celebration, and as part of that celebration, BikeWalkKC and the Mid-America Regional Council have reached out to a number of communities across the metro to request proclamations recognizing Bike Month. The documents are non-binding from a legislative standpoint, but still hold symbolic significance as they illustrate an important acknowledgement of the power of biking.
You can see the template of the legislation here, and below is a list of communities which have issued a proclamation:
- Kansas City, MO
- North Kansas City
- Overland Park
- Roeland Park
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