Quincy Mayor Declares Bike Safety Month

The QBC Board and Mayor Kyle Moore

The QBC Board and Mayor Kyle Moore

Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore attended the July 18th club meeting and read an official proclamation declaring July 18-August 17 Citywide Bike Safety Awareness Month.  The distinction was celebrated by all club members in attendance.   The Quincy Bike Club will be taking part in several events to raise bike safety awareness including an appearance on KHQA Televison’s Tri-States This Morning, Y101 and WGEM radio, and the Quincy Herald Whig.  Also, the Quincy Public Library is celebrating by putting together a display of cycling related books and magazines to feature in the browsing area of the library.  The Bike Safety Month will end with the annual Friends of the Trails Fun’d Ride on August 17th.  The official proclamation is on display at Madison Davis Bicycles and a copy can be found at the display at the Quincy Public Library.

Text of the proclamation:

City of Quincy, Illinois 

Official Proclamation

WHEREAS: Bicycling is an economical, healthy, convenient, and environmentally sound form of transportation and an excellent tool for recreation and enjoyment of Quincy’s scenic and historic beauty; and

WHEREAS: Quincy Bike Club and Friends of the Trails will promote the joys of bicycling through educational programs, organized rides, and community involvement in the upcoming month; and

WHEREAS: These groups are also promote bicycle tourism year round to attract more visitors to enjoy our local restaurants, hotels, retail establishments, and cultural and scenic attractions; and

WHEREAS:  The city has already made an investment in the Looking for Lincoln and Cedar Creek Trail systems and further promotion raises awareness and use of these trail initiatives; and

WHEREAS: Quincy’s road and trail system attracts more bicyclists each year and provide economic health, transportation, tourism, and scenic benefits; and

WHEREAS: The creation of a bicycling-friendly community has been shown to improve citizens’ health, well-being, and quality of life and will grow the economy of Quincy, attract tourism dollars, improve traffic safety, support student learning outcomes, and reduce pollution, congestion, and wear and tear on our streets and roads; and

WHEREAS: These groups will also promote greater public awareness of bicycle operation and safety education in an effort to reduce collisions, injuries, and fatalities and improve health and safety for everyone on the road; and

WHEREAS:  The promotion of safety and the rules of the road among both the cycling and motorist communities is a worthwhile investment for the entire community;

NOW THEREFOR I, Mayor Kyle Moore, do hereby proclaim July 18th through August 17th

BICYCLE SAFETY AND AWARENESS MONTH

in the City of Quincy, Illinois, and I urge all residents to join me in this special observance

Signed this 18th day of July, 2013

Successfully

Mayor Kyle A. Moore

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