MAY BIKE MONTH PROCLAMATION

CABA’s Lobbying Pays Off

“Now, Therefore, We, Patrick McCrory, Mayor of Charlotte, and Jennifer Roberts, Chairman of the County Board of Commissioners, do hereby proclaim the month of May 2008 as “Queen City Bike Month” in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County and commend its observance to all citizens…..”

This joint action is consistent with a national movement led by the League of American Bicyclists and came about locally from a meeting with Dan Faris, Chairman of CABA and Martin Zimmerman of CABA hosted by Mayor McCrory last October.

The Proclamation was presented by County Commissioner and CABA Board of Advisor member, Dumont Clarke to Martin Zimmerman (as a representative of the bicycle community) at the May 7 Commissioners meeting. It will be presented again tonight (May 12) by Councilman Anthony Foxx at City Council.

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