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File #: 21-3160    Version: 1 Name: CELEBRATING MAY 2021 AS BIKE MONTH IN COOK COUNTY
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 5/7/2021 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 5/13/2021 Final action: 5/13/2021
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION CELEBRATING MAY 2021 AS BIKE MONTH IN COOK COUNTY WHEREAS, residents of Cook County enjoy bike riding for fun, fitness, and with family, as well as taking essential trips to work or shop; and WHEREAS, Cook County strives to meet the needs of all Cook County residents who wish to bike - regardless of age, ability, race, gender, ethnicity, or income; and WHEREAS, the bicycle is an economical, healthy, convenient, environmentally sound form of transportation and an excellent tool for recreation and enjoyment at the Cook County Forest Preserves and on residential bike routes and bikeways throughout Cook County; and WHEREAS, biking affords residents a healthy, recreational activity that can be done while physical distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic; and WHEREAS, Cook County's road and trail system attracts bicyclists each year, providing economic, transportation, tourism, and scenic benefits; and WHEREAS, creating a bicycling-friendly community has been shown ...
Sponsors: SCOTT R. BRITTON, LUIS ARROYO JR, JOHN P. DALEY, DENNIS DEER, BRIDGET DEGNEN, DONNA MILLER, KEVIN B. MORRISON, PETER N. SILVESTRI, LARRY SUFFREDIN
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

CELEBRATING MAY 2021 AS BIKE MONTH IN COOK COUNTY

WHEREAS, residents of Cook County enjoy bike riding for fun, fitness, and with family, as well as taking essential trips to work or shop; and

WHEREAS, Cook County strives to meet the needs of all Cook County residents who wish to bike - regardless of age, ability, race, gender, ethnicity, or income; and

WHEREAS, the bicycle is an economical, healthy, convenient, environmentally sound form of transportation and an excellent tool for recreation and enjoyment at the Cook County Forest Preserves and on residential bike routes and bikeways throughout Cook County; and

WHEREAS, biking affords residents a healthy, recreational activity that can be done while physical distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic; and

WHEREAS, Cook County's road and trail system attracts bicyclists each year, providing economic, transportation, tourism, and scenic benefits; and

WHEREAS, creating a bicycling-friendly community has been shown to improve citizens' health, well-being, and quality of life, growing the economy, improving traffic safety, supporting student learning outcomes, and reducing pollution, congestion, and wear and tear on our streets and roads; and

WHEREAS, the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways (CCDOTH) is one of the Chicago region's largest investors in bicycle infrastructure, including through the Invest in Cook program that awards grants to local agencies to improve their community's bicycle access and safety; and

WHEREAS, Connecting Cook County, the County's long-range transportation plan for 2040 adopted in 2016 and the first such plan in 70 years, prioritized transit and non-vehicular travel, as well as the comfort and safety of bicyclists and pedestrians; and

WHEREAS, Cook County is creating its first-ever plan for bicycle infrastructure focusing on equitable access to low-stress bikeways and establishing long-term goals for bicycle infrastructure throughout the Co...

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