H.Con.Res.145 - Expressing the sense of Congress in support of a national bike month and in appreciation of cyclists and others for promoting bicycle safety and the benefits of cycling.109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] (Introduced 05/05/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure | Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 109-570|
|Latest Action:||07/26/2006 Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.|
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[Congressional Bills 109th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H. Con. Res. 145 Referred in Senate (RFS)] 109th CONGRESS 2d Session H. CON. RES. 145 _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES July 26, 2006 Received and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation _______________________________________________________________________ CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Expressing the sense of Congress in support of a national bike month and in appreciation of cyclists and others for promoting bicycle safety and the benefits of cycling. Whereas there are over 57 million adult cyclists in the United States; Whereas it is estimated that 100 million United States citizens of all ages cycle each year; Whereas 5 million United States citizens commute by bicycle to work; Whereas the bicycle industry generates more than $5 billion dollars a year and is an important part of the economy of the United States; Whereas recreational cycling is a safe, low-impact, aerobic activity for all ages; Whereas when an individual cycles as a form of regular exercise, the health of the individual may be increased; Whereas a national bike month would provide an opportunity to educate United States citizens about the importance of bicycle safety and the health benefits of cycling; Whereas most communities in the United States officially recognize May 20th as Bike to Work Day; and Whereas the month of May has officially been celebrated as National Bike Month by the League of American Bicyclists and the majority of the international cycling community since 1956: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That it is the sense of Congress that-- (1) United States citizens should observe a national bike month to educate citizens of the United States about the importance of bicycle safety and the health, transportation, recreational, and environmental benefits derived from cycling; (2) health and transportation professionals and organizations should promote bicycle safety and the benefits of cycling; and (3) United States citizens should salute the more than 57 million cyclists in the United States and the national and community organizations, individuals, volunteers, and professionals associated with cycling for promoting bicycle safety and the benefits of cycling. Passed the House of Representatives July 25, 2006. Attest: KAREN L. HAAS, Clerk.