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                                    THIRD READING


          Bill No:  SCR 143
          Author:   Cannella (R), et al.
          Introduced:5/10/16  
          Vote:     21  

           SUBJECT:   National Bike Month


          SOURCE:    Author

          DIGEST:   This resolution designates the month of May 2016 as  
          National Bike Month in California and encourages Californians to  
          ride bicycles for commuting and recreation.
          
          ANALYSIS:   This resolution makes the following legislative  
          findings:


          1)National Bike Month was established in 1956 by the League of  
            American Bicyclists to showcase the many benefits of bicycling  
            and to encourage others to try biking. 


          2)National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique  
            power of the bicycle and the many reasons to ride.


          3)The League of American Bicyclists has ranked California as the  
            eighth most bicycle-friendly state, based on the state's 56  
            bicycle-friendly communities, 92 bicycle-friendly businesses,  
            and 14 bicycle-friendly universities.


          4)The bicycle is an economic, healthy, convenient, and  
            environmentally sound form of transportation and an excellent  








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            tool for recreation and the enjoyment California's scenic  
            beauty.


          5)Creating a bicycle-friendly community has been credited with  
            improving the health of local residents, growing local  
            economies, attracting tourism dollars, and reducing pollution  
            and road congestion.


          6)The League of American Bicyclists estimate that Americans  
            saved $4.6 billion in 2012 by bicycling instead of driving an  
            automobile, based on the annual operating expense of $308 for  
            a bicycle and an $8,000 annual operating expense of a car.


          This resolution designates May 2016 as National Bike Month in  
          California to celebrate the many benefits of bicycling, to  
          encourage Californians to ride bicycles for commuting and  
          recreation, and to urge local communities to create  
          bicycle-friendly policies and facilities.


          FISCAL EFFECT:   Appropriation:    No          Fiscal  
          Com.:NoLocal:    No


          SUPPORT:   (Verified5/17/16)


          None received


          OPPOSITION:   (Verified5/17/16)


          None received













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          Prepared by:  Melissa Ward / SFA / (916) 651-1520
          5/18/16 16:28:14


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