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          Date of Hearing:   June 6, 2016


                             ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON RULES


                              Richard S. Gordon, Chair


          SCR  
                      143 (Cannella) - As Introduced May 10, 2016


          SENATE VOTE:  38-0


          SUBJECT:  National Bike Month


          SUMMARY:  Designates the month of May 2016 as National Bike  
          Month in California and encourages Californians to ride bicycles  
          for commuting and recreation.  Specifically, 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  
            tool for recreation and the enjoyment California's scenic  
            beauty.









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          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 estimates 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.

          FISCAL EFFECT:  None


          REGISTERED SUPPORT / OPPOSITION:


          Support


          None on file


          Opposition
          None on file


          Analysis Prepared by:Nicole Willis / RLS. / (916) 319-2800