A Mayoral Proclamation!
WHEREAS, the bicycle is an economical, healthy, and environmentally sound form of transportation for those who ride by choice, or by economic or other necessity; and
WHEREAS, the bicycle is also an excellent tool for exercise, recreation, and enjoyment of the Village’s scenic beauty; and
WHEREAS, most bike riders and motorists receive little formal education on the laws and safety techniques governing roadway interactions between motor vehicles and bicycles; and
WHEREAS, increased knowledge of such interactions will improve safety for both bike riders and motorists; and
WHEREAS, the League of Illinois Bicyclists is conducting a “Mayor’s Bicycle Safety Challenge,” in which Illinois towns encourage residents to learn relevant safety techniques and laws through interactive quizzes at www.BikeSafetyQuiz.com for Adult Bicyclists, Child Bicyclists, and Motorists;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Martin T. Tully, Mayor of the Village of Downers Grove, do hereby proclaim May 31 – June 6, 2015, as BICYCLE SAFETY WEEK in the Village of Downers Grove and urge all residents to join me in taking the quizzes at www.BikeSafetyQuiz.com.
Dated this 2nd day of June 2015 at Downers Grove, Illinois.