As a draft, this is a modification of the last proclamation we created with the City of Davis.
WHEREAS, Thomas Stevens, the first person to ride a bike across the United States did so on a HIWheel, the Davis city symbol: and
WHEREAS Stevens rode through Davis as noted in the book he wrote about his 1884 journey to Boston and then around the world; and
WHEREAS, by placing the bicycle at the center of its governance, Davis, home to the first bike lane in America, is filled with a plethora of bike lanes, greenbelts, bike tunnels, traffic calmed streets and bike overpasses; and
WHEREAS the nonprofit National Bicycle Greenway (NBG) first celebrated the City of Davis with a reception from then Mayor Ruth Asmundson and dignitaries from sister city Sangju, South Korea in 2003; and
WHEREAS, the first coast to coast highway, the Lincoln Hwy, passed through Davis in 1927; and
WHEREAS the City of Davis is proud to be home of the first coast-to-coast bicycle highway, the National Bicycle Greenway that will connect our city, the Bicycle Capital of America, with the Capital of the United States, Washington DC, and the 18 other great cities in between.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that I, as the bike-centric, car-free Mayor of the City of Davis, welcome the bicyclists to our beautiful City and do hereby declare Saturday, May 27, 2017, to be “National Bicycle Greenway Day” in the City of Davis.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Davis to be affixed.
Robb Davis May 27, 2017