Resolution No. 206342 – Declaring October 25th as “Bike Day”

The City Clerk just sent me a copy of Resolution No. 206342, the resolution that declared October 25th as “Bike Day” in San Diego, back in 1972. This was something I learned while going through HI-USA’s archives.

The text reads as follows:

Resolution No. 206342 – August 22, 1972
WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of San Diego on February, 1972, passed Resolution No. 204888 supporting the construction of bicycle paths in the City of San Diego and directing the City Manager to make a study of the placement and possibility of construction of a network of bicycle paths in San Diego; and

WHEREAS, a preliminary report has been submitted to the City Council and to interested community groups for review and comments; and

WHEREAS, the City Council is committed to working with the citizens of San Diego in establishing a city-wide bikeways system for recreation as well as providing for increased use of bicycles as a mode of transportation; and

WHEREAS, a group of citizens is preparing plans for a community-wide “Bike Day” on Wednesday, October 25, 1972, during which citizens will be encouraged to ride bicycles to and from school and work; and

WHEREAS, this project will help call attention of the people of San Diego to the desirability of the bicycle as a mode of transportation; NOW THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Council of The City of San Diego as follows:
That October 25, 1972, be and the same is hereby designated “Bike Day” in San Diego, and citizens are urged to participate.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Manager is hereby directed to provide assistance to the committee sponsoring the event to insure its success.