U.S. Conference of Mayors Adopts Bike Resolutions
By Jun 19, 2012 | 12:00AM
Last week at its annual meeting, the U.S. Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution urging Congress to continue federal funding for important bicycle and pedestrian programs. With consultation from the League, Mayor Paul Soglin (Mayor of Madison, WI) led the development of the federal policy resolution, which states: "Communities that have invested in pedestrian and bicycle projects have benefited from improved quality of life, a healthier population, greater local real estate values, more local travel choices, and reduced air pollution." Soglin also hosted a Bicycle and Pedestrian Coffee Exchange, during which the Mayor and League staff discussed mayors' efforts to build more bicycle-friendly infrastructure in their communities, and laid the groundwork for a Mayors' Bicycle Meeting in Madison, Wisc., next spring. The conference also adopted a resolution in support of bike share programs.