WHEREAS, promoting alternative forms of transportation such as bicycling in order to improve health and well-being also reduces pollution and traffic congestion, while encouraging Nevadans to discover the natural beauty of the Silver State; and
WHEREAS, creating bicycle-friendly communities improves the quality of life for Nevadans, enhances community spirit, improves traffic safety, and stimulates economic growth by promoting outdoor tourism; and
WHEREAS, bike paths and trails across the State of Nevada are vital to our state's recreation and tourism industries, and make our region more attractive for visitors who enjoy outdoor recreation and value healthy, active lifestyle choices; and
WHEREAS, millions of Americans will experience the joys of bicycling throughout the month of May through participation in educational and safety programs, community events, and other campaigns and initiatives promoting bicycling; and
WHEREAS, the State of Nevada acknowledges the role of bicycling and other physical activities in promoting health and wellness, and hereby encourages all Nevadans to explore the many benefits of bicycling, and to recognize the importance of bicycle safety through greater awareness of cyclists on our streets;
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 13th day of May, 2016.