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HUNTERDON COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
PROCLAMATION

May 15- 19, 2006 as Hunterdon County Bike to Work Week 2006
April 25 , 2006 Freeholder Meeting


Freeholder George Muller was among more than 30 cyclists who participated in Hunterdon County Bike to Work Week, May 15-19, 2006. Muller, pictured here, stopped at the offices of HART Commuter Information Services, sponsors of the event, on his way to work at the Freeholder Office, Hunterdon County Administration Building, 71 Main Street, Flemington.
Photo courtesy of HART Commuter Information Services


Freeholder Director Palladino with Tara Braddish, Executive Director HART
Commu
ter Information Services
www.hart-tma.com

WHEREAS, Hunterdon County is dedicated to reducing traffic congestion and improving air quality; and

WHEREAS, HART Commuter Information Services, the non profit transportation management association serving Hunterdon County, contributes to the goal of reducing traffic congestion and improving air quality in Hunterdon County by promoting the use of alternative commute modes, including bicycling; and

WHEREAS, HART, as part of its commuter programs, annually sponsors a “Bike to Work” event; and

WHEREAS, previous Hunterdon County Bike to Work events have resulted in more than 100 Hunterdon County bound commuters choosing leave their cars at home and cycle to work and more than 30 cyclist commuting to Hunterdon County worksites on a regular basis; and

WHEREAS, there is increased interest in cycling as a commute option due to historically high gas prices; and

WHEREAS, HART Commuter Information Services wishes to provide more opportunity for commuters to cycle to work and has therefore expanded the event to “Bike to Work Week”; and

WHEREAS, Clinton Bicycle Shop, Cycle Corner of Frenchtown, Garden State Bicycle Shop and Pete’s Bike & Fitness Shoppe, and Wheelfine Imports, are signed on as co-sponsors of Hunterdon County Bike to Work Week; and

WHEREAS, HART will actively solicit the participation of commuters traveling to Hunterdon County worksites to bicycle to work the week of May 15-19, 2006;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Hunterdon hereby officially declares the week of May 15- 19, 2006 as Hunterdon County Bike to Work Week 2006; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED , that the Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders hereby encourages County residents and commuters to consider cycling to work as participants of Hunterdon County Bike to Work Week, May 15-19, 2006.
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