THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, COUNTY OF SAN MATEO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA
PROCLAIMED, by the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Mateo, State of California, that
WHEREAS, the County of San Mateo seeks to protect and improve the health of all its residents; and
WHEREAS, engaging in incidental forms of exercise, such as conducting an errand on foot or by bicycle instead of driving, has been demonstrated to improve a person’s health and well-being; and
WHEREAS, providing safe venues that encourage walking and bicycling as alternatives to the automobile encourages incidental exercise, promotes good health, and helps build attractive, healthy, and economically vibrant communities; and
WHEREAS, by temporarily closing streets to automobiles, communities may instantly create park space out of existing infrastructure at little cost, thereby promoting good health and creating vibrant public spaces; and
WHEREAS, the County of San Mateo will once again join cities throughout the County to demonstrate a mutual commitment to providing healthy public spaces by holding its 2nd Annual Streets Alive event on May 1, 2011.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED that in order to establish safe venues for walking and bicycling, and to promote good health, the County of San Mateo proclaims May 1st Streets Alive Day in San Mateo County and encourages all residents to be car-free for a day.
Carole Groom, President
Rose Jacobs Gibson
Adrienne J. Tissier