Mayor Sullivan has proclaimed June 20th as Ride To Work Day! Please read the attached proclamation of his directing motorcycles and scooters free public (MOA meters and lots) parking that day!
WHEREAS, scooters and motorcycles use comparatively less fuel, cause less pollution and have little impact on our infrastructure; and
WHEREAS, scooters and motorcycles require only a fraction of space taken by other; and
WHEREAS, the price of fossil fuels is growing and supply is diminishing; and
WHEREAS, the use of fossil fuels continues to damage our health by adding to pollution and risking our future through global warming; and
WHEREAS, our infrastructure repairs fail to keep pace with its degradation; and
WHEREAS, for these reasons, scooters and motorcycles offer a form of daily transportation to be encouraged; and
WHEREAS, June 20, 2011 has been designated as “Ride To Work Day” to highlight the positive daily use of scooters and motorcycles; and
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Dan Sullivan, Mayor of the City of Anchorage, Alaska, do hereby proclaim June 20, 2011, to be
“Ride to Work Day”
and to encourage scooter and motorcycle riders to ride to work on that day, and pursuant thereto, do further direct that on June 20, 2011 parking at meters and in publicly owned garages in the City of Anchorage will be free of charge to motorcycles and scooters in recognition of their utilitarian value and to encourage the daily use of those vehicles.