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City of San Leandro Participating in Bike to Work Day

City officials are encouraging residents to bike to work or school on May 8.

Mayor Stephen Cassidy and the San Leandro City Council announced that on May 5, the City Council plans to issue to the Superintendents of the San Leandro and San Lorenzo Unified School Districts a proclamation declaring May 8, 2014 as Bike to Work & Bike to School Day in San Leandro. 

The City of San Leandro is joining as many as seventy other proud sponsors of this event throughout the East Bay region by encouraging community residents to ride their bicycles to work or school on Thursday, May 8th.

"I encourage San Leandrans to join me and my fellow Council members in participating in Bike to Work & Bike to School Day on May 8th", stated Mayor Cassidy.  "Building a habit of incorporating biking and walking into our daily routines helps to make San Leandro a more healthy and sustainable community." 

"Indeed, biking and walking not only reduces the risks of obesity and improves personal health, but also helps to sustain the quality of our local environment by decreasing vehicle emissions and reducing traffic" added Council Member Michael Gregory.

As part of the event on May 8th, Mayor Cassidy and several City Council members will lead a 1-mile bike ride between Memorial Park and the San Leandro BART station, commencing at 7:30 a.m.  From 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., the San Leandro Engineering and Transportation Department also will be hosting an energizer station at the San Leandro BART station, which is one of several such stations being set up that day throughout the Bay Area.  Complimentary water, juice, coffee and pastries will be available for participating bicyclists.  The chiropractic medical office of Dr. Sheila Donnelly also will be hosting an additional energizer station at Memorial Park, located at the intersection of Bancroft and Callan Avenues, across from Bancroft Middle School.

Bike East Bay, formerly known as the East Bay Bicycle Coalition, will provide each of the energizer stations with free musette bags filled with goodies, coupons and bike-related information for distribution to cyclists participating in the event.  Free brochures highlighting many other City-sponsored programs also will be available for pick up.  

Additional information is available through the event webpage:  https://www.ebbc.org/btwd  or by contacting Reh-Lin N. Chen, Senior Transportation Engineer, at (510) 577-3438. 

—Information submitted by City of San Leandro

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