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City Council Office
 Policy Order Resolution
  O-7
  IN CITY COUNCIL
  May 6, 2013
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG
MAYOR DAVIS
COUNCILLOR DECKER
COUNCILLOR KELLEY
COUNCILLOR MAHER
COUNCILLOR REEVES
VICE MAYOR SIMMONS
COUNCILLOR TOOMEY
COUNCILLOR VANBEUZEKOM

WHEREAS: Biking is one of the City of Cambridge's most popular, healthful, and sustainable transportation options; and
    
WHEREAS: Cities across the nation have recently begun implementing programs that make cycling a more affordable, accessible, and practical commuting option for low-income communities; and 
    
WHEREAS: One such program is Roll it Forward, a program started by the City of Boston that collects, repairs, and distributes bikes to low-income Boston residents who may not otherwise have access to bikes; and
    
WHEREAS: The aforementioned program rehabilitates abandoned bikes that are collected by local authorities or donated by members of the community and then distributes them at homeless shelters, the housing authority, and community health centers; and 
    

WHEREAS:

Such a program promotes healthy lifestyles, sustainable commuting options, and increased transportation about the City; now therefore be it 
 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with the appropriate departments as to the feasibility of implementing such a project in the City of Cambridge and report back to the City Council. 
    

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