By Ralph Banasiak
Like Palatine Mayor Jim Schwantz, Downers Grove Mayor Robert Barnett and Broadview Mayor Katrina Thompson, proclaimed May as National Bike Month, using Palatine's proclamation as a template.
In Broadview, Mayor Thompson is known for leading Saturday community bike rides.
The Cook County Board of Commissioners also passed a resolution May 13, spearheaded by Commissioner Scott Britton (14th District), celebrating May as Cook County's Bike Month.
Joined by eight co-sponsors, the resolution underlines the county's commitment to "its first-ever plan for bicycle infrastructure," and to equitably "enhancing facilities to support bike commuting and other purposeful bike trips."