Mayor Mitchell made quite the statement on Friday, May 17th by commuting to work on his bike for “Bike To Work Day 2013”. This commute from home was made to demonstrate that New Bedford can be a bike-friendly City. Mayor Mitchell took a few minutes to address this issue on the steps of City Hall and shared an official city Proclamation with Mass in Motion New Bedford. Increasing the numbers of bike lanes and attracting cyclists for transportation and tourism is a large priority for him. In showing his support for this cause, he officially named May 17th as Bike to Work Day for the City of New Bedford. Many thanks to Mayor Mitchell for his ongoing support and vision for the future.