RESOLUTION NO. 2012-40
A RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A UNITED STATES BIKE ROUTE
WHEREAS, bicycle tourism is a growing industry in North America, contributing $47 billion a year to the economies of communities that provide facilities for such tourists; and
WHEREAS, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has designated a west-east corridor crossing the center of the state to be developed as United States Bike Route 50 (USBR 50), and
WHEREAS, the Ohio Department of Transportation is supportive of AASHTO designated bicycle routes through Ohio, supporting collaboration with affected jurisdictions to inventory, analyze, and designate specific facilities the routes will traverse, and
WHEREAS, the Adventure Cycling Association, with the cooperation of the Ohio Department of Transportation and other stakeholders, have proposed a specific route to be designated as USBR 50, a map of which is herein incorporated into this resolution by reference, and
WHEREAS, the proposed route is suitable and should be designated so that it can be mapped and signed, thereby promoting bicycle tourism in Licking County,
WHEREAS, it is acknowledged the route may change over time because new facilities are being constructed that are deemed more suitable for bicyclists.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of Granville, Ohio, that:
Section I: The Village of Granville hereby expresses its approval and support for the development of USBR 50.
Section II: The Ohio Department of Transportation requests that the appropriate officials see to it that the route is officially designated by AASHTO as soon as possible.
Section III: The Ohio Department of Transportation authorizes the posting of signs within the Village of Granville identifying the route through the community once the official designation is made.
Section IV: This resolution shall take effect immediately upon passage.
Passed this 15th day of August, 2012.