RESOLUTION NO. 2016-44
A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (ODOT) DESIGNATION OF NATIONAL AND STATE BICYCLE ROUTES INCLUDING THE T J EVANS BIKE TRAIL
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, theAmerican Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has designated a series of corridors crossing Ohio to be developed as various US Bicycle Routes; and
WHEREAS, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has designated a series of corridors crossing Ohio to be developed as various State Bicycle Routes; and
WHEREAS, ODOT is supportive of AASHTO designated bicycle routes through Ohio, subject to ongoing collaboration with affected jurisdictions to inventory, analyze and designate specific facilities the routes will traverse; and
WHEREAS, the Village of Granville and the Adventure Cycling Association, with the cooperation of ODOT and other stakeholders, have proposed specific routes to be designated and shown on the attached map Exhibit A; and
WHEREAS, Village Council has investigated the proposed route and found it to be a suitable route to promote bicycle tourism in our area; and
WHEREAS, Village Council acknowledges the route may change over time because new facilities are being constructed that could be more suitable for bicyclists.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE, OHIO, that the Village of Granville hereby expresses its approval and support for the development of State and US Bicycle Routes.
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that:
Section 1: The Granville Village Council hereby expresses its approval and support for the development of State and US Bicycle Routes.
Section 2: That the appropriate officials see to it that the route is officially designated by AASHTO and ODOT and possibly publicize the route via internet maps, incorporation on local maps, etc.
Section 3: This resolution shall take effect immediately upon passage
Passed this 21st day of September 2016.