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RESOLUTION 2018- fl <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL <br />OF OCEAN CITY TO ESTABLISH A BICYCLE & <br />PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE (BPAC) <br />WHEREAS, at the November 14, 2017 Transportation Committee Meeting, the <br />Committee reviewed the concept of the Town applying for designation as a Bicycle Friendly <br />Community (BFC) and provided direction for this concept to be presented to the "Green <br />Team" Committee for further review; and <br />WHEREAS, at the January 10, 2018 Coastal Resources Legislative Committee <br />Green Team" Meeting,the Committee voted to provide the Mayor& City Council with a <br />presentation to for the Town to consider pursuing designation as a BFC; and <br />WHEREAS, at the March 13, 2018 Council Work Session, the Mayor& City Council <br />reviewed the Agenda Item to consider the Town pursuing designation as a BFC and at the <br />April 10, 2018 Council Work Session, the Mayor& City Council approved the motion for the <br />Town to pursue designation as a BFC; and <br />WHEREAS, establishing a BPAC is an integral component of the Town's interest in <br />becoming a BFC; and <br />WHEREAS, the Town seeks to provide the following benefits of becoming a BFC: <br />Safety while biking in Town, increased opportunities to apply for Grant Funding; better <br />infrastructure for promoting bicycle Tourism activities; improving Health and Recreation <br />opportunities; increasing Property Values in Town; and decreasing Traffic congestion and <br />vehicle emissions; and <br />WHEREAS, Maryland is recognized as the #11 "Bicycle Friendly State" by the <br />League of American Bicyclists (LAB) 2017 Rankings; and <br />WHEREAS, other jurisdictions in Maryland have successfully created BPAC's, <br />including: Frederick, Hagerstown, Baltimore, Columbia, Salisbury, Rockville, and DC; and <br />WHEREAS, the Town is actively engaged in establishing bike routes in Town, with <br />LAW OFFICES existing bike routes established on the following Town owned streets: St. Louis Avenue, <br />AYRES,JENKINS, Assawoman Drive, Jamaica Avenue, Sinepuxent Avenue, and Wight Street. <br />GORDY&ALMAND,PA, <br />SUITE 200 <br />6200 COASTAL HIGHWAY <br />OCEAN CITY,MD 21842 <br />1