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Town of Ocean City, Maryland <br /> Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) <br /> Complete Streets Policy <br /> <br />Page 1 of 1 Updated: October 11, 2018 <br />OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND <br />COMPLETE STREETS POLICY <br /> <br />1. Establishment: Pursuant to Resolution No. 2018-__ of the Town of Ocean City, Maryland, <br />approved at the ___________ Council Meeting, the Mayor & City Council establish a Complete <br />Streets Policy, hereinafter referred to as “Policy”. <br />2. Purpose: Provide a safe transportation system for users of all ages and abilities on all streets and <br />roadways within the public Right-Of-Way in Ocean City, Maryland. <br />3. Roadway Construction: Any public roadway owned by the Town of Ocean City within Town <br />corporate limits to be constructed, reconstructed, or resurfaced must be evaluated under this <br />Policy. <br />4. Design Criteria: <br />A. Provide safety and convenience for all users: pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, bus <br />transit, emergency vehicles, and freight movement. <br />B. Specifically address both roadway corridors and intersection crossings. <br />C. Additional work required to develop a Complete Street should be reasonably <br />proportional to the scale of the project. <br />5. Application: The application of the Design Criteria will be flexible to permit context-sensitive <br />designs, fitting the roadway design within the context of the neighborhood, recognizing that all <br />streets are different and user needs will be balanced. <br />6. Complete Streets Implementation Team: The Mayor and City Council will appoint a team of <br />Town staff members to review proposed construction projects and implement the Policy. <br />Implementation Team members should be familiar with the recommended practices of: <br />A. American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), <br />B. Maryland Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MdMUTCD), <br />C. Smart Growth America (SGA). <br />The Implementation Team Members will be led by representatives from the Engineering, Public <br />Works, and Planning & Zoning Departments. <br />7. Annual Report: An Annual Report will be made to the City Council by the Implementation Team <br />members discussing progress of implementing the Policy, to include: safety analysis, bike routes <br />added, policies developed, and other progress as applicable. The Annual Report will be <br />presented in June of each calendar year. <br />8. Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) Review: In accordance with the BPAC ByLaws <br />(Resolution No. 2018-12, passed July 2, 2018), The BPAC will review Town bike infrastructure <br />projects and provide feedback. <br />9. SHA Coordination: The Implementation Team should coordinate with SHA to ensure projects are <br />incorporated in a consistent and integrated manner. SHA developed a Complete Streets Policy <br />in 2012 that applies to State owned roadways in the Town of Ocean City. <br />10. Development Site Plan Review: Development projects in the Town of Ocean City will be <br />reviewed for potential improvements to biking infrastructure in the Town.