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File #: 39314    Version: 1 Name: Adopting the Bicycle Transportation Plan for the Madison Metropolitan Area and Dane County
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/14/2015 In control: PEDESTRIAN/BICYCLE/MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSION (ended 6/2018)
On agenda: 9/15/2015 Final action: 9/15/2015
Enactment date: 9/21/2015 Enactment #: RES-15-00773
Title: Adopting the Bicycle Transportation Plan for the Madison Metropolitan Area and Dane County, as a supplement to the City’s Comprehensive Plan, including the relevant recommendations and proposed bicycle facility improvements contained within the plan.
Sponsors: Mark Clear
Attachments: 1. Draft-MPO-Bike-Plan-2015.pdf, 2. revision-addition-sheet.pdf
Fiscal Note
While adoption of this resolution does not represent a commitment to funding, it does identify a series of public actions that will require expenditures to be authorized by subsequent Common Council actions.
Title
Adopting the Bicycle Transportation Plan for the Madison Metropolitan Area and Dane County, as a supplement to the City’s Comprehensive Plan, including the relevant recommendations and proposed bicycle facility improvements contained within the plan.
Body
WHEREAS, in 2000 the City of Madison and the Madison Area Metropolitan Planning Organization adopted a Bicycle Transportation Plan for the Madison Urban Area and Dane County, which has served as a guide for continued planning, development, and maintenance of bicycle facilities and implementation of bicycle safety education, encouragement, and enforcement programs; and

WHEREAS, the Bicycle Transportation Plan for the Madison Metropolitan Area and Dane County was prepared by Madison Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (Madison Area MPO) staff as an update of the 2000 Bicycle Transportation Plan and a refinement of the Bicycle Element of the adopted Vision 2020 Dane County Land Use & Transportation Plan, which provides the overall policy framework for development and multi-modal transportation improvements within the Dane County region; and

WHEREAS, since 2000, the number of Madison residents commuting by bike has nearly doubled; and

WHEREAS, cycling provides significant health, economic, environmental and equity benefits to the City and its residents; and

WHEREAS, Madison has achieved League of American Bicyclists Bike Friendly Cities Gold status, and has set a goal of the Platinum designation; and

WHEREAS, one of the goals of the City’s Pedestrian-Bicycle-Motor Vehicle Commission (PBMVC) has been to update and revise the 2000 Bicycle Transportation Plan; and

WHEREAS, MAP-21 - Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act requires Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) ...

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