SUBJECT: Bicycle Columbus Donation
INITIATED BY: Planning Department
Background: Bicycle Columbus, a local bicycle advocacy group, wished to donate the funds necessary for the city to purchase thirty (30) road signs that display the state's three foot pass law for bicyclists riding on roadways. Three feet is the amount of distance considered to be safe for motorists passing a bicyclist on a roadway. The signs will be placed in strategic locations throughout the community where there is high bicyclist activity and motorist interaction. The Traffic Engineering division will order the thirty road signs from a vendor and will install them at the specified locations in accordance with all state and local regulations.
Analysis: The three foot pass signs help to remind drivers to pass bicyclists at a safe distance on roadways and can help to educate drivers about the law regarding safe passing. Displaying signs such as the three foot pass sign can also help foster a sense of community towards all modes of transportation.
Financial Considerations: Bicycle Columbus will donate $1,020.60 to the General Fund Donations Revenue account as item 0101-250-2100-4802. Traffic Engineering Division will be reimbursed from the General Fund at this amount.
Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: None. This is a one-time donation of funds.
Legal Considerations: None.
Recommendations/Actions: Approval is requested to accept these funds into the General Fund Donations Revenue account and allow the Traffic Engineering Division to purchase and install the road signs.
letter of intent for city council.pdf3ftpass.pdf
WHEREAS, Bicycle Columbus, a local bicycle advocacy group, has a commitment to making the City of Columbus a safer, more bicycle friendly city; and,
WHEREAS, Bicycle Columbus has partnered with local businesses and organizations to make a monetary donation of $1,020.60 to the City of Columbus; and,
WHEREAS, the accepted funds will go into the General Fund Donations Revenue Account as item 0101-250-2100-4802 and Traffic Engineering Division shall be compensated in the General Fund; and,
WHEREAS, the Traffic Engineering Division shall purchase thirty (30) road signs that shall display state law §40-6-56, requiring motorists to provide bicyclists with no less than three feet of space when passing on a roadway; and,
WHEREAS, the Traffic Engineering Division shall install and maintain the road signs in accordance with all state and local regulations.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:
The Department of Engineering is authorized to accept this monetary donation from Bicycle Columbus for the use of purchasing thirty (30) road signs.
Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor