Roswell Passes Resolution in support of HB 180!

Many, many thanks to the City Council of Roswell for the following Resolution in support of our “Three Foot Safe Passing” bill!

STATE OF GEORGIA

CITY OF ROSWELL

February 14, 2011

A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF HOUSE BILL 180, A PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF
THE OFFICIAL CODE OF GEORGIA ANNOTATED, TO PROVIDE FOR GREATER
AUTOMOBILE, PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE SAFETY.

WHEREAS, the City of Roswell, Georgia is a Georgia municipal corporation; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council are the governing authority of the City; and

WHEREAS, Mayor and Council are charged with the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Roswell; and

WHEREAS, the City of Roswell is the first and currently only city in the State of Georgia
officially recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a Bicycle Friendly Community; and

WHEREAS, the City has invested in its infrastructure and seen a dramatic rise in the number of bicyclists in all areas of the City; and

WHEREAS, the increase in bicyclists and motorists using the same corridors could potentially pose a public safety concern; and

WHEREAS, Mayor and Council have reviewed proposed House Bill 180 currently before the State of Georgia General Assembly which provides for an amendment to Title 40, Chapter 6, Article 3 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to driving on the right side of the roadways, overtaking and passing and following too closely, so as to require the operator of a motor vehicle to leave a safe
distance between such motor vehicle and a bicycle when such vehicle is passing the bicycle; to provide for a definition; and to provide for related matters; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council believe that House Bill 180, attached hereto and
incorporated by reference, is in the best interests of the citizens of the City of Roswell:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the City of Roswell,
Georgia, and it is hereby resolved by the authority of same, that the Mayor and Council of the City of Roswell hereby support House Bill 180 introduced in the 2011 Session of the Georgia General Assembly which provides for an amendment to amend Title 40, Chapter 6, Article 3 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, for the purpose of providing greater safety for bicyclists, motorists and pedestrians, and for
other purposes.

Let a copy of this Resolution be forwarded to all state legislators serving the City of Roswell.

The above resolution was read and approved by the Mayor and Council of the City of Roswell, Georgia on the 14th day of February, 2011.

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