Resolution pertaining to the maintenance of pavement markings
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VOTED: That the Town adopt the following resolution:
A resolution calling for the Town to properly maintain street markings for all modes of travel.
Whereas all markings on a street contribute to safety and clarity for users of the public way, including people walking, bicycling, using mass transit, and driving automobiles and trucks, and
Whereas the Town of Brookline's Complete Streets Policy states that "The Town of Brookline shall plan, construct, and maintain its public ways to enhance safety, access, inclusion, convenience, and comfort for all users, thereby creating complete streets," and
Whereas observations indicate that the maintenance of certain street markings intended for pedestrian and bicycle safety - such as crosswalks and bike lanes - has been inadequate to keep up with wear and tear, and
Whereas users of the public way who walk and bicycle are particularly vulnerable by virtue of their mode of transportation, inadequate maintenance of markings has a disproportionate negative impact on their safety, and
Whereas the Town of Brookline budgets for maintaining pavement markings in its operating budget, including those related to pedestrian and bicycle safety,
Now therefore, be it resolved that the Town evaluate and repaint or refurbish all roadway markings as needed.
And further, be it resolved that the Town operating budget shall provide sufficient funds to allow for proper maintenance of street markings for automobile, bicycle, mass transit, and pedestrian use, as well as any other markings that are provided on the public way for the safety of users.