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File #: 15-0258R    Version: 0 Name: Moving Dirt Bike Use Out of Neighborhoods and Into Dirt Bike Parks
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Failed - End of Term
File created: 8/17/2015 In control: Recreation and Parks Committee
On agenda: Final action: 12/5/2016
Enactment #:
Title: Moving Dirt Bike Use Out of Neighborhoods and Into Dirt Bike Parks FOR the purpose of calling on representatives from the Police Department, the Department of Recreation and Parks, the Department of Finance, the Law Department, the dirt bike riding community, and neighborhoods impacted by dirt bike riding to join with the City Council in a series of work sessions to create a viable plan for addressing the inappropriate operation of dirt bikes in Baltimore's neighborhoods by creating a world class dirt bike park in Baltimore City.
Sponsors: William "Pete" Welch, Warren Branch
Indexes: Dirt Bikes, Neighborhood, Parks, Use
Attachments: 1. 15-0258R~1st Reader, 2. Finance 15-0258R, 3. City Solicitor 15-0258R, 4. Police 15-0258R, 5. Rec and Parks 15-0258R
* WARNING: THIS IS AN UNOFFICIAL, INTRODUCTORY COPY OF THE BILL.
THE OFFICIAL COPY CONSIDERED BY THE CITY COUNCIL IS THE FIRST READER COPY.
INTRODUCTORY*

CITY OF BALTIMORE
COUNCIL BILL R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Welch



A RESOLUTION ENTITLED

A COUNCIL RESOLUTION concerning
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Moving Dirt Bike Use Out of Neighborhoods and Into Dirt Bike Parks
FOR the purpose of calling on representatives from the Police Department, the Department of Recreation and Parks, the Department of Finance, the Law Department, the dirt bike riding community, and neighborhoods impacted by dirt bike riding to join with the City Council in a series of work sessions to create a viable plan for addressing the inappropriate operation of dirt bikes in Baltimore's neighborhoods by creating a world class dirt bike park in Baltimore City.
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Despite being illegal to operate in Baltimore, dirt bikes are an all too common sight in our city?s streets and public spaces. Some neighborhoods are simply inundated by them, with dirt bikes taking over their streets and sidewalks every weekend. When dirt bikes are used in this way they are a menace, putting both the pubic and riders at risk of serious injury while significantly degrading the quality of life in afflicted communities.

It has become clear that the prohibitions on dirt bikes either cannot or will not be effectively enforced. And, indeed, some question whether they even should be ? arguing that dirt bikes can be a productive hobby diverting young riders from more harmful activities while teaching them useful skills.

Regardless of one?s position on the merits of dirt bikes i...

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