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|Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:22 pm Post subject: KRS 1740.120 Statewide bicycle and bikeways program
|KRS 1740.120 is the section of Kentucky law (Kentucky Revised statues) that gives authority to the Transportation Cabinet to develop railtrails and other bikeways. The passage of the legislation that lead to this law was one of the first "causes" of KRTC and helped KRTC establish itself as a statewide nonprofit advocacy group for railtrails. Eventually this topic will migrate to another part of the website.
KRS 1740.120 Statewide bicycle and bikeways program.
(1) The Transportation Cabinet shall develop and coordinate a statewide bicycle and bikeways program and shall coordinate plans for promotion of bicycling and promotion of bikeways with other state agencies, and units of local government in order to maximize the use of roads, streets, parks and other publicly owned lands, abandoned road beds, and other resources in the development of bikeways.
(2) The Cabinet shall:
(a) Assist and cooperate with local governments and other agencies in the development and construction of local and regional bikeway projects;
(b) Develop and publish policies, procedures and standards for planning, designing, and constructing, maintaining, marking and operating bikeways in the state, and for the safety of bicyclists, motorists and the public;
(c ) Develop bikeway demonstration projects and safety training programs; and
(d) Develop and construct a State Bikeway System.
(3) (a) The cabinet shall authorized to appropriate needed funds for the program in the biennial budget, subject to approval of the General Assembly.
(b) The cabinet is authorized to obtain any federal, state, local or private funds available to the cabinet, and designated for the purpose of this section and KRS 174.125.
Effective: July 14, 1992
History: created 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 111, sec. 1, effective July 14, 1992.
Posted by Dixie Moore, Secretary KRTC