“WHEREAS, The reckless operation of [ATVs] on city streets and sidewalks can result in collisions with pedestrians and other motorists, confusion and fear for other motorists trying to safely use city streets, and significant noise pollution and degradation of the quality of life for residents in the surrounding area; and …

WHEREAS, The City Council has responded legislatively to the problem of increased ATV and dirt bike activity, provided all of the tools requested, and it now requires that a stronger commitment is made to enforce the existing ordinances of the City.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Providence City Council hereby demands that the Mayor of Providence enforce the Providence Code of Ordinances, specifically Section 15-103, to prohibit the operation of ATVs and recreational vehicles within the limits of the City.”

— Providence City Council, Oct. 7, 2021