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Record #: O2013-2454   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 4/10/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Public Safety
Final action: 5/20/2015
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 9-12-040 to further regulate play streets
Sponsors: Lane, Lona, Dowell, Pat, Suarez, Regner Ray, Cappleman, James, Reboyras, Ariel, O'Connor, Mary, Cullerton, Timothy M.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 9 - Vehicles, Traffic & Rail Transportation - Ch. 12 Traffic & Speed Restrictions
Attachments: 1. O2013-2454.pdf
Related files: R2015-407
SECTION 1. Chapter-2-8-034 ofthe Municipal Code ofthe City of Chicago is hereby amended bg§, ^
striking out certain language and adding new language underlined as follows:

9-12-040 Play streets. po r>C^
(a) The commissioner of transportation, subject to the approval of the city ^eiSncil, r33^
designate certain streets or parts of streets, other than main thoroughfare&^as play ^ Zr> streets to be devoted to recreational purposes for children, under proper rSgSjation^ c£ and supervision. Such designation shall describe the street or part of the street to beCP used for such purpose, the hours of the day and the days of the week when it shall be roped off closed off to general vehicular traffic by barricades to be put in place and removed only by persons authorized by the agency requesting the designation, and such other directions as he may deem necessary for the protection of the children and of the public. In preparing his recommendations, the commissioner shall give preference to neighborhoods where recreation space and playground facilities are not otherwise available, and such streets or parts of streets on which vehicular traffic is light shall be selected. It shall be the duty of the heads of the several departments of the city government to render such assistance in the administration of the play street system as shall be necessary to insure safety to the children using same.
During the hours that any play street is in use for recreation, the roadway thereof shall be closed to vehicular traffic by removable barriers. Such barriers shall be kept in place until the close of the period of recreation each day that it is to be used and shall then be removed only by persons so authorized.
Whenever authorized barriers are erected indicating any street or part thereof as a play street, no person shall drive a vehicle upon such street or part thereof except drivers having business or whose residences are...

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