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Record #: O2015-122   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 1/21/2015 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Transportation and Public Way
Final action: 5/20/2015
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Title 9 regarding minimum traffic signal light change intervals and standards of operation
Sponsors: Beale, Anthony, Tunney, Thomas
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 9 - Vehicles, Traffic & Rail Transportation - Ch. 8 Traffic Control Devices & Signals, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 9 - Vehicles, Traffic & Rail Transportation - Ch. 102 Automated Red Light Camera Program
Attachments: 1. O2015-122.pdf
Related files: R2015-407



SECTION 1. Chapter 9-8 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding a new section 9-8-060, as follows:

9-8-060 Minimum yellow light change intervals.
The minimum yellow light change interval shall be established in accordance with nationally recognized engineering standards using the 85th percentile approach traffic speed, derived from engineering speed studies conducted under good conditions and anv established time mav not be less than 3.2 seconds or the recognized national standard plus one additional second, whichever is greater.

SECTION 2. Section 9-102-040 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding the language underscored, as follows:

9-102-040 Standards of operation - Compliance with statute.

(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)

(d) After the effective date of this subsection (d), no automated traffic enforcement system shall be installed, except under the following conditions:
a traffic study is first conducted to assess the safety impact of the installation of an automated traffic law enforcement system at that location, and the conclusion of the study recommends the installation of the system for the improvement of traffic safety. The study shall be based upon the best available crash, traffic and other data, and shall cover a period of time before the proposed installation of the automatic traffic enforcement system sufficient to provide a valid conclusion:
a public hearing is held in the community in which the proposed automated traffic enforcement system will be located, no less than 3 months priorto the installation:
the citv council passes an ordinance authorizing the installation of the automated traffic enforcement system at the location: and
the intersection is eguipped with a pedestrian-control signal that includes a pedestrian interval countdown display indicating the number of seconds remaining until the end ofthe pedestrian ...

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