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Record #: SO2019-1434   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 3/13/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety
Final action: 4/10/2019
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapters 9-4, 9-36, 9-40, 9-52 and 9-80 regarding low speed electric E-Bikes and mobility devices
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 9 - Vehicles, Traffic & Rail Transportation - Ch. 4 Arrangement of City Streets, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 9 - Vehicles, Traffic & Rail Transportation - Ch. 36 Overtaking Vehicles, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 9 - Vehicles, Traffic & Rail Transportation - Ch. 40 Chicago Harbor, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 9 - Vehicles, Traffic & Rail Transportation - Ch. 52 Bicycles-Operation, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 9 - Vehicles, Traffic & Rail Transportation - Ch. 80 Miscellaneous Rules
Attachments: 1. SO2019-1434.pdf, 2. O2019-1434.pdf
SUBSTITUTE ORDINANCE

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:


SECTION 1. Title 9 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through, by inserting the language underscored, and by adding new sections 9-52-120 and 9-52-130, as follows:

9-4-010 Definitions.
Whenever the following words and phrases are used in Chapter 9-4 through 9-103, they shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in this section:
(Omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
"Bicycle" means a two or three-wheeled riding conveyance every device propelled solely by human power upon which any person may ride, having two tandem wheels and including any device generally recognized as a bicyole though equipped with two front or two rear wheels, and equipped with fully operable pedals, or their mechanical eguivalent, which transfer the operator's effort to the rotation of the wheels, creating the movement of the conveyance.
"Bicycle share station" means a self-service station where bicycles are made available for rent to any person of age 16 and older.
(Omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
"Laned roadway" means a roadway which is divided into two or more marked lanes for vehicular traffic.

"Low-speed electric bicycle" means a bicycle, except eguipped with an electric motor of less than 750 watts that meets the reguirements of one of the following classes:
"Class 1 low-speed electric bicycle" means a low-speed electric bicycle that weighs less than 125 pounds and is eguipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling and that ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches a speed of 20 miles per hour.

"Class 2 low-speed electric bicycle" means a low-speed electric bicycle that weighs less than 125 pounds and is eguipped with a motor that can be used as the sole means to propel the bicycle and that is not capable of providing assistance when the bicycle reaches a speed of 20 miles per ho...

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