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Record #: O2020-3979   
Type: Ordinance Status: Introduced
Intro date: 7/22/2020 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Sections 9-52-070 and 9-52-130 regulating bicycle and low-speed electric mobility device parking
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 9 - Vehicles, Traffic & Rail Transportation - Ch. 52 Bicycles-Operation
Attachments: 1. O2020-3979.pdf


OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
LORI E. LIGHTFOOT
MAYOR

July 22, 2020










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request of the Commissioner of Transportation, I transmit herewith an ordinance amending the Municipal Code regarding low speed electric mobility devices and scooters.

Your favorable consideration ofthis ordinance will be appreciated.


Very truly yours,

ORDINANCE
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:
SECTION 1. Section 9-52-070 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the text underscored, as follows:
9-52-070 Parking.
No person shall park a bicycle upon a street other than upon the roadway against the curb or upon the sidewalk against a rack, parking meter or sign pole to support the bicycle or against a building or at the curb in such manner as to afford the least obstruction to pedestrian traffic.
A bicycle may be parked within a parking space designated for parking of a low-speed electric mobility device pursuant to Section 9-52-130 if: (i) such parking space is designated for the parking of both low-speed electric mobility devices and bicycles; and (ii) such parking space has a rack or device to support a bicycle.



SECTION 2. Section 9-52-130 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the text underscored, and by deleting the text struck through, as follows:
9-52-130 Low-speed electric mobility devices.
(a) No person shall park a low-speed electric mobility device on the public way except:

(1) in any parking space or against any rack designated for such purpose by
the Commissioner. The Commissioner is authorized to designate (directly or through a business
entity that has been issued a low-speed electric mobility device sharing business permit or
license) such parking spaces or racks on the public way if the Commissioner determines that
establishing such a parking space or rack: (i) will not create hazards in the use of...

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