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Record #: O2021-761   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 2/26/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety
Final action: 11/17/2021
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Titles 2, 4, 8, 9, 10 and 13 to update language regarding urban mobility, traffic safety and crash data and call for Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety to hold hearing(s) to discuss implementation of Vision Zero policies and equitable mobility
Sponsors: La Spata, Daniel
Topic: COMMITTEE/PUBLIC HEARINGS - Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 29 Office of Emergency Management & Communications, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 36 Fire Dept., MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 84 Dept. of Police, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 68 Ambulances, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 8 - Offenses Affecting Public Peace, Morals & Welfare - Ch. 16 Offenses By or Against Minors, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 9 - Vehicles, Traffic & Rail Transportation - Ch. 44 Towing Disabled Vehicles, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 9 - Vehicles, Traffic & Rail Transportation - Ch. 52 Bicycles-Operation, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 9 - Vehicles, Traffic & Rail Transportation - Ch. 56 Reporting of Accidents, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 9 - Vehicles, Traffic & Rail Transportation - Ch. 76 Vehicle Equipment, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 9 - Vehicles, Traffic & Rail Transportation - Ch. 88 Duties of Police Department, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 9 - Vehicles, Traffic & Rail Transportation - Ch. 115 Transportation Network Providers, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 9 - Vehicles, Traffic & Rail Transportation - Ch. 124 Transportation Services & Rail Transportation, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 10 - Streets, Public Ways, Parks, Airports & Harbors - Ch. 28 Structures On & Under Public Ways, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 13 - Building & Construction - Ch. 20 Building Inspection
Attachments: 1. O2021-761.pdf
Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety
February 24, 2021 City Council Meeting

ORDINANCE

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO
The purpose and intent of this Ordinance is to ensure that the Municipal Code of Chicago reflects up-to-date language concerning urban mobility and traffic safety, and encourages the achievement of Vision Zero goals. Thus, the Municipal Code of Chicago shall refer to wrecks that involve automobiles as "crashes" instead of "accidents."

This Ordinance is organized in the following manner:
ARTICLE I: ARTICLE II: ARTICLE III: ARTICLE IV: ARTICLE V: ARTICLE VI: ARTICLE VII: ARTICLE VIII:
Call for a hearing on equitable mobility in Chicago Amendments to Title 2 Amendments to Chapter 4-68 Amendments to Section 8-16-020 Amendments to Title 9 Amendments to Chapter 10-28 Amendments to Chapter 13-20 Effective Date


ARTICLE I
Call for a hearing on equitable mobility in Chicago

Section 1. The Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety shall call a hearing in conjunction with the hearing of this Ordinance, to discuss the implementation of Vision Zero policies and equitable mobility for all people in Chicago. The hearing may involve the Chicago Department of Transportation, transportation advocates, academic experts on pedestrian safety and public transit, and any related professionals.



ARTICLE II AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 2

Section 1. Section 2-29-040 of the Code is hereby amended by deleting the struck-through language and inserting the underscored language, as follows:

2-29-040 Executive Director - Powers and duties.
The Executive Director and such employees as designated shall have the following powers and duties:

(Omitted text unaffected by this Ordinance)

11. To establish and operate a traffic management authority charged with overseeing traffic movement, traffic control and traffic safety; and
To enforce parking and compliance ordinances, to designate traffic control aides as defined in Section 9-4-010 of this Code and t...

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