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Record #: O2022-1980   
Type: Ordinance Status: Introduced
Intro date: 6/22/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Title 10 by adding new Chapter 10-14 regarding transportation planning requirements
Sponsors: Martin, Matthew J. , La Spata, Daniel , Rodriguez Sanchez, Rossana
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 10 - Streets, Public Ways, Parks, Airports & Harbors - Ch. 14 Complete Streets
Attachments: 1. O2022-1980.pdf
Chicago City Council June 22, 2022
Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety ORDINANCE
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

SECTION 1. Title 10 of the Municipal Code of the City of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting new Chapter 1.0-14, as follows:

Chapter 10-14 Complete Streets
10-14-010 Transportation planning requirements.
Vehicular, public transportation, bicycle, and pedestrian modes of travel are integral to the transportation system, and the Department of Transportation shall view all transportation improvements as opportunities to improve safety, access, and mobility for all travelers.
Accommodations for all users shall be included in the planning, design, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, maintenance, and operations of any transportation facility under the jurisdiction of the Department. The Department shall aim to create a safe, comprehensive, integrated, and connected network to accommodate all users in a manner that is suitable to the context of the area.
The Department shall use the latest and best design standards as applied to bicycle, pedestrian, transit, and highway facilities, including the latest editions of the following resources:

A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets;
Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach: An ITE Recommended Practice;
Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities;
Guide for the Planning, Design, and Operation of Pedestrian Facilities;
Public Rights-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines; or
other relevant State, federal, or local guidelines.
The Department shall prioritize bicycle, pedestrian, and transit facilities, and shall incorporate these forms of transit during any Arterial resurfacing.
The Department shall collaborate with the Chicago Transit Authority and the Regional Transportation Authority on prioritizing transit options.
Documentation on any exemption shall be made publically available and shared with the Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety.

(g) This Section applies to transportation projects for which a preliminary design has been completed on or after July 1, 2023.
SECTION 2. This ordinance shall take effect upon passage and approval.





MATTHEW J. MARTIN Alderman, 47th Ward