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Record #: O2022-1987   
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 Section 9-40-060 to further regulate prohibition of driving, standing or parking on bicycle paths or lanes
Sponsors: Reilly, Brendan, Vasquez, Jr., Andre, La Spata, Daniel
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 9 - Vehicles, Traffic & Rail Transportation - Ch. 40 Driving Rules
Attachments: 1. O2022-1987.pdf
Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety

ORDINANCE

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

SECTION 1. Section 9-40-060 of the Municipal Code of the City of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language stricken, and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:

9-40-060 Driving, standing or parking on bicycle paths or lanes prohibited.
Prohibition. The driver of a vehicle shall not drive, unless entering or exiting a legal parking space, or stand, or park the vehicle upon any on-street path or lane designated by official signs or markings for the use of bicycles, or otherwise drive or place the vehicle in such a manner as to impede bicycle traffic on such path or lane. The driver of a vehicle shall not stand or park the vehicle upon any lane designated by pavement markings for the shared use of motor vehicles and bicycles, or place the vehicle in such a manner as to impede bicycle traffic on such lane; provided, however, the driver of a bus may stop the bus in any such lane (i) at a designated bus stop for the purpose of loading or unloading of passengers, (ii) in case of an emergency; or (iii) as permitted in Section 9-48-050(d) of this Code. In addition to the fine provided in Section 9-4-025 of this Code, any vehicle parked in violation of this section shall be subject to an immediate tow and removal to a city vehicle pound or authorized garage.
Exception. Notwithstanding any provision of this code to the contrary, an electric personal assistive mobility device, as that term is defined in Section 9-80-205, may enter and drive upon the Randolph Protected Bike Lane located on Upper East Randolph Street, between North Michigan Avenue and North Harbor Drive.
Class 3 electric bicycles. The rider of a Class 3 electric bicycle shall not ride in a bike lane.
Enforcement.

Enforcing Departments. Anv police officer, traffic control aide, or other designated member of the Police Department, or anv parking enforcement aide or other person d...

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