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File #: 120532    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 5/31/2012 In control: Committee on Streets and Services
On agenda: Final action: 12/6/2012
Title: Amending Title 12 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Traffic Code," by providing for the manner in which bicyclists may operate bicycles in the streets, and by prohibiting motor vehicles from obstructing or creating certain hazards in bicycle lanes, and further, amending Title 11 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Streets," to provide for the establishment and implementation of a Complete Streets Policy, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Kenney
Indexes: BICYCLES, TRAFFIC CODE
Code sections: Title 11 - STREETS, Title 12 - TRAFFIC CODE
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy12053201.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsVideo
1/8/20131 MAYOR SIGNED  Action details Not available
12/6/20121 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass Action details Not available
11/29/20121 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
11/29/20121 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass Action details Not available
11/29/20121 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK`S SECOND READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
11/15/20120 Committee on Streets and Services AMENDED  Action details Not available
11/15/20121 Committee on Streets and Services REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED  Action details Not available
11/15/20120 Committee on Streets and Services HEARING HELD  Action details Not available
11/15/20120 Committee on Streets and Services HEARING NOTICES SENT  Action details Not available
5/31/20120 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass Action details Not available
Title
Amending Title 12 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Traffic Code," by providing for the manner in which bicyclists may operate bicycles in the streets, and by prohibiting motor vehicles from obstructing or creating certain hazards in bicycle lanes, and further, amending Title 11 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Streets," to provide for the establishment and implementation of a Complete Streets Policy, all under certain terms and conditions.

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WHEREAS, The establishment and refinement of, and compliance with, a Complete Streets policy will enhance the City's public rights of way for all users, including motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists; and

WHEREAS, As part of the enhancement of the right-of-way, Council recognizes that bicycles are an increasingly important means of transportation, with significant benefits for the environment, health, and traffic congestion; and

WHEREAS, While bike lanes provide an important means of harmonizing all uses of the right of way while accommodating the growing use of bicycles as a means of transportation, they should not be treated differently from conventional traffic lanes with respect to the need of motorists to lawfully stop, stand, and load or unload passengers; and

WHEREAS, The safety of all members of the public using the right-of-way, including motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians, is of paramount importance; NOW, THEREFORE,

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Title 12 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

TITLE 12. TRAFFIC CODE.

CHAPTER 12-100. GENERAL PROVISIONS.

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§ 12-102. Definitions.

In this Title the following definitions apply:

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(2) Bicycle Lane. The portion of a street set aside [exclusively] primarily for bicycle travel.
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CHAPTER 12-800. BICYCLE REGULATIONS AND PENALTIES.

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§ 12-804. Riding on Roadways and Bicycle Paths.

(1) Persons riding bicycles upo...

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