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File #: 150287    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 4/9/2015 In control: Committee on Streets and Services
On agenda: Final action: 5/14/2015
Title: Amending Title 12 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Traffic Code," to provide for the removal of inoperable abandoned bicycles located within the public right-of-way.
Sponsors: Councilmember Squilla
Indexes: ZONING
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy15028700.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsVideo
6/2/20150 MAYOR SIGNED  Action details Not available
5/14/20150 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass Action details Not available
5/7/20150 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
5/7/20150 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass Action details Not available
5/7/20150 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
5/4/20150 Committee on Streets and Services HEARING NOTICES SENT  Action details Not available
5/4/20150 Committee on Streets and Services HEARING HELD  Action details Not available
5/4/20150 Committee on Streets and Services REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED  Action details Not available
4/9/20150 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass Action details Not available
Title
Amending Title 12 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Traffic Code," to provide for the removal of inoperable abandoned bicycles located within the public right-of-way.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

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

TITLE 12. TRAFFIC CODE.

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CHAPTER 12-100. GENERAL PROVISIONS.

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§ 12-102. Definitions.

In this Title the following definitions apply:

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(7.1) Inoperable Bicycle. A bicycle or portion of a bicycle determined to be inoperable due to two or more of the following: missing wheel and tire; significantly bent or corroded wheel; missing tire without missing wheel; significantly corroded and flat tire; missing seat; missing handlebars; missing pedals; missing, broken or inoperable chain; or broken or significantly bent frame.

[(7)] (7.2) Laned Roadway. * * *

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CHAPTER 12-800. BICYCLE REGULATIONS AND PENALTIES

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§ 12-813. Removal of Abandoned Inoperable Bicycles.

(1) No person shall leave an Inoperable Bicycle in the public right-of-way for more than ten days.

(2) An Inoperable Bicycle left in the public right-of-way for more than ten days shall be deemed an Abandoned Inoperable Bicycle.

(3) An Abandoned Inoperable Bicycle may be removed from the right-of-way and treated as abandoned property or refuse pursuant to the following procedure:

(a) An Inoperable Bicycle shall be identified by any officer authorized to enforce ordinances with a tag of a bright color stating that the bicycle: has been determined to be an Inoperable Bicycle pursuant to the City Traffic Code; will be deemed an Abandoned Inoperable Bicycle on the 11th day after it has been tagged; and will be removed and discarded by the City any time thereafter.

(b) The tag shall also state that the bicycle owner may contest the determina...

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