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File #: 19-038    Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Consent Item Ready
File created: 12/13/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/14/2019 Final action:
Title: Approval of the second and final reading of an ordinance amending Article V of Chapter 126 of the Code of Ordinances regarding bicycles.
Attachments: 1. CoNB Ch 126 Bicycle Revisions R7, 2. Ordinance - Bike Ordinance Amend
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Garry Ford, City Engineer
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(830) 221-4020 - gford@nbtexas.org

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Approval of the second and final reading of an ordinance amending Article V of Chapter 126 of the Code of Ordinances regarding bicycles.

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BACKGROUND / RATIONALE:
City Council unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance amending Article V of Chapter 126 of the Code of Ordinances regarding bicycles on November 26, 2018.

City staff is proposing amendments to Article V of Chapter 126 of the Code of Ordinances regarding bicycles to clean up this ordinance and address the operation of bicycles on sidewalks. In addition, the definition of a "vulnerable road user" is proposed to be moved into the definitions section of Chapter 126. Changes to specific sections are detailed below:

Sec. 126-1. Definitions.
? Revising the diameter of a bicycle wheel from 14 to 10 inches in the definition of bicycle.
? Moving the definition of "vulnerable road user" from Sec. 126-103.

Sec. 126-103. Vulnerable road users.
? Moving the definition of "vulnerable road user" to Sec. 126-1.

Ch. 126, Art. V, Div. 2. Licenses, Tags, Registration and Fees.
? Removing this division for bicycle registration, issuance of bicycle licenses and metal tags, and bicycle inspections. The Police Department does not have a formal process for these procedures, and they are not commonly requested.

Sec. 126-251. Lamps and reflectors.
? Clean up of this section to make it more enforceable.

Sec. 126-266. Traffic regulations apply to persons riding bicycles; competitive racing.
? Removed definition of bicycle as it is already listed in Sec. 126-1.

Sec. 126-267. Obedience to traffic devices.
? Specifying that bicycles in the bike lanes must travel in the direction of adjacent motor vehicles unless the bike lane is designated otherwise.

Sec. 126-271. Manner of riding on roadways; use of bicycle paths.
? Clean up of the text to make more enforceable.

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