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File #: O-18-14   
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 3/19/2018 In control: City Council
Final action: 6/4/2018
Enactment date: 6/19/2018 Enactment #: O-2018-012
Title: Amending The Traffic Code Section ?8-5-1-1 Stopping, Standing Or Parking Prohibited No Signs Required, To Add Bicycle Lanes To The List Of Places Where No Person Shall Stop, Stand Or Park A Vehicle Except When Necessary To Avoid Conflict With Other Traffic Or In Compliance With Law Or The Directions Of A Police Officer Or Traffic Control Device. Amending The Traffic Code Section ?8-5-1-15 Parking Not To Obstruct Traffic, To Clarify That Bicycle Lanes Are Traffic Lanes (Benton)
Attachments: 1. O-14, 2. O-14Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
6/19/2018 City Clerk Published  Action details
6/13/2018 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
6/8/2018 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
6/4/2018 City Council PassedPass Action details
5/21/2018 City Council Accepted with a recommendation Do Pass, As Amended  Action details
5/16/2018 Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Committee Sent to Council with a recommendation of Do Pass, as AmendedPass Action details
5/16/2018 Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Committee AmendedPass Action details
3/19/2018 City Council Introduced and Referred  Action details
3/19/2018 President Referred  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY THIRD COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. O-18-14 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Isaac Benton


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Amending The Traffic Code Section ?8-5-1-1 Stopping, Standing Or Parking Prohibited No Signs Required, To Add Bicycle Lanes To The List Of Places Where No Person Shall Stop, Stand Or Park A Vehicle Except When Necessary To Avoid Conflict With Other Traffic Or In Compliance With Law Or The Directions Of A Police Officer Or Traffic Control Device. Amending The Traffic Code Section ?8-5-1-15 Parking Not To Obstruct Traffic, To Clarify That Bicycle Lanes Are Traffic Lanes (Benton)
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AMENDING THE TRAFFIC CODE SECTION ?8-5-1-1 STOPPING, STANDING OR PARKING PROHIBITED NO SIGNS REQUIRED, TO ADD BICYCLE LANES TO THE LIST OF PLACES WHERE NO PERSON SHALL STOP, STAND OR PARK A VEHICLE EXCEPT WHEN NECESSARY TO AVOID CONFLICT WITH OTHER TRAFFIC OR IN COMPLIANCE WITH LAW OR THE DIRECTIONS OF A POLICE OFFICER OR TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE. AMENDING THE TRAFFIC CODE SECTION ?8-5-1-15 PARKING NOT TO OBSTRUCT TRAFFIC, TO CLARIFY THAT BICYCLE LANES ARE TRAVEL LANES.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE:
SECTION 1. FINDINGS AND INTENT.
(A) The Bikeways & Trails Facility Plan (2015), Chapter 6, Implementation Strategies recommends that the Traffic Code be revised to clarify that parking in a bicycle lane should be prohibited. Bicycle lanes are travel lanes and it can potentially increase conflicts for cyclists using a lane to have to weave in and out of motor vehicle traffic to avoid cars parked in a bicycle lane.
(B) At the December 11th, 2017 Greater Albuquerque Bicycling Advisory Committee (GABAC) meeting the committee unanimously voted to recommend that the City Council consider amending the Traffic Code to clarify that parking within bicycle lanes is prohibited.
(C) It is the intent of the City Council to provide a clear and enforceable prohibiti...

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