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File #: 16-1595    Version: 1 Name: 11/21/2016 Safe Passing Ordinance
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/10/2016 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/5/2016 Final action: 12/5/2016
Enactment date: 11/21/2016 Enactment #: ORD-16-27
Title: An Ordinance to Amend the Code of the City of Ann Arbor by Adding a New Section Which New Section Shall Be Designated as Section 10:18 of Chapter 126, Traffic, Title X, of Said Code (Ordinance No. ORD-16-27)
Sponsors: Sabra Briere, Chip Smith, Chuck Warpehoski, Christopher Taylor, Kirk Westphal
Attachments: 1. 16-27 Traffic Ordinance Briefed and Approved.pdf, 2. Chapter 126 as Amended by City Council on 120516, 3. 16-27 Traffic Ordinance Briefed.pdf, 4. Safe Passing Ordinance as Amended on 112116, 5. Safe Passing Ordinance _New Code Sec.docx, 6. Safe Passing Ordinance _New Code Sec.pdf
Title
An Ordinance to Amend the Code of the City of Ann Arbor by Adding a New Section Which New Section Shall Be Designated as Section 10:18 of Chapter 126, Traffic, Title X, of Said Code (Ordinance No. ORD-16-27)
Memorandum
This ordinance amendment requires a motor vehicle driver who is passing a bicyclist, a pedestrian, or a wheelchair user on the roadway, to maintain a distance of at least 5 feet between his/her vehicle and these persons, if conditions allow.

Sections (1)-(4) and (7) specifically apply to motorists passing bicyclists. Section (1) applies on roads with two-way traffic where motorists and bicyclists are required to use the right side of the roadway. Section (1) also applies to one-way streets where a bicyclist is travelling on the right side of the street. Section (2) applies on one-way streets where bicyclists travelling in the same direction as motor vehicle traffic may use the left side of the street. Sections (3) and (4) apply on one-way streets that have contra-flow bicycle lanes that allow bicyclists to travel in the opposite direction of motor vehicle traffic. Section (7) defines the term "contra-flow bicycle lane."

Sections (5) and (6) apply to motorists passing pedestrians and persons in wheelchairs, respectively.
Staff
Prepared by: Kristen Larcom, Senior Assistant City Attorney
Sponsored by: Councilmembers Briere, Smith, Warpehoski, Westphal and Mayor Taylor
Body
ORDINANCE NO. ORD-16-27

First Reading: November 21, 2016 Approved: December 5, 2016
Public Hearing: December 5, 2016 Published: December 8, 2016
Effective: January 7, 2017

TRAFFIC

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF THE CITY OF ANN ARBOR BY ADDING A NEW SECTION, WHICH NEW SECTION SHALL BE DESIGNATED AS SECTION 10:18 OF CHAPTER 126, TRAFFIC, TITLE X, OF SAID CODE.
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The City of Ann Arbor Ordains:

Section 1: That Chapter 126, Traffic, of Title X of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor be amended to add a new section 10:18 to read as follows:

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