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File #: 16-0673    Version: 1 Name: 5/2/16 Chapter 131, Commercial Quadricycles Ordinance
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/2/2016 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/20/2016 Final action: 6/20/2016
Enactment date: 6/6/2016 Enactment #: ORD-16-11
Title: An Ordinance to Amend the Code of the City of Ann Arbor by Adding a New Chapter, which Chapter Shall be Designated as Chapter 131, Commercial Quadricycles, of Title X of Said Code (Ordinance No. ORD-16-11)
Sponsors: Council Liquor License Review Committee
Attachments: 1. Chapter 131 Commercial Quadricycles as Amended 062016 Briefed and Approved.pdf, 2. Chapter 131 Commercial Quadricycles as Amended 062016, 3. Chapter 131 as Amended at First Reading 060616, 4. 16-11 Commercial Quadricycles Ordinance Briefed.pdf, 5. Chapter 131 Commercial Quadricycle 042616, 6. C-4 Brideau Communication.pdf, 7. C-4 Sussman Communication.pdf, 8. 20160503_PedalPubLetterToAnnArborCityCouncil.pdf, 9. Copy of Quadricycle ordinances - MI 060316, 10. 16-11 Chapter 131 Approval Notice
Title
An Ordinance to Amend the Code of the City of Ann Arbor by Adding a New Chapter, which Chapter Shall be Designated as Chapter 131, Commercial Quadricycles, of Title X of Said Code (Ordinance No. ORD-16-11)
Memorandum
Commercial Quadricycles - commonly called "pedal pubs" are a form of chauffeured transportation. The four-wheeled open-air vehicles are capable of seating around a dozen passengers, who propel the vehicle using pedals while a single operator handles the steering and braking. Commercial quadricycles are currently operating in the communities of Grand Rapids, Bay City, Traverse City and Marquette. In those locations the quadricycles shuttle riders through downtown areas and between popular tourist attractions.

Public Acts 126 and 127 of 2015 clarified an ambiguity with regard to classification and licensing of commercial quadricycles, establishing regulations specifically for quadricycles in the Michigan Motor Vehicle Code. In addition, changes in the law authorized a local unit of government to regulate the operation of commercial quadricycles on its sidewalks, highways, streets or crosswalks. City may also prohibit operation in an area open to pedestrian traffic adjacent to a waterfront or on a trail under its jurisdictions or in a downtown or central business district.

The attached ordinance would establish regulation of commercial quadricycles within the City. It has been reviewed by City staff and is recommended by the Council Liquor License Review Committee for consideration.
Staff
Prepared by: Mary Joan Fales, Assistant City Attorney
Reviewed and Sponsored by: Council Liquor License Review Committee
Body
ORDINANCE NO. ORD-16-11

First Reading: May 2 and June 6, 2016 Approved: June 20, 2016
Public Hearing: June 6 and June 20, 2016 Published: June 23, 2016
Effective: July 1, 2016

COMMERCIAL QUADRICYCLES

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF THE CITY OF ANN ARBOR BY ADDING A NEW CHAPTER, WHICH CHAPTER, ...

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