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File #: 220094    Version: 0
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/10/2022 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 6/1/2022
Effective date: 6/21/2022    
Title: An ordinance relating to bicycle regulations.
Sponsors: ALD. DIMITRIJEVIC
Indexes: BICYCLES, CYCLING
Attachments: 1. Letter of Support - Bike Ped Task Force.pdf, 2. Letter of Support - Dr. Driver Sept 2016.pdf, 3. Traffic Garden Blog 09-12-2018.pdf, 4. Traffic Garden Article 01-20-2021.pdf, 5. Email of Support Ald. Dimitrijevic, 6. Letter of Support Dr. Posley May 2022.pdf, 7. COA Email, 8. Publication Notice 6-20-2022
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
6/20/20220 CITY CLERK PUBLISHED   Action details Meeting details Not available
6/6/20220 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
6/1/20220 COMMON COUNCIL PASSEDPass12:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
5/18/20220 PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR PASSAGE

Minutes note: Mike Amsden - DPW and Michael Anderson from the Wisconsin Bike Federation who said that this is a request to revise the ordinance to enable the school playgrounds for safe bicycle practices and education.
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
5/10/20220 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available

Number

220094

Version

ORIGINAL

Reference

 

Sponsor

ALD. DIMITRIJEVIC

Title

An ordinance relating to bicycle regulations.

Sections

102-7 rc

Analysis

This ordinance repeals the prohibition of the operation of bicycles and electric scooters on public school grounds and public playgrounds. 

 

The Mayor and Common Council of the City of Milwaukee do ordain as follows:

 

Part 1. Section 102-7-1 of the code is repealed and recreated to read:

 

102-7.  Bicycle Regulations.

 

1.                     RIDING ON PUBLIC WAYS.

 

a.                     Operation of bicycles or electric scooters.  No bicycle or electric scooter shall be operated upon any public sidewalk, or any pedestrian path in a public park.

 

b.                     Exceptions. This subsection shall not apply to:

 

b-1.  Bicycles operated by police officers in the necessary discharge of their official duties.

 

b-2.  Sidewalks or sidewalk areas designated by the common council and identified by signs or other clear markings as a bicycle way.

 

c.                     Children.  Children less than 10 years of age may ride on any sidewalk that does not abut a building.

 

d.                     Disabled persons.  Any disabled person may ride upon any public sidewalk. 

 

e.                     Right-of-way.  When operating a bicycle on a bicycle way, every driver shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall exercise due care and give an audible signal when passing a bicycle driver or pedestrian proceeding in the same direction. 

 

 

 

 

LRB

APPROVED AS TO FORM

 

 

____________________________

Legislative Reference Bureau

Date:  ______________________

 

Attorney

IT IS OUR OPINION THAT THE ORDINANCE

IS LEGAL AND ENFORCEABLE

 

 

____________________________

Office of the City Attorney

Date:  ______________________

 

 

 

Drafter

LRB177278-1

Kathleen Brengosz

March 13, 2022