24-19 - VEHICLES OVERTAKING PEDESTRIANS AND BICYCLES

Ordinance NO. ORD-24-19

BY THE COUNCIL CLEGG, LUDWIG, MCLEAN, SANCHEZ, THOMSON AND WOODINGS

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING EXISTING BOISE CITY CODE TITLE 6, CHAPTER 8, TO ADD A NEW SUBSECTION 10, WHICH SHALL GOVERN VEHICLES OVERTAKING PEDESTRIANS AND BICYCLES ON HIGHWAYS; PROVIDING FOR A WAIVER OF THE READING RULES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

WHEREAS, the City of Boise (“City”) desires to encourage its citizens and visitors to use alternate modes of transportation; and

WHEREAS, the City wants to protect the safety of cyclists and pedestrians when sharing the roadway with motor vehicles; and

WHEREAS, Idaho Code sections 50-302 and 50-314 authorize the City to control and limit traffic on its streets, avenues and public places and to adopt and enforce ordinances that regulate traffic.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BOISE CITY, IDAHO:

Section 1. The foregoing recitals are hereby incorporated into this resolution as is fully set forth herein.

Section 2. That existing Boise City Code Title 6, Chapter 8, shall be, and hereby is, amended to add a new subsection 10 that read as follows:

6-8-10: Vehicles Overtaking Pedestrians and Bicycles. The operator of a motor vehicle overtaking a bicycle or pedestrian on a highway shall leave a safe distance, but not less than three feet (3'), when passing the bicycle or pedestrian and shall maintain that distance until safely past the overtaken bicycle or individual.

Section 3. That pursuant to the affirmative vote of one-half (1/2) plus one (1) of the members of the full Council, the rule requiring two (2) separate readings by title and one (1) reading in full be, and the same is hereby, dispensed with, and accordingly, this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect immediately upon its passage, approval and publication.

ADOPTED by the Council of Boise City, Idaho, on June 4, 2019.

APPROVED by the Mayor of the Boise City, Idaho, on June 4, 2019.

APPROVED:

David H. Bieter, Mayor

ATTEST:

Lynda Lowry, Ex-Officio City Clerk