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File #: O-515-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/6/2021 In control: Public Works Committee
On agenda: 10/28/2021 Final action: 10/28/2021
Title: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT CODE OF ORDINANCES ("LMCO") CHAPTERS 72 AND 74 REGARDING THE REGULATION OF PARKING AND BIKEWAYS.
Sponsors: Cassie Chambers Armstrong (D-8)
Attachments: 1. O-515-21 V.1 101421 Amending Several Sections of LMCO Chapters 72 and 74 Regarding the Regulation of Parking and Bikeways.pdf, 2. LMCO Ch 7274 Update_MC_101921.pdf, 3. ORD 157 2021.pdf
ORDINANCE NO. _____, SERIES 2021
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AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT CODE OF ORDINANCES ("LMCO") CHAPTERS 72 AND 74 REGARDING THE REGULATION OF PARKING AND BIKEWAYS.
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SPONSORED BY: COUNCIL MEMBER CASSIE CHAMBERS ARMSTRONG

WHEREAS, the Legislative Council of the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government (the "Council") in Ordinance No. 128, Series 2019 (the "Complete Streets Policy"), directs all transportation facilities be designated as Complete Streets that "facilitate the development of a safe, reliable, efficient, integrated and connected multimodal transportation system that promotes access, mobility, and health for all users;" and
WHEREAS, new transportation technologies have emerged and use of alternative modes of transportation has increased, including, but not limited to bicycles, electric bicycles, and electric scooters; and
WHEREAS, the current Louisville Metro Dockless Vehicle Policy directs dockless vehicles, including dockless electric scooters, to be operated on streets and in bikeways, and prohibits operation on sidewalks; and
WHEREAS, the LMCO currently prohibits operation of all motorized vehicles, including electric bicycles, powered bicycles and powered micro-mobility vehicles (including electric scooters) in bikeways; and
WHEREAS, the LMCO currently does not conform to national best practice standards for transportation infrastructure; and
WHEREAS, the Louisville Metro Bike Master Plan recommends the institution of "policies and practices to ensure that every street in Louisville meets the needs for bicyclists of all abilities;" and
WHEREAS, Council desires to update its regulation of parking and bikeways to conform to best practices, the goals of the Louisville Metro Bike Master Plan and the Complete Streets Policy.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT A...

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