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File #: BL2022-1449    Name:
Type: Bill (Ordinance) Status: Second Reading
File created: 9/13/2022 In control: Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
On agenda: 2/21/2023 Final action:
Title: An ordinance creating Chapter 2.153 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws establishing a Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission.
Sponsors: Freddie OConnell, Sean Parker, Emily Benedict, Burkley Allen, Delishia Porterfield, Tom Cash, Ginny Welsch, Joy Styles
Attachments: 1. Proposed Amendment - BL2022-1449 - O'Connell
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An ordinance creating Chapter 2.153 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws establishing a Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission.

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WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County (the "Metropolitan Government") is committed to increasing the safety and use of bicycle, micromobility devices, and pedestrian travel as significant and beneficial modes of transportation and recreation; and

WHEREAS, an advisory commission for the Metropolitan Government that promotes and encourages safe bicycling and walking would further Nashville's goal of becoming a bicycle and pedestrian friendly city; and

WHEREAS, Nashville should strive to make significant strides in bicycling to become one of the most Bicycle Friendly Cities in the country; and

WHEREAS, the continuing development of the built infrastructure provides an opportunity for extending and improving the walkability and bikeability of Nashville with more and better bike lanes, bikeways, and greenways; and

WHEREAS, Nashville is committed to a Vision Zero initiative improving the utilization rate of multi-modal transportation that will contribute to increasing safety for all road users; and

WHEREAS, the availability of shared micromobility alternatives including bicycles, electric bicycles, and electric scooters should be encouraged and promoted in Nashville and Davidson County.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1. That Chapter 2.153 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws is established as follows:

2.153.010 Establishment.

There is hereby created and established a bicycle and pedestrian advisory commission.

2.153.020 Membership - Appointment, compensation and term of office.

A. The bicycle and pedestrian advisory commission shall be composed of thirteen voting members. Eleven members shall be appointed by the mayor as follows: one member from a non-profit community group advocating biking and walking; o...

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