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File #: 20-389    Version: 1 Name: Staff Report for an Ordinance Relating to Standing or Sitting on Traffic Medians or near Curbs
Type: Staff Report Status: Filed
In control: City Council
Meeting Date: 11/16/2020 Final action: 11/16/2020
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Staff Report for a City of San Leandro City Council Ordinance to Add Chapter 6-10 to Title 6 of the San Leandro Municipal Code Relating to Standing or Sitting on Traffic Medians or near Curbs
Sponsors: Jeff Kay
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Staff Report for a City of San Leandro City Council Ordinance to Add Chapter 6-10 to Title 6 of the San Leandro Municipal Code Relating to Standing or Sitting on Traffic Medians or near Curbs

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SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Staff recommends that the City Council introduce for first reading an ordinance to add Chapter 6-10 to Title 6 of the San Leandro Municipal Code Relating to Standing or Sitting on Traffic Medians or near Curbs.

BACKGROUND and DISCUSSION

Traffic and pedestrian safety remain an ongoing concern in San Leandro and cities around California. The California Office of Traffic Safety has reported that pedestrian deaths have been increasing across the state. Other studies have also shown that traffic accidents not involving pedestrians have also increased in recent years. The City has taken a number of steps to increase safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicles on City streets and sidewalks. For example, in 2018 the City Council adopted the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan that established a blueprint for bicycle and pedestrian facilities throughout the City in order to enhance bicycle and walking as safe transportation choices.

Ensuring pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle safety remains an ongoing goal of the City. However, every year traffic collisions involving pedestrians and vehicles continue to occur in San Leandro. The purpose of the proposed ordinance is to ensure the efficient movement of vehicular and bicycle traffic and to improve the safety of pedestrians in the City. To accomplish this goal, the proposed ordinance would prohibit individuals from standing or sitting on medians or along the curb in certain locations. This prohibition would not apply to individuals waiting to cross the street at a cross walk.

The City Council Rules Committee reviewed the proposed ordinance at its July 22, 2020 meeting and recommended the ordinance be forwarded to the full City Council for consideration. [PRR1]

ANALYSIS

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