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File #: 20-390    Version: 1 Name: ORDINANCE Relating to Standing or Sitting on Traffic Medians or near Curbs.
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed
In control: City Council
Meeting Date: 11/16/2020 Final action: 11/16/2020
Enactment date: 9/8/2020 Enactment #:
Title: ORDINANCE of the City of San Leandro City Council 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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ORDINANCE of the City of San Leandro City Council 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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WHEREAS, there are numerous streets in the City of San Leandro upon which a high volume of vehicle traffic travels; and

WHEREAS, certain intersections in the City receive very high levels of traffic that cause backups and delays; and

WHEREAS, every year traffic collisions involving pedestrians and vehicles occur in San Leandro; and

WHEREAS, when individuals stand or sit on traffic medians, they disrupt the flow of traffic, distract drivers, and cause unnecessary delays; and

WHEREAS, individuals standing or sitting on traffic medians create a hazard and are at an increased risk of being hit by a vehicle, and increase the risk of vehicle accidents; and

WHEREAS, individuals standing or sitting on traffic medians are a safety hazard and pose a safety threat to vehicles and bicyclists, as well as other pedestrians; and

WHEREAS, individuals sitting on the sidewalk immediately adjacent to the curb create similar impacts on traffic and pose a similar safety risk to vehicles and other pedestrians; and

WHEREAS, when an individual is sitting on the sidewalk, a chair, or similar seat immediately adjacent to the curb, drivers or bicyclists often attempt to avoid the area for fear of potentially hitting the individual or the possibility that the individual may enter the street without warning, which can cause drivers or bicyclists to swerve or otherwise change lanes suddenly, which increases the risk of a collision; and

WHEREAS, for these reasons, individuals sitting on the sidewalk, in a chair or similar type of seat, immediately adjacent to the curb create a traffic hazard and safety risk; and

WHEREAS, these same concerns do not exist when individuals ...

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