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File #: RES. 2019-R069    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 11/13/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/27/2020 Final action: 1/27/2020
Title: To request the Richmond delegation to the General Assembly of Virginia to introduce and support the enactment of legislation authorizing the City to [(i) establish designated no turns on red zones in City streets and (ii)] allow bicyclists to treat a stop sign as a yield sign and a red light traffic signal as a stop sign, for the purpose of supporting certain goals in alignment with the Vision Zero traffic safety program that promote sustainability and equity in access to safe transportation.
Patrons: Andreas Addison
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 2019-R069, 2. Res. No. 2019-R069 Admin Impact Statement Rev 1 11-15-19, 3. 20200127 Amendment of Res. No. 2019-R069

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To request the Richmond delegation to the General Assembly of Virginia to introduce and support the enactment of legislation authorizing the City to [(i) establish designated no turns on red zones in City streets and (ii)] allow bicyclists to treat a stop sign as a yield sign and a red light traffic signal as a stop sign, for the purpose of supporting certain goals in alignment with the Vision Zero traffic safety program that promote sustainability and equity in access to safe transportation.

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WHEREAS, the Council supported the development of a Vision Zero traffic safety program in the City of Richmond by Resolution No. 2016-R011, adopted March 7, 2016, and reaffirmed its support through Resolution No. 2017-R093, adopted March 12, 2018, to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries in road traffic to zero by the year 2030, through comprehensive planning including promoting improvements in surface transportation performance and safety for travelers;  and

WHEREAS, the Council believes that it is in the best interests of the citizens of the City of Richmond that the Council request the Richmond delegation to the General Assembly of Virginia to introduce and support the enactment of legislation authorizing the City to [(i) establish designated no turns on red zones in City streets and (ii)] allow bicyclists to treat a stop sign as a yield sign and a red light traffic signal as a stop sign, for the purpose of supporting certain goals in alignment with the Vision Zero traffic safety program that promote sustainability and equity in access to safe transportation.

NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RICHMOND:

That, the Council hereby requests that the Richmond delegation to the General Assembly of Virginia introduce and support the enactment of legislation authorizing the City to [(i) establish designated no turns on red zones in City streets and (ii)] allow bicyclists to treat a stop sign as a yield sign and a red light traffic signal as a stop sign, for the purpose of supporting certain goals in alignment with the Vision Zero traffic safety program that promote sustainability and equity in access to safe transportation.