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Legislation #: 180619 Introduction Date: 8/23/2018
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS MCMANUS, LOAR, HALL, WAGNER, TAYLOR AND FOWLER
Title: Amending Chapter 70, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 70-785 and 70-786 relating to pedestrians and enacting in lieu thereof two new sections of like number and subject.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
8/22/2018 Filed by the Clerk's office
8/23/2018 Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
8/30/2018 Hold On Agenda (9/27/2018)
9/27/2018 Do Not Pass
9/27/2018 Assigned to Third Read Calendar
10/4/2018 Held on Docket (10/25/2018)
10/25/2018 Held on Docket (11/15/2018)
11/15/2018 Held on Docket (11/29/2018)
11/29/2018 Held on Docket (1/10/2019)
1/10/2019 Held on Docket (2/7/2019)
2/7/2019 Held off Docket

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ORDINANCE NO. 180619

 

Amending Chapter 70, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 70-785 and 70-786 relating to pedestrians and enacting in lieu thereof two new sections of like number and subject.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Chapter 70, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby amended by repealing Sections 70-785 and 70-786 relating to pedestrians and enacting in lieu thereof two new sections of like number and subject, to read as follows:

 

Sec. 70-785. Pedestrians to use right half of crosswalks and proceed without delay.

 

(a) Pedestrians shall move, whenever practicable, upon the right half of crosswalks.

 

(b) No pedestrian shall stop, stand or remain in any intersection or crosswalk for a period longer than is necessary to safely traverse such intersection or crosswalk.

 

Sec. 70-786. Pedestrians on streets or highways.

 

(a) Where a sidewalk is provided and its use is practicable, it shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to walk along and upon an adjacent roadway.

 

(b) Where a sidewalk is not available, any pedestrian walking along and upon a street or highway shall walk only on a shoulder, as far as practicable from the edge of the roadway.

 

(c) Where neither a sidewalk nor a shoulder is available, any pedestrian walking along and upon a street or highway shall walk as near as practicable to an outside edge of the roadway, and, if on a two-way roadway, shall walk only on the left side of the roadway.

 

(d) Except as otherwise provided in this article, any pedestrian upon a roadway shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.

 

(e) No pedestrian shall stop, stand or remain on the following:

 

(1) Any portion of a controlled access or restricted access highway; or,

 

(2) Any non-sidewalk area within three hundred feet of any entrance or exit ramp leading to or from any portion of a controlled access or restricted access highway.

 

(f) No pedestrian shall stop, stand, or remain on or under any non-sidewalk portion of a median, traffic island, traffic or highway divider, bridge, overpass or viaduct for a period longer than is necessary to safely traverse an intersection or crosswalk through or on such median, traffic island, traffic or highway divider, bridge, overpass or viaduct.

 

(g) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any pedestrian who is leaving, approaching, attending to, or towing a disabled motor vehicle.

 

(h) The provisions of this section shall not apply to government employees engaged in the performance of their duties or to persons engaged in construction or maintenance activities on behalf of a governmental agency or utility company.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

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Alan L. Holtkamp

Assistant City Attorney