Article 76

ARTICLE 76

(Bylaw Amendment:  Bicycles)

Carried Over from 2020 Annual Town Meeting

            To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town of Nantucket Code, Chapter 57 (Bicycles and Mopeds) by adding the following new Article IV, or take action relative thereto:

 

Article IV.  Bicycle Right of Way

 

§57-13.  Authority and Purpose

This article Is enacted in accordance withy G.L. c. 40, §22 to promote public safety by establishing certain rules and regulations concerning the use of the Town’s roadways by bicycles and motor vehicles.

 

§57-14.  Right of Way for Users of Multi-Use/Shared Use Paths

 

  1. At any location at which a multi-use/shared path intersects with or is crossed by a public or private way or driveway with the exception of major intersections to be determined by the TON, bicyclists, pedestrians and other users of the paths shall have the right of way and any person operating a motor vehicle shall stop and yield to such bicyclist, pedestrian or other user.

 

  1. At any location at which a multi-use/shared path intersects with or is crossed by a public or private way with the exception of major intersections to be determined by the TON, the Town shall install informative path-crossing signs and separate stop signs facing the motor vehicle approach to the intersection so that drivers of motor vehicles are warned to use all caution necessary and to yield the right of way to any bicyclist, pedestrians or other users of the path.

 

For the purposes of paragraphs A and B in §57-14, a major intersection shall be considered to be the intersection between a main road, e.g. the Milestone Road, or secondary road that bears as much vehicular traffic as a main road, and a multi-use path. 

 

§57-15.  Severability.

 

The provisions of this bylaw are severable.   If any provision, paragraph, sentence, or clause of this bylaw or the application thereof shall be held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect the other provisions or application of this bylaw.

 

(Ian Golding, et al)

FINANCE COMMITTEE MOTION:  Moved that Chapter 57 (Bicycles and Mopeds) of the Code of the Town of Nantucket is hereby amended by adding the following new Article (NOTE:  non-substantive changes to the numbering of this bylaw shall be permitted in order that it be in compliance with the numbering format of the Code of the Town of Nantucket):

 

Article IV

Bicycle Right of Way

 

§57-13.  Authority and Purpose.

This article is enacted in accordance with G.L. c. 40, §22 to promote public safety by establishing certain rules and regulations concerning the use of the Town’s roadways by bicycles and motor vehicles.

 

§57-14.  Right of Way for Users of Multi-Use/Shared Use Paths.

A.  At any location at which a multi-use/shared path intersects with or is crossed by a public or private way or driveway with the exception of major intersections to be determined by the Town of Nantucket, bicyclists, pedestrians and other users of the paths shall have the right of way and any person operating a motor vehicle shall stop and yield to such bicyclist, pedestrian or other user.

 

B.  At any location at which a multi-use/shared path intersects with or is crossed by a public or private way with the exception of major intersections to be determined by the Town of Nantucket, the Town shall install informative path-crossing signs and separate stop signs facing the motor vehicle approach to the intersection so that drivers of motor vehicles are warned to use all caution necessary and to yield the right of way to any bicyclist, pedestrians or other users of the path.

 

For the purposes of paragraphs A and B in §57-14, a major intersection shall be considered to be the intersection between a main road, e.g. the Milestone Road, or secondary road that bears as much vehicular traffic as a main road, and a multi-use path. 

 

§57-15.  Severability.

The provisions of this bylaw are severable.  If any provision, paragraph, sentence, or clause of this bylaw or the application thereof shall be held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect the other provisions or application of this bylaw.