(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 Accident Database
§57-19. 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.
§57-20. Bicycle Accident Database
To see if the Town will vote to use up to $50,000 (fifty thousand) from collected Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes to develop and maintain a database of all motor vehicle accidents involving bicycles. Said database shall be a public record and shall be made available to the public via a link on the Town’s website. The database shall include the date, time and location of the accident, the number of vehicles and bicycles involved and whether the bicyclist suffered any injury. Any doctor, nurse, or first responder or other medical provider providing treatment to an individual injured as a bicyclist in an accident with a motor vehicle shall be requested to make a report to the Chief of Police for inclusion in the Bicycle Accident Database. For purposes of this section, neither the Database, nor any report issued by a medical provider, shall include the name or any identifying information concerning an injured individual.
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 not to adopt the Article.