Proposed legislation would require city to consider bicyclists, pedestrians and transit riders in transportation planning

First District City Councilman Mark Squilla Thursday introduced legislation that would amend the city’s traffic code, requiring all city departments to “balance the needs of all users” when planning or implementing transportation projects.

This “complete streets” legislation would codify the city’s complete streets plan, and instructs city departments to consider pedestrians, mass transit users and bicyclists, along with drivers.

The proposed legislation also prohibits cars from parking in bike lanes, and establishes a $100 fine for bicyclists who run redlights.

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