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Record No: CB 119305    Version: Council Bill No: CB 119305
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 7/30/2018
Ordinance No: Ord 125634
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to street and sidewalk use fees; adopting a Free-Floating Bike Share Program Fee Schedule; and amending Ordinance 125493, which amended the 2018 Budget (Ordinance 125475), by increasing appropriations to the Seattle Department of Transportation; all by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.
Sponsors: Mike O'Brien
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Proposed Substitute, 3. Proposed Amendment (added; 7/31/18), 4. Presentation, 5. Signed Ordinance 125634, 6. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to street and sidewalk use fees; adopting a Free-Floating Bike Share Program Fee Schedule; and amending Ordinance 125493, which amended the 2018 Budget (Ordinance 125475), by increasing appropriations to the Seattle Department of Transportation; all by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.
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WHEREAS, in July 2017, the Seattle Department of Transportation began a pilot permit program to replace the discontinued Pronto bike share system by allowing private free-floating bike share companies to deploy free-floating bikes on sidewalks Citywide; and
WHEREAS, fees charged to the companies during the pilot covered the costs of issuing and administering the permits and evaluating the bike share pilot; and
WHEREAS, the ongoing free-floating bike share program may evaluate, pilot, and permit other shareable mobility devices to accommodate disabled riders, such as tricycles, handcycles, tandem cycles, and other human-powered or electric-assisted adaptive cycles; and
WHEREAS, the Seattle Department of Transportation intends to expand the free-floating bike share program to 20,000 bicycles, with an allowance of up to an additional 1,000 bicycles per permit to incentivize deployment of adaptive cycles to accommodate disabled riders; and
WHEREAS, the existing permit administrative fees must be modified to cover the expected costs of administering the ongoing free-floating bike share permit program and its program goals; and
WHEREAS, Section 15.04.074 of the Seattle Municipal Code authorizes and directs the Director of Transportation to prepare and recommend to the City Council fees applicable to street and sidewalk use permits commensurate with the cost of administering, reviewing, issuing, inspecting, and policing permits granted for the uses; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The Seattle Department of Transportation ("Departm...

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