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File #: 30876    Version: 1 Name: Heavy traffic
Type: Ordinance Status: Filed
File created: 7/8/2013 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 1/6/2015 Final action: 1/6/2015
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Amending Section 12.129(1) of the Madison General Ordinances to remove the exception that allowed motor buses to park on streets in residence districts.
Sponsors: Lauren Cnare
Attachments: 1. Leg File 30876-Alder Cnare comments to TPC.pdf
Fiscal Note
No appropriation is required.
Title
Amending Section 12.129(1) of the Madison General Ordinances to remove the exception that allowed motor buses to park on streets in residence districts.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  This amendment removes the exception that allows motor buses to park on streets in residence districts.  In doing so, this amendment addresses citizen complaints that motor buses, including school buses, parked on residential streets overnight and over weekends create congestion and safety issues on those residential streets.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
      Subsection (1) of Section 12.129 entitled "Parking Heavy Traffic in Residence Districts" of the Madison General Ordinances is amended to read as follows:
"(1)      No operator of a motor truck, truck tractor, trailer or semitrailer, motor home, motor bus or any other vehicle or combination of vehicles, other than motor buses, weighing more than six thousand (6,000) pounds, shall park such vehicle on any highway, other than routed State Trunk Highways, in any residence district except for such time as is reasonably necessary to facilitate the loading or unloading of such vehicle."