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(a) Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following definitions shall apply:
“Shared street program” means the shared street program established pursuant to this section.
“Shared street” means a public right-of-way which can be shared at the same time by pedestrians, bicyclists, motor vehicles and other legal conveyances, and where pedestrians have the right-of-way over all other traffic.
(b) Authorization. The commissioner is authorized to establish a shared street program on the following roadway:
(c) Rules. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the following rules shall apply in a shared street:
(1) Pedestrians may enter, walk along or cross a shared street at any time or point. Nothing provided in this subsection shall relieve a pedestrian from the duty of exercising due care.
(2) Pedestrians entering or within a shared street shall have the right-of-way over vehicles, bicycles or other traffic. The operator of a vehicle shall stop and yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian within a shared street when the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.
(3) The operator of a vehicle or bicyclist approaching an intersection within a shared street shall yield the right-of-way to a vehicle or bicycle which has entered the intersection from a different roadway.
(4) Subject to Section 9-24-020, when two vehicles or bicycles enter an intersection from different streets at approximately the same time, the operator of the vehicle or bicyclist on the left shall yield the right-of-way to the vehicle or bicyclist on the right.
(d) Signs and markings. The commissioner is authorized to add or remove signs and markings, as needed, within or near a shared street in order to implement the shared street program. All traffic-control signs and markings shall conform to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
(Added Coun. J. 7-20-16, p. 28867, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 10-16-19, p. 7300, § 1)