(Title and Section Amended by Ord. No. 182,514, Eff. 6/3/13.)
(a) Establishment of Zones. When the Department shall determine that the establishment of a bicycle infrastructure zone is necessary to provide facilities for the parking of bicycles and amenities for a bikeshare operation upon the public streets, or to safeguard life or property, it is hereby authorized to set aside a space in the public right-of-way for the use of the parking or sharing of bicycles; provided that installation of such accommodates pedestrians and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). When a bicycle infrastructure zone is established, the Department may require appropriate design elements to be installed thereat, giving notice that the area is designated for bicycle parking or sharing, and when said bicycle parking or sharing elements are within the roadway, the parking of motor vehicles is prohibited, and it shall thereupon be unlawful for any person to stop, stand or park a motor vehicle within or in front of such zone.
(b) Bicycle Infrastructure Permit Requirements.
1. No person shall install or maintain a bicycle infrastructure element on any sidewalk or street except within a Department of Transportation approved bicycle infrastructure zone. No person shall install or maintain any bicycle parking or sharing device without plan approval or a permit from the Department and the payment of appropriate fees to review and process the application. In addition, installation or modification of any permanently fixed structure will be subject to the Board of Public Works permit requirements as specified in Section 62.105 of this Code.
2. Each application for a permit or plan approval hereunder must be in writing upon a form provided by the Department. The application must set forth the proposed location of the bicycle parking or sharing device and must be accompanied by a site plan of the proposed device showing the location, detailed plans and specifications thereof. Bicycle infrastructure devices within the public right-of-way shall meet requirements or specifications established by the City. Each application must be accompanied by a written instrument signed by the owner, person in lawful possession or control of the property abutting upon the public street at the place where the bicycle parking device is proposed to be located, and the operator of said device giving consent to its installation and maintenance. If the plan approval or permit is granted, the authorized bicycle infrastructure device authorized by the Department must conform in all respects to the site plan and requirements established by the City.