Article 77

ARTICLE 77

(Bylaw Amendment:  Bicycles)

Carried Over from 2020 Annual Town Meeting

            To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town of Nantucket Code, Chapter 57 (Bicycles and Mopeds) by adding the following new Article IV, or take action relative thereto:

 

Article IV.  Bicycle Passing Buffer Zone

 

§57-16.  Authority and Purpose

This article Is enacted in accordance withy G.L. c. 40, §22 to promote public safety by establishing certain rules and regulations concerning the use of the Town’s roadways by bicycles and motor vehicles.

 

§57-17.  Bicycle Passing Buffer Zone

 

No person operating a motor vehicle on a public way within the Town of Nantucket shall overtake or pass a bicyclist proceeding in the same direction of travel unless a three-foot separation can be given between the right side of the driver’s vehicle, including all mirrors and other projections, and the left side of the bicyclist at all times.

 

§57-18.  Severability.

 

The provisions of this bylaw are severable.   If any provision, paragraph, sentence, or clause of this bylaw or the application thereof shall be held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect the other provisions or application of this bylaw.

 

(Ian Golding, et al)

FINANCE COMMITTEE MOTION:  Moved that Chapter 57 (Bicycles and Mopeds) of the Code of the Town of Nantucket is hereby amended by adding the following new Article: (NOTE:  non-substantive changes to the numbering of this bylaw shall be permitted in order that it be in compliance with the numbering format of the Code of the Town of Nantucket):

 

Article V

Bicycle Passing Buffer Zone

 

§57-16.  Authority and Purpose.

This article Is enacted in accordance with G.L. c. 40, §22 to promote public safety by establishing certain rules and regulations concerning the use of the Town’s roadways by bicycles and motor vehicles.

 

§57-17.  Bicycle Passing Buffer Zone.

No person operating a motor vehicle on a public way within the Town of Nantucket shall overtake or pass a bicyclist proceeding in the same direction of travel unless a three-foot separation can be given between the right side of the driver’s vehicle, including all mirrors and other projections, and the left side of the bicyclist at all times.

 

§57-18.  Severability.

The provisions of this bylaw are severable.  If any provision, paragraph, sentence, or clause of this bylaw or the application thereof shall be held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect the other provisions or application of this bylaw.