St. Louis City Ordinance 69263
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BOARD BILL NO.  161
INTRODUCED BY ALDERMAN KENNETH ORTMANN, PHYLLIS YOUNG, FRANK WILLIAMSON, SHANE COHN, MARLENE DAVIS, CAROL HOWARD, JOSEPH VOLLMER, DONNA BARINGER, JENNIFER FLORIDA, LYDA KREWSON, ALFRED WESSELS, JR., JEFFREY BOYD, CRAIG N. SCHMID, SAMUEL L. MOORE, CHARLES QUINCY TROUPE, SCOTT OGILVIE
An Ordinance pertaining to solicitation on highway entrance and exit ramps within the City of St. Louis; amending Section One, Part 829.060 (e) of Ordinance 57831, approved April 19, 1979 codified in Section 17.20.070 (E) of the Revised Code of the City of St. Louis, adding new sections pertaining to the same subject matter and containing a severability and emergency clause.
WHEREAS, the safety of pedestrians is of vital importance; and
WHEREAS, the conduct of soliciting on highway entrance and exit ramps places pedestrians in danger of being struck by vehicles exiting the highway; and
WHEREAS, the conduct of pedestrians venturing into vehicular traffic on highway entrance and exit ramps interferes with the free flow of traffic and raises traffic safety and traffic congestion concerns; and
WHEREAS, highway entrance and exit ramps are not traditional public forums, and traditional public forums continue to exist within the City of St. Louis.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION ONE. Adding a new definition for "Controlled Access Highway" under Title 17 of the Revised Code of the City of St. Louis and amending the definition of Street under Ordinance 57831, Section One, Part 820.480, codified as Section 17.02.510, in the Revised Code of the City of St. Louis:
17.02.295 - Controlled Access Highway.
"Controlled Access Highway" means a highway designed exclusively for unhindered, high-speed vehicular traffic, with all traffic flow and ingress/egress regulated by providing interchanges with only selected public roads. In the City of St. Louis these highways are I-44, I-70, I-64/40, and I-55.
"Street" means the entire width between the adjacent property lines of every way, including a controlled access highway, but not an alley, when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for the purpose of vehicular travel, also known as "highway".
SECTION TWO. Section One, Part 829.060 (e) of Ordinance 57831, approved April 19, 1979 codified in Section 17.20.070 (E) of the Revised Code of the City of St. Louis is hereby amended as follows:
E. It shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to enter upon or stand within twenty-five (25) feet of any portion of a controlled access highway including the entrance or exit ramp, except in a case of an emergency or when the pedestrian is traveling in a crosswalk located at the intersection of a street with an exit or entrance ramp and in accordance with traffic laws when vehicles are not within the crosswalk. The burden of proof of such emergency shall rest upon such pedestrian.
SECTION THREE. SEVERABILITY CLAUSE.
The Sections of this Ordinance shall be severable. In the event any Section of this
Ordinance is found by a Court of competent jurisdiction to be unconstitutional, the
remaining Sections of this Ordinance are valid unless the Court finds the valid Sections of this Ordinance so essentially and inseparably connected with, and so dependent upon the void Section, that it cannot presume that the legislature would have enacted the valid Sections without the void ones; or unless the Court finds that the valid Sections, standing alone, are incomplete and are incapable of being executed in accordance with the legislative intent.
SECTION FOUR. EMERGENCY CLAUSE.
This being an ordinance for the preservation of public peace, health, and safety, it is hereby declared to be an emergency measure within the meaning of Sections 19 and 20 of Article IV of the Charter of the City of St. Louis and therefore shall become effective immediately upon its passage and approval by the Mayor.
|1ST READING||REF TO COMM||COMMITTEE||COMM SUB||COMM AMEND|
|2ND READING||FLOOR AMEND||FLOOR SUB||PERFECTN||PASSAGE|
|ORDINANCE||VETOED||VETO OVR||SIGNED BY MAYOR|
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