Section 105-295; Ord. 18131; Amending Chapter 14 of the City Code as it relates to special pedestrian control signals


Ordinance No.           018131               Council Bill No.            B 180-04           


AN ORDINANCE
amending Chapter 14 of the City Code as it relates to special pedestrian control signals; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1.  Chapter 14 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri, is hereby amended as follows:

    Material to be deleted in strikeout; material to be added underlined.

Sec. 14-470. Pedestrian control signals.

    Whenever special pedestrian control signals exhibiting the words "Walk" or "Don't Walk" are in place, such signals shall indicate as follows:

    (1)     Walk Steady WALK or WALKING PERSON symbol conforming to those allowed by Sec. 14-462. Pedestrians facing such signal may proceed across the roadway in the direction of the signal and shall be given the right-of-way by the drivers of all vehicles.

     (2)     Flashing DON’T WALK or flashing UPRAISED HAND conforming to those allowed by Sec. 14-462. Indicates that a pedestrian shall not start to cross the roadway in the direction of the signal indication, but that any pedestrian who has already started to cross on the steady WALK or WALKING PERSON symbol signal indication shall proceed out of the traveled way and shall be given the right of way by the drivers of all vehicles.

    (3)    Wait or Don't Walk Steady DON’T WALK or UPRAISED HAND symbol conforming to those allowed by Sec. 14-462. No pedestrian shall start to cross the roadway in the direction of such signal, but any pedestrian who has partially completed his crossing on the walk signal shall proceed to a sidewalk or safety zone while the wait signal is showing.

     (4)    If a pedestrian signal has number indication of the general time available for the pedestrian to complete a crossing movement (commonly referred to as a Pedestrian Countdown Timer), the pedestrian signal shall conform to those allowed by Sec. 14-462 or the current Federal Highway Administration Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

    SECTION 2.  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

    PASSED this 21st day of June, 2004.