• Current through October 23, 2012

There shall be established within the Office of the Director of the District Department of Transportation an Office of Bicycle Transportation and Safety to promote the safe and convenient use of the bicycle as a means of transportation and recreation.

(1) The Office shall be headed by a bicycle coordinator who shall be a person with broad knowledge in all aspects of bicycle transportation and safety.

(2) The Office shall be staffed with a minimum of 2 full-time assistant bicycle coordinators who shall have appropriate experience and knowledge of bicycle matters.

(3) The duties of the bicycle coordinator shall include, but not be limited to:

(A) Administering the Comprehensive Bicycle Transportation and Safety Program;

(B) Serving as a contact for federal agencies, the press, civic organizations, and individuals on all matters related to bicycling;

(C) Establishing priorities and programming of bicycle facilities;

(D) Coordinating the District of Columbia's bicycle program with all agencies on matters relating to bicycles, including transportation, recreation, touring, sports and racing, physical fitness, and economic development;

(E) Assisting the Mayor of the District of Columbia ("Mayor"), the Director of the District Department of Transportation, or a District agency in preparing budgetary, legislative, or regulatory proposals which may affect bicycling; and

(F) Evaluating and reporting annually to the Mayor and Director of the Department of Public Works on the District's bicycling programs and recommending any needed changes in these programs.

(Mar. 16, 1985, D.C. Law 5-179, § 4, 32 DCR 764; July 18, 2008, D.C. Law 17-184, § 2(a), 55 DCR 6101; Mar. 25, 2009, D.C. Law 17-353, § 238(a), 56 DCR 1117.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 40-1403.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 17-184, in the introductory language and par. (3)(E), substituted "District Department of Transportation" for "Department of Public Works".

D.C. Law 17-353 validated a previously made technical correction in par. (3)(E).

Legislative History of Laws

For legislative history of D.C. Law 5-179, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 50-1601.

Law 17-184, the "Bicycle Policy Modernization Amendment Act of 2008", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No.17-366 which was referred to the Committee on Public Works and the Environment.  The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on April 1, 2008, and May 6, 2008, respectively.   Signed by the Mayor on May 20, 2008, it was assigned Act No. 17-377 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.  D.C. Law 17-184 became effective on July 18, 2008.

For Law 17-353, see notes following § 50-324.