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File #: 2021-2266    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 12/3/2021 In control: Committee on Public Works
On agenda: 12/7/2021 Final action: 12/20/2021
Enactment date: 12/20/2021 Enactment #: 65
Effective date: 12/27/2021    
Title: Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Five: Traffic, Article VII: Parking, Chapter 541 General Parking Regulations by revising the title of Section 541.04 Passenger and Loading Zones to Section 541.04A, by adding a new Section 541.04B entitled Smart Loading Zones and by adding a new Section 541.04C entitled Smart Loading Zones Rates and Penalties.
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 05 - TRAFFIC
Attachments: 1. 2021-2266 Cover Letter Smart Loading Zones Ordinance, Letterhead 12-1-21, 2. Summary 2021-2266
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Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Five: Traffic, Article VII: Parking, Chapter 541 General Parking Regulations by revising the title of Section 541.04 Passenger and Loading Zones to Section 541.04A, by adding a new Section 541.04B entitled Smart Loading Zones and by adding a new Section 541.04C entitled Smart Loading Zones Rates and Penalties.

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WHEREAS, The City of Pittsburgh received a $100,000 grant from Automotus, a company that developed automated curb management solutions for cities, to designate and install up to twenty (20) smart loading zones; and

WHEREAS, this grant will allow Pittsburgh Parking Authority to contract with Automotus to regulate and enforce smart loading zones; and

WHEREAS, The Department of Energy has awarded the City of Pittsburgh, along with the City of Los Angeles, Carnegie Mellon University, Automotus, and the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, a $3.8 million grant beginning in 2022 to study curb use in business districts and implement technologies and policies that reduce emissions and accelerate electric vehicle adoption by commercial fleets; and

WHEREAS, Currently, there is no fee for a commercial vehicle to use a loading zone in the City of Pittsburgh; and

WHEREAS, Commercial delivery companies should pay fair rates, as residents and visitors driving personally owned vehicles do, to use the curb and street space in the City for commercial activities; and

WHEREAS, The Smart Loading Zone pilot program will allow the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure to designate metered loading zones to explore policies and technology that can assist the Pittsburgh Parking Authority in more efficient and equitable enforcement of commercial loading zones; and

WHEREAS, The Smart Loading Zone pilot program seeks to facilitate regular parking turnover in busy commercial areas; reduce instances of double parking; promote the use of non-auto transportation; and decrease vehicular congestion and emissions.

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