Posted on January 11, 2012 at 2:12 PM
Wednesday, Jan 11 at 9:14 PM
(KMOV.com) -- A St. Louis alderman want to make the city more bike friendly and the St. Louis Planning Commission passed his idea on Wednesday night. The ordinance is now in the fate of the city aldermen.
Alderman Scott Ogilvie proposed an ordinance that would require new businesses to build bike racks along with parking lots. If the proposed ordinance is approved, it would not affect established businesses. The idea is to make it easier and safer for bicyclists to park and lock up their bikes.
Ogilvie said, "What we did was try to craft a very common sense ordinance that provides enough parking so that it will be accessible to folks, but not a burden on existent businesses." He added, "It's a pretty clean bill and it's something that shows leadership for St. Louis. It's something that any municipality in the area could more or less copy."
Ogilvie will introduce it as a bill. If it passes, it could take effect by Spring 2012.