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Tempe’s Local Ordinance

[new breaking news: Council Meeting 6/27/2019 agenda; will be the new “first read” of the very slightly updated ordinance — 6/27 version. (this supersedes what I had been calling the “unofficial 6/19 draft). Here is the staff explanation letter. The most likely outcome is it will pass without remark and a “second read” will pass at 7/31 council meeting ]

Background is two events; one was the death of Xiaoying Wen who was killed in a crosswalk in Nov 2017 proceeding with a walk signal; after being struck by a driver who made what would normally be considered a “bad left”. Tempe Police stated that due to local law, the bicyclist was at fault. Many people, including me, think of that as being a wrong, or wrongful determination — whether it be a wrong interpretation or a bad ordinance.

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