The commissioner of transportation is authorized to establish bus stops upon 20-day prior notice to the alderman of the ward in which the bus stop is to be located and, subject to the approval of the city council, is authorized to establish horse-drawn carriage stands, bus stands, taxicab stands and stands for other passenger common-carrier motor vehicles on such public streets and in such number as shall be determined to be of the greatest benefit and convenience to the public, and every such stop or stand shall be designated by appropriate signs or curb markings or both. The commissioner of transportation is authorized to determine, upon 20-day prior notice to the alderman of the affected ward, those locations within the central business district, south of the south line of West Kinzie Street between Halsted Street and the Chicago River, and south of the south bank of the Chicago River between West Kinzie Street and Lake Michigan, where the restriction on parking at any such stop sign or stand shall be modified to limit the prohibition on parking of unauthorized vehicles to Mondays through Fridays or Mondays through Saturdays.
It shall be unlawful to stand or park a vehicle, other than the type of vehicle for which the stop or stand is reserved, in violation of signs posted, in any stop or stand described in subsection (a) that has been officially designated by appropriate signs or markings; provided, however, that this provision shall not apply to a vehicle engaged in the expeditious loading or unloading of passengers when such standing does not interfere with any bus, horse-drawn carriage or taxicab waiting to enter or about to enter such zone.
(Added Coun. J. 7-12-90, p. 18634; Amend Coun. J. 9-11-91, p. 5008; Amend Coun. J. 12-11-91, p. 10832)