Accessible Taxi Bylaw 13909

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					                                THE CITY OF EDMONTON

                                       BYLAW 13909

                                ACCESSIBLE TAXI BYLAW



Whereas, pursuant to sections 7 and 8 of the Municipal Government Act, R.S.A. 2000 , c. M-26,
Council may pass bylaws dealing with transportation, business and other activities:

Edmonton City Council enacts:


             PART I - PURPOSE, DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION


PURPOSE                 1        The purpose of this bylaw is to establish a system of Accessible
                                 Taxi service with priority for passengers using a Mobility Aid as a
                                 result of a physical disability.

DEFINITIONS             2        In this bylaw, unless the context otherwise requires:

                                 (a)    “Accessible Taxi” means a vehicle bearing an Accessible
                                        Taxi Licence;

                                 (b)    “Accessible Taxi Licence” means a licence issued
                                        pursuant to this bylaw to operate a vehicle as an Accessible
                                        Taxi;

                                 (c)    “Licensee” means the individual or corporation named on
                                        an Accessible Taxi Licence; and

                                 (d)    “Mobility Aid” means a device, including a manual
                                        wheelchir, electric wheelchair or scooter, that is used to
                                        facilitate the transport, in a normal seated orientation, of a
                                        person with a physical disability.

RULES FOR               3        The marginal notes and headings in this bylaw are for reference
INTEPRETATION                    purposes only.
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                  PART II - ACCESSIBLE TAXI LICENCES


ISSUE OF          4        The City Manager may issue up to 10 Accessible Taxi Licences.
LICENCES

ONE LICENSEE      5        All Accessible Taxi Licences must be issued in the name of the
                           same individual or corporation as Licensee.

CITY PROPERTY     6        All Accessible Taxi Licences remain the property of the City and
                           are not transferable.

EXPIRY            7        Unless otherwise cancelled all Accessible Taxi Licences expire on
                           April 30th of each year.

RENEWAL           8        A Licensee may apply to renew an Accessible Taxi Licence that
                           would otherwise expire.




                      PART III - LICENSEE OBLIGATIONS


VEHICLE           9        A Licensee shall ensure that all Accessible Taxis comply with the
STANDARDS                  standards for such vehicles prescribed by the Commission.

ONE TAXI BROKER   10       A Licensee shall ensure that all Accessible Taxis are operated
                           through the same Taxi Broker.

SERVICE           11       A Licensee shall ensure that the Taxi Broker through which
OBLIGATIONS                Accessible Taxis are operated:

                           (a)    has no less than two Accessible Taxis in service and
                                  available to passengers at all times;

                           (b)    gives priority to requests for service from passengers using
                                  a Mobility Aid as a result of a physical disability; and

                           (c)    keeps a daily record of service activity for each Accessible
                                  Taxi including details of pick up and drop off points for
                                  each passenger.

SHAREHOLDER       12       If the Licensee is a corporation then the consent of the City
CHANGE                     Manager shall be obtained prior to any change of directors or
                           shareholders resulting in a change of control of the corporation.
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                  PART IV - ACCESSIBLE TAXI OPERATION


OPERATION AS       13    Subject to the requirements of this bylaw an Accessible Taxi may
TAXI                     operate in the same fashion as a Taxi.

VEHICLE            14    No person shall operate an Accessible Taxi unless it complies with
STANDARDS                the standards for such vehicles prescribed by the Commission.

OPERATOR           15    No person shall operate an Accessible Taxi unless that person has
TRAINING                 satisfied the training requirements for such operators prescribed by
                         the Commission.

PRIORITY FOR       16    A person operating an Accessible Taxi shall give priority to
SERVICE                  requests for service from passengers using a Mobility Aid as a
                         result of a physical disability.




                           PART V - GENERAL


APPLICATION OF     17    Except where inconsistent with the provisions of this bylaw, the
TAXI BYLAW               provisions of Bylaw 12020, the Taxi Bylaw, apply to this bylaw
                         with any required modifications for context.

OFFENCE            18    A person who contravenes or does not comply with a provision of
                         this bylaw is guilty of an offence.

CANCELLATION OF    19    Whether or not a person has been prosecuted for the commission
LICENCE                  of an offence the City Manager may cancel any Accessible Taxi
                         Licence if there are reasonable grounds to believe the Licensee has
                         contravened or failed to comply with a provision of this bylaw.

COMMISSION         20    In addition to any of it’s other powers the Commission may
POWERS                   prescribe:

                         (a)    the application procedures for Accessible Taxi Licences;

                         (b)    the criteria by which such applications will be judged;

                         (c)    vehicle standards for Accessible Taxis;
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                     (d)   training requirements for operators of Accessible Taxis;
                           and

                     (e)   operational requirements for Accessible Taxis not
                           otherwise specified in this bylaw.



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                             THE CITY OF EDMONTON




                             MAYOR




                             CITY CLERK

				
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