After earlier delays to get questions answered, the City Council on Tuesday night voted to approve a "Complete Streets" ordinance.
City officials said having such a policy in place to consider varied uses for streets, including cars and trucks, bikes, transit and pedestrians, is necessary for certain federal transportation grants.
Council Chairman Yusuf Hakeem, who has been feuding with Transportation Director Blythe Bailey, took the opportunity on Tuesday afternoon to quiz him on various aspects of the policy.
He questioned whether a grant application to consider narrowing the traffic lanes on Broad Streets is related to Complete Streets. Mr. Bailey said it is not directly related, and he said no engineering studies had begun on that proposed project.
After a number of Hakeem questions, public works committee chairman Ken Smith said it was time to allow others to ask questions.
Officials said guidelines will be written later on how to carry out the new policy.
Teresa Groves of the Home Builders Association said that group wants to be involved in the process.