The following were among actions taken at the Tuesday meeting of the District of Columbia Council:

BICYCLE MESSENGERS -- In light of concerns by motorists and pedestrians over the speed and recklessness of some of the city's bicycle couriers, council member Nadine Winter (D-Ward 6) introduced a bill that would require the licensing of commercial bicyclists, and force them to take a safety test and to wear city-issued identification. Winter's bill would also require all courier companies to have training programs for their employes.

PARKING COMMISSION -- Another bill introduced by Winter would create an 18-member citizen task force to assess city parking needs over the next four years. During that time, the mayor would be required to establish 1,000 new parking spaces in the city each year.

In 1980, the council passed a law requiring the city to establish offstreet parking to relieve street congestion. The mayor's office, however, has not implemented the law.

The task force would be made up of five members from the city government and 13 community leaders appointed by the council.

MEN'S CLUB MEMBERSHIPS -- The council gave unanimous preliminary approval to an amendment to the city's Human Rights Act of 1977. The amendment prohibits traditional men's clubs from excluding women, if the clubs have 350 or more members, serve meals and regularly receive payment for facilities and services from nonmembers.

"A major barrier to full equal opportunity in the professions has been the discriminatory practice of certain membership organizations where business deals are often made and where personal contacts, valuable for business purposes, employment and professional advancement, are formed and solidified {through} 'networking,' " said the bill's sponsor, Jim Nathanson (D-Ward 3.)

DUMPING CONTROLS -- In response to a major problem of illegal dumping, particularly in Anacostia, Winter introduced a law raising the fee for a trash truck license from a nominal fee to $500, and raising the fine for illegal dumping from $300 to $5,000 and/or one year in prison.

SUB-METERING DEFERRED -- After two hours of debate, the council voted to table a bill that would have banned the implementation of sub-metering for residents of apartment buildings in the District. Sub-metering allows landlords to independently charge residents according to the amount of gas, electricity and water they use. The motion to table came from Harry Thomas (D-Ward 5), who had voted for the bill in its committee hearing. The vote to table was 6-5, with Chairman David Clarke and member Betty Ann Kane not present. No date to reconsider the bill was set by the council, which will be in recess until Sept. 29.