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File #: Int 0695-2015    Version: Name: Bicycle access for elevators in residential buildings.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 2/26/2015
Enactment date: 9/28/2016 Law number: 2016/106
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to bicycle access for elevators in residential buildings
Sponsors: Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Antonio Reynoso, Carlos Menchaca, Brad S. Lander, Helen K. Rosenthal, Ben Kallos, Margaret S. Chin, Peter A. Koo, Stephen T. Levin, I. Daneek Miller, Mark Levine, Paul A. Vallone, James G. Van Bramer, Andrew Cohen
Council Member Sponsors: 14
Summary: This bill would require owners of class R-2 occupancies to allow tenants or subtenants to use passenger elevators to transport their bicycles to and from their apartments. This bill would also allow foldable bikes on all passenger elevators in all class R occupancies.
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 695-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 695, 4. Int. No. 695 - 2/26/15, 5. February 26, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Committee Report 10/13/15, 7. Hearing Testimony 10/13/15, 8. Hearing Testimony 10/13/15 (Con't), 9. Hearing Transcript 10/13/15, 10. Proposed Int. No. 695-A - 9/19/16, 11. Committee Report 9/14/16, 12. Hearing Testimony 9/14/16, 13. Hearing Transcript 9/14/16, 14. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 15. September 14, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 16. Int. No. 695-A (FINAL), 17. Fiscal Impact Statement, 18. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-14-16, 19. Mayor's Letter, 20. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - September 14, 2016, 21. Local Law 106
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9/14/2016*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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10/13/2015*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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Int. No. 695-A

 

By Council Member Rodriguez, Reynoso, Menchaca, Lander, Rosenthal, Kallos, Chin, Koo, Levin, Miller, Levine, Vallone, Van Bramer and Cohen

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to bicycle access for elevators in residential buildings

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Article 504 of chapter 5 of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by a local law of the city of New York amending the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to foldable bicycle access in passenger elevators, as proposed in introduction number 405-A, is amended by adding new sections 28-504.5 and 28-504.6 to read as follows:

§ 28-504.5  Bicycle access to residential buildings. In any building the main use or dominant occupancy of which is classified as occupancy group R-2 it shall be unlawful for an owner to bar a tenant or subtenant from using a passenger elevator to transport a bicycle to and from such tenant’s or subtenant’s dwelling unit.

 

Exceptions:

 

1. An owner may bar tenants or subtenants from utilizing passenger elevators to transport bicycles where (i) a freight elevator is provided for bicycle access to and from such tenants’ or subtenants’ dwelling units, provided that passenger elevators may be used during any period of time such freight elevator is not operating and (ii) there is no requirement that building personnel escort such tenants or subtenants when using the freight elevator.

 

2. An owner may limit bicycle access to one or more passenger elevators designated for such access.

 

§ 28-504.6 Foldable bicycles on passenger elevators in residential buildings. In any building classified in occupancy group R, it shall be unlawful for an owner to bar a tenant or subtenant from transporting a foldable bicycle on a passenger elevator provided that such bicycle is fully folded. For purposes of this section, the term “foldable bicycle” means a bicycle designed to fold into a compact assembly not exceeding 20 inches by 36 inches by 32 inches.

 

§ 2. This local law takes effect on the same date as a local law of the city of New York for the year 2016 amending the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to foldable bicycle access in passenger elevators, as proposed in introduction number 405-A, takes effect.

 

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