New York City Council Header
File #: Int 1177-2016    Version: Name: Requiring a report regarding the feasibility of implementing Barnes dance pedestrian interval crossing systems at high-crash intersections.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 5/5/2016
Enactment date: 5/30/2017 Law number: 2017/092
Title: A Local Law in relation to requiring a report regarding the feasibility of implementing Barnes dance pedestrian interval crossing systems at high-crash intersections
Sponsors: Helen K. Rosenthal, Mathieu Eugene, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Margaret S. Chin, Vincent J. Gentile, Andrew Cohen, Corey D. Johnson, Carlos Menchaca, Chaim M. Deutsch, Vanessa L. Gibson, Donovan J. Richards, Costa G. Constantinides, Rory I. Lancman, James G. Van Bramer, James Vacca, Karen Koslowitz, Ritchie J. Torres, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Ben Kallos, Paul A. Vallone, Stephen T. Levin, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Jumaane D. Williams, Deborah L. Rose, Mark Levine, Antonio Reynoso, Daniel R. Garodnick, Daniel Dromm , Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Fernando Cabrera , David G. Greenfield, Alan N. Maisel, Brad S. Lander, Peter A. Koo, Mark Treyger, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Inez D. Barron, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 39
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to prepare a report by August 1, 2017 regarding the feasibility of implementing Barnes dance pedestrian interval crossing systems at high-crash intersections. A Barnes dance uses pedestrian control signals to allow pedestrians to completely cross an intersection in any direction, including diagonally, while traffic is stopped in all directions. The report would also examine other types of crossings that allow pedestrians to cross while traffic is stopped in all directions and would include an update to DOT’s August 2016 left turn pedestrian and bicyclist crash study.
Indexes: Oversight, Report Required, Sunset Date Applies
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1177-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 1177, 4. Int. No. 1177, 5. Committee Report 11/15/16, 6. Hearing Testimony 11/15/16, 7. Hearing Transcript 11/15/16, 8. Proposed Int. No. 1177-A - 5/4/17, 9. Committee Report 5/9/17, 10. Hearing Transcript 5/9/17, 11. May 10, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Fiscal Impact Statement, 13. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-10-17, 14. Mayor's Letter, 15. Int. No. 1177-A (FINAL), 16. Local Law 92, 17. Minutes of the Recessed Stated Meeting of May 10, 2017 held on May 24, 2017, 18. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 10, 2017, 19. Walk This Way - Exclusive Pedestrian Signal Phase Treatments Study
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
6/2/2017AHelen K. Rosenthal City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/30/2017AHelen K. Rosenthal Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/30/2017AHelen K. Rosenthal Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/10/2017AHelen K. Rosenthal City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/10/2017AHelen K. Rosenthal City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/9/2017*Helen K. Rosenthal Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/9/2017*Helen K. Rosenthal Committee on Transportation Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/9/2017*Helen K. Rosenthal Committee on Transportation Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/9/2017AHelen K. Rosenthal Committee on Transportation Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/15/2016*Helen K. Rosenthal Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/15/2016*Helen K. Rosenthal Committee on Transportation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/5/2016*Helen K. Rosenthal City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/5/2016*Helen K. Rosenthal City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1177-A

 

By Council Members Rosenthal, Eugene, Rodriguez, Chin, Gentile, Cohen, Johnson, Menchaca, Deutsch, Gibson, Richards, Constantinides, Lancman, Van Bramer, Vacca, Koslowitz, Torres, Espinal, Kallos, Vallone, Levin, Crowley, Williams, Rose, Levine, Reynoso, Garodnick, Dromm, Ferreras-Copeland, Cabrera, Greenfield, Maisel, Lander, Koo, Treyger, Cornegy, Salamanca, Barron and Ulrich

 

A Local Law in relation to requiring a report regarding the feasibility of implementing Barnes dance pedestrian interval crossing systems at high-crash intersections

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1.  As used in this local law, the following terms have the following meanings:

Department. The term “department” means the department of transportation.

Barnes dance pedestrian interval crossing system. The term “Barnes dance pedestrian interval crossing system” means a system of utilizing pedestrian control signals that allows pedestrians an exclusive interval in which to completely cross in any direction, including diagonally, within the intersection while traffic is stopped in all directions.

Exclusive pedestrian phase.  The term “exclusive pedestrian phase” means a signal phase that allows pedestrians to completely cross any marked crossing of an intersection or street crossing while traffic is stopped in all directions.

Mid-block crossing. The term “Mid-block crossing” means a marked pedestrian crossing of a street at a location between intersections.

One-way-away T intersection. The term “One-way-away T intersection” means an intersection with three legs in a T configuration at which the street that ends in the intersection is a one-way street traveling away from such intersection.

§ 2. The department shall prepare a report regarding the feasibility of implementing Barnes dance pedestrian interval crossing systems at high-crash intersections. Such report shall include locations of signalized intersections or signalized street crossings utilizing an exclusive pedestrian phase, disaggregated by type of intersection or street crossing, such as a mid-block crossing or one-way-away T intersection. Such report shall also include an update on implementation of the action plan included in the left turn pedestrian and bicyclist crash study entitled “Don’t Cut Corners,” published by the department in August 2016 and prepared pursuant to local law 21 for the year 2014. The department shall post on its website and submit to the mayor and the speaker of the city council such report no later than August 1, 2017.

§ 3. This local law takes effect immediately and remains in effect until the submission of the report required pursuant to section two of this local law, upon which submission, this local law is deemed repealed.

KET/FM

LS 4816

3/28/17 5:20 PM