Meeting Name: Committee on Transportation Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 1/26/2017 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
Jointly with the Committee on Public Safety
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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Attachments: Attachments for Oversight, Attachments - Int. No. 542, Attachments - Int. No. 671, Attachments - Int. No. 911, Attachments - Int. No. 975, Attachments - Int. No. 1040, Attachments - Int. No. 1071, Attachments - Int. No. 1116, Attachments - Int. No. 1280-A, Attachments - Int. No. 1257, Attachments - Int. No. 1311
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T2017-5422 *  Oversight - Vision Zero: Progress and NeedsOversight Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
T2017-5422 *  Oversight - Vision Zero: Progress and NeedsOversight Filed, by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0542-2014 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez Requiring the installation of traffic calming devices adjacent to senior centers and naturally occurring retirement communities.IntroductionUnder Section 19-183 of the Administrative Code of the city of New York, the Department of Transportation (“Department”) is required to establish guidelines for the approval and placement of traffic calming devices. A traffic calming device is defined by the statute and includes, but is not limited to, tools such as speed humps, curb extensions, traffic diverters, median barriers, and raised walkways. Such devices are installed on a street and are intended to slow, reduce, or alter motor vehicle traffic to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists. Currently, the Department is required to consider locations such as schools, senior centers, and nursing homes. This bill would require the Department to annually install at least one traffic calming device on no less than fifty blocks that are adjacent to senior centers or naturally occurring retirement communities (NORCs). The Commissioner of the Department, after evaluating all of these locations, may determine to stop further installation (consistent with the Commissioner’s right to decline to install a device if they determine that doing so would endanger the safety of motorists or pedestrians, or would be noncompliant with the Department’s traffic control device guidelines), but only upon informing the Speaker of the City Council of the reasons for their determination. Any senior center or NORC created after such a determination must be evaluated for placement of a traffic calming device. The Department is further required to report to the Council on July 1, 2015 and annually thereafter on the locations where traffic calming devices have been installed.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0542-2014 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez Requiring the installation of traffic calming devices adjacent to senior centers and naturally occurring retirement communities.IntroductionUnder Section 19-183 of the Administrative Code of the city of New York, the Department of Transportation (“Department”) is required to establish guidelines for the approval and placement of traffic calming devices. A traffic calming device is defined by the statute and includes, but is not limited to, tools such as speed humps, curb extensions, traffic diverters, median barriers, and raised walkways. Such devices are installed on a street and are intended to slow, reduce, or alter motor vehicle traffic to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists. Currently, the Department is required to consider locations such as schools, senior centers, and nursing homes. This bill would require the Department to annually install at least one traffic calming device on no less than fifty blocks that are adjacent to senior centers or naturally occurring retirement communities (NORCs). The Commissioner of the Department, after evaluating all of these locations, may determine to stop further installation (consistent with the Commissioner’s right to decline to install a device if they determine that doing so would endanger the safety of motorists or pedestrians, or would be noncompliant with the Department’s traffic control device guidelines), but only upon informing the Speaker of the City Council of the reasons for their determination. Any senior center or NORC created after such a determination must be evaluated for placement of a traffic calming device. The Department is further required to report to the Council on July 1, 2015 and annually thereafter on the locations where traffic calming devices have been installed.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0671-2015 *Paul A. Vallone Pedestrian countdown displays at intersections adjacent to schools and parks.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation (“DOT”), no later than three years after the effective date of the local law, to survey all intersections with traffic control signals that are adjacent to a school (defined as providing full-time instruction to at least 250 students) or park (defined as equal to or greater than one acre and including a playground or active recreational or athletic amenity) and do not currently have pedestrian countdown displays for the purpose of determining whether pedestrian countdown displays should be installed at such intersections. The bill would require DOT to install pedestrian countdown displays at all intersections that the department determines should have such displays within two years of the completion of the survey.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0671-2015 *Paul A. Vallone Pedestrian countdown displays at intersections adjacent to schools and parks.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation (“DOT”), no later than three years after the effective date of the local law, to survey all intersections with traffic control signals that are adjacent to a school (defined as providing full-time instruction to at least 250 students) or park (defined as equal to or greater than one acre and including a playground or active recreational or athletic amenity) and do not currently have pedestrian countdown displays for the purpose of determining whether pedestrian countdown displays should be installed at such intersections. The bill would require DOT to install pedestrian countdown displays at all intersections that the department determines should have such displays within two years of the completion of the survey.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0911-2015 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez Improving safety along bus routes.IntroductionThe bill would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to conduct a study on the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists along bus routes. Based on the study, the DOT would institute measures to decrease incidents involving buses and pedestrians or bicyclists along such routes, including allowing left turns to be made only on a green left arrow signal indication and other restrictions on left turns, use of curb extensions, lane narrowing and/or removal, leading pedestrian intervals, and traffic calming devices. DOT would post online and submit to the Council the study—which must include the locations of such measures and if DOT declined to implement measures, the reasons why—to the Council no later than May 1, 2016.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0911-2015 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez Improving safety along bus routes.IntroductionThe bill would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to conduct a study on the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists along bus routes. Based on the study, the DOT would institute measures to decrease incidents involving buses and pedestrians or bicyclists along such routes, including allowing left turns to be made only on a green left arrow signal indication and other restrictions on left turns, use of curb extensions, lane narrowing and/or removal, leading pedestrian intervals, and traffic calming devices. DOT would post online and submit to the Council the study—which must include the locations of such measures and if DOT declined to implement measures, the reasons why—to the Council no later than May 1, 2016.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0975-2015 *Alan N. Maisel Fines and civil penalties for failure to remove abandoned poles.IntroductionCurrently, the Administrative Code requires the removal of disused, abandoned, or damaged utility poles. The penalty for violation is a fine of $250 to $500 and/or imprisonment of up to 10 days. The bill would raise the fine for failure to remove a utility pole when required to $350 to $750 and provide that a person in violation may also be subject to civil penalties of $100 per day that they are in violation of the Code.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0975-2015 *Alan N. Maisel Fines and civil penalties for failure to remove abandoned poles.IntroductionCurrently, the Administrative Code requires the removal of disused, abandoned, or damaged utility poles. The penalty for violation is a fine of $250 to $500 and/or imprisonment of up to 10 days. The bill would raise the fine for failure to remove a utility pole when required to $350 to $750 and provide that a person in violation may also be subject to civil penalties of $100 per day that they are in violation of the Code.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1040-2015 *Jumaane D. Williams Establishing a commission to study and make recommendations regarding the root causes of violence in the city.IntroductionThis bill would create a Community Violence Commission to study the root causes of violence and make recommendations for addressing violence as a public health crisis. Every year, the Commission would identify the 10 neighborhoods in the city with the highest rates of assault, murder, rape and robbery in the preceding two years and would develop a one-year plan for addressing the root causes of violence in those neighborhoods, which the Commission would provide to the Mayor and Council. After the designated end date of each one-year plan, the Commission would issue a follow-up report to the Mayor and Council assessing the implementation of the plan. Additionally, the Commission would issue an annual report to the Mayor and Council summarizing its activities over the previous year. The Commissioner of Health and Mental Hygiene would post the one-year plans and annual summaries, as well as public comments on both, to the Department’s website.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1040-2015 *Jumaane D. Williams Establishing a commission to study and make recommendations regarding the root causes of violence in the city.IntroductionThis bill would create a Community Violence Commission to study the root causes of violence and make recommendations for addressing violence as a public health crisis. Every year, the Commission would identify the 10 neighborhoods in the city with the highest rates of assault, murder, rape and robbery in the preceding two years and would develop a one-year plan for addressing the root causes of violence in those neighborhoods, which the Commission would provide to the Mayor and Council. After the designated end date of each one-year plan, the Commission would issue a follow-up report to the Mayor and Council assessing the implementation of the plan. Additionally, the Commission would issue an annual report to the Mayor and Council summarizing its activities over the previous year. The Commissioner of Health and Mental Hygiene would post the one-year plans and annual summaries, as well as public comments on both, to the Department’s website.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1071-2016 *Alan N. Maisel Requiring DOT to study private streets.IntroductionThis bill would require DOT to conduct a study of private streets, including a review of the factors that may be considered or necessary for the acquisition of built private streets. DOT would have to submit a report on the study by June 30, 2018.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1071-2016 *Alan N. Maisel Requiring DOT to study private streets.IntroductionThis bill would require DOT to conduct a study of private streets, including a review of the factors that may be considered or necessary for the acquisition of built private streets. DOT would have to submit a report on the study by June 30, 2018.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1116-2016 *James G. Van Bramer Reporting on motor vehicle related injuries and fatalities.IntroductionThis bill would codify the Vision Zero View portal in the Administrative Code and would require the Commissioner of Transportation to increase the amount of information about motor vehicle related injuries and fatalities that is made available on that portal.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1116-2016 *James G. Van Bramer Reporting on motor vehicle related injuries and fatalities.IntroductionThis bill would codify the Vision Zero View portal in the Administrative Code and would require the Commissioner of Transportation to increase the amount of information about motor vehicle related injuries and fatalities that is made available on that portal.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1257-2016 *James G. Van Bramer Creating a Safe Routes to School Action Plan.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to publish a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Action Plan every two years that identifies elementary and intermediate schools with the highest rates of traffic accidents and to implement steps to improve safety. The bill would also require DOT to evaluate the success of previous safety improvements at schools under the SRTS program.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1257-2016 *James G. Van Bramer Creating a Safe Routes to School Action Plan.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to publish a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Action Plan every two years that identifies elementary and intermediate schools with the highest rates of traffic accidents and to implement steps to improve safety. The bill would also require DOT to evaluate the success of previous safety improvements at schools under the SRTS program.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1280-2016 *Chaim M. DeutschProposed Int. No. 1280-ARequiring the NYPD to email accident reports.IntroductionThis bill requires the NYPD to make collision reports accessible online to any interested party named on the report.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1280-2016 *Chaim M. Deutsch Requiring the NYPD to email accident reports.IntroductionThis bill requires the NYPD to make collision reports accessible online to any interested party named on the report.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1280-2016 *Chaim M. Deutsch Requiring the NYPD to email accident reports.IntroductionThis bill requires the NYPD to make collision reports accessible online to any interested party named on the report.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1311-2016 *Chaim M. Deutsch Requiring the DOT to notify the police and fire departments about resurfacing work.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require the Department of Transportation to notify the Police Department and the Fire Department of resurfacing work.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1311-2016 *Chaim M. Deutsch Requiring the DOT to notify the police and fire departments about resurfacing work.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require the Department of Transportation to notify the Police Department and the Fire Department of resurfacing work.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
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