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File #: Int 0408-2014    Version: * Name: Requiring the installation of speed humps on roadways adjacent to any park equal or greater than 1 acre.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 6/26/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the installation of speed humps on roadways adjacent to any park equal or greater than 1 acre.
Sponsors: Paul A. Vallone, Costa G. Constantinides, Peter A. Koo, Donovan J. Richards, Karen Koslowitz
Council Member Sponsors: 5

Int. No. 408

By Council Members Vallone, Constantinides, Koo, Richards and Koslowitz

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the installation of speed humps on roadways adjacent to any park equal or greater than 1 acre.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Subchapter 3 of chapter 1 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-190 to read as follows:

§19-190 Installation of speed humps on roadways adjacent to parks.  a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms shall be defined as follows:

1.“Park” shall mean any park under the jurisdiction of the department of parks and recreation that is equal to or greater than one acre.

2. “Speed hump” shall mean any raised area in the roadway pavement surface extending transversely across the travel way that is composed of asphalt or another paving material and is installed and designed for the purpose of slowing vehicular traffic.

b. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 19-183 and 19-185 of this chapter, the department shall install a speed hump on all roadways adjacent to any park that is equal or greater than one acre.

c. The commissioner may decline to install any speed hump that is otherwise required by this section if such installation would, in the commissioner’s judgment, endanger the safety of motorists or pedestrians or not be consistent with the department’s guidelines regarding the installation of speed humps.

§2. This local law shall take effect on January 1, 2015, provided, however that the commissioner of department of transportation in consultation with the commissioner of department of parks and recreation may promulgate rules prior to such enactment date.

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June 3, 2014