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File #: Int 0159-2018    Version: * Name: Requiring DOT to conduct a pilot project on the use of cool pavement.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to requiring the department of transportation to conduct a pilot project on the use of cool pavement
Sponsors: Stephen T. Levin, Justin L. Brannan
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Transportation to conduct a pilot project on the use of cool pavement on City streets—pavement and pavement coatings designed to keep area temperatures cooler than traditional asphalt and thus combat the urban heat island effect. The Department must then submit a report to the mayor and Council on the results of the pilot project.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 159, 2. Int. No. 159, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 159

 

By Council Members Levin and Brannan

 

A Local Law in relation to requiring the department of transportation to conduct a pilot project on the use of cool pavement

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Cool pavement pilot project. a. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the term “cool pavement” means porous, permeable, light-colored or other pavement and pavement coatings designed to reduce pavement temperatures and ambient air temperatures.

b. The department of transportation shall conduct a one-year pilot project for the use of cool pavement on city streets in one or more locations. As part of such pilot project, the department shall assess the range of options for cool pavement and the technical feasibility, temperature and other environmental impacts and all anticipated costs of such options. The department shall post on its website and submit to the mayor and the council a report on the results of the pilot project no later than 180 days after the pilot concludes.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LS 11523/Int. 1821-2017

LS 768

1/2/2018