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File #: Int 0474-2018    Version: * Name: Making the chaining, tying, or attaching of bicycles to street trees illegal.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 2/14/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to making the chaining, tying, or attaching of bicycles to street trees illegal
Sponsors: Daniel Dromm
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would prohibit any person from chaining, tying, or otherwise attaching a bicycle to a street tree. The Transportation Commissioner, in consultation with the Commissioner of Parks and Recreation, would be responsible for promulgating any rules establishing penalties for violating this prohibition. Additionally, the bill would allow the bicycle to be seized and impounded when a summons or notice of violation is issued for violating this prohibition. Finally, the bill would allow designated employees of the Department of Transportation, Police Department, Department of Sanitation, and Department of Parks and Recreation to enforce this law.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required, Oversight
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 474, 2. Int. No. 474, 3. February 14, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 474

 

By Council Member Dromm

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to making the chaining, tying, or attaching of bicycles to street trees illegal

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1. Subchapter 3 of chapter one of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-176.3 to read as follows:

§ 19-176.3 Attaching bicycles to street trees prohibited. a. For the purposes of this section, the term “street tree” means a tree under the jurisdiction of the commissioner of parks and recreation in accordance with section 18-104 of the code.

                     b. No person shall chain, tie, or otherwise attach a bicycle to a street tree.

c. The commissioner, in consultation with the commissioner of parks and recreation, shall promulgate by rule any penalty for any violations of this section.

d. Where a summons or notice of violation is issued for a violation of subdivision b of this section, the bicycle may be seized and impounded as provided in section 19-176 of the code.

e. The provisions of this section may be enforced by designated employees of the department, the police department, the department of sanitation, and the department of parks and recreation.

§ 2.  This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.

 

 

TM/MN

LS 921/Int. 647-2015

LS 1093

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