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File #: Int 0135-2004    Version: * Name: Buses, Narrow Streets, Prohibit
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 2/4/2004
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York in relation to prohibiting buses from operating on narrow streets.
Sponsors: Christine C. Quinn, Bill De Blasio, Yvette D. Clarke, Alan J. Gerson, Miguel Martinez, Michael C. Nelson
Council Member Sponsors: 6
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2005*Christine C. Quinn City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/4/2004*Christine C. Quinn City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/4/2004*Christine C. Quinn City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 135

 

By Council Members Quinn, DeBlasio, Clarke, Gerson, Martinez and Nelson

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York in relation to prohibiting buses from operating on narrow streets.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-171 to read as follows:

                     §19-171 Buses prohibited from operation on narrow streets. a. For purposes of this section,  the following terms shall have the following definitions:

1. “Narrow street” shall mean any street measuring less than seventy-five feet in width; and

2. “Bus” shall mean every motor vehicle having a seating capacity of fifteen or more passengers in addition to the driver and used for the transportation of persons.

b. It shall be prohibited for any bus, other than a bus operated by the New York City Transit Authority, to operate on a narrow street, unless emergency circumstances necessitate such operation.

c. The penalty for a violation of this section shall be five hundred dollars for the first violation and an additional one hundred dollars for every subsequent violation thereafter.

                     §2. This local law shall take effect immediately.