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File #: Int 0552-2011    Version: * Name: Clarifying bicycle access in office buildings.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 4/28/2011
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to clarifying bicycle access in office buildings.
Sponsors: Brad S. Lander, Gale A. Brewer, G. Oliver Koppell, Jumaane D. Williams
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Int. No. 552
 
By Council Members Lander, Brewer, Koppell and Williams
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to clarifying bicycle access in office buildings.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
      
Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 28-504.3 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:
§ 28-504.3  Bicycle access plan.  
2. A plan shall be completed on a form provided by the department of transportation and shall include, at a minimum: the location of entrances; route to freight elevators that accommodate bicycle access; the route to a designated area for bicycle parking on an accessible level if such bicycle parking is made available; and such other information as the department may require.  The plan shall provide that bicycle access is available, at a minimum, during the regular operating hours of the freight elevator, if such freight elevator is used for bicycle access in such building.  Bicycle access shall be granted to the requesting tenant or subtenant and its employees in accordance with such plan.  All plans shall also include at a minimum, the following:
a. Bicycles shall be allowed to be rolled over any surface and  at all locations where freight is allowed in the building;
b. Bicycles shall have the same route to travel as freight to the freight elevator to the extent practicable;
c. No requirement for building personnel to escort a person bringing in a bicycle where no escort is required for individuals transporting freight or otherwise using the freight elevator to make deliveries to the building;
d. Bicycles shall be allowed to enter and exit the building during hours other than between 9 a.m. and  5 p.m. Monday through Friday through other means if the freight elevator is shut down.
§2. Section 28-504.3 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to add a new subdivision four to read as follows:
4. All plans filed subsequent to January 1, 2012 shall include the minimum requirements in subdivision 2 of this section upon filing; all plans filed prior to January 1, 2012 shall be amended to include the minimum requirements in subdivision 2 of this section as applicable and such amended plan shall be filed on or before July 1, 2012.
§3. This local law shall take effect immediately upon enactment.
 
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