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File #: Int 0720-2011    Version: Name: Bicycle parking in garages and parking lots.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Consumer Affairs
On agenda: 11/29/2011
Enactment date: 12/27/2011 Law number: 2011/074
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to bicycle parking in garages and parking lots.
Sponsors: Karen Koslowitz, Brad S. Lander, Darlene Mealy, James G. Van Bramer, Daniel Dromm , Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Stephen T. Levin, Charles Barron, James F. Gennaro, David G. Greenfield, Peter A. Koo
Council Member Sponsors: 11
Attachments: 1. Int. No. 720 - 11/29/11, 2. Committee Report 11/23/11, 3. Hearing Testimony 11/23/11, 4. Hearing Transcript 11/23/11, 5. Committee Report 12/6/11, 6. Hearing Transcript 12/6/11, 7. Fiscal Impact Statement, 8. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-8-11, 9. Mayor's Letter, 10. Local Law
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/27/2011AKaren Koslowitz City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/27/2011AKaren Koslowitz Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/27/2011AKaren Koslowitz Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/8/2011AKaren Koslowitz City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/8/2011AKaren Koslowitz City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/6/2011*Karen Koslowitz Committee on Consumer Affairs Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/6/2011*Karen Koslowitz Committee on Consumer Affairs Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/6/2011*Karen Koslowitz Committee on Consumer Affairs Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/6/2011AKaren Koslowitz Committee on Consumer Affairs Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/29/2011*Karen Koslowitz City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/29/2011*Karen Koslowitz City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/23/2011*Karen Koslowitz Committee on Consumer Affairs Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/23/2011*Karen Koslowitz Committee on Consumer Affairs P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 720-A  
By Council Members Koslowitz, Lander, Mealy, Van Bramer, Dromm, Rodriguez, Levin, Barron, Gennaro, Greenfield and Koo
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to bicycle parking in garages and parking lots.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
      Section 1. Subdivision b of section 20-327.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 51 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
      b. Bicycle parking spaces in garages and lots.
      1. The operator of every garage or lot subject to the provisions of this section shall [provide not less than] maintain: (i) racks, hooks, poles or other devices to which bicycles can be secured; and (ii) locks, chains or other devices with which to secure them.  
      Such devices shall enable the garage or lot to park and secure at least one bicycle [parking space] for every ten automobile parking spaces provided, up to two hundred automobile parking spaces. Thereafter, the garage or lot shall be equipped to park one bicycle [parking space shall be provided] for every one hundred automobile parking spaces.  Fractions equal to or greater than one-half resulting from this calculation shall be [considered] deemed to [be] require parking for one bicycle [parking space].  Parking garages or lots that permit customers to park and lock their bicycles using the customers' own locks, chains or other devices with which to secure such bicycles shall be required to maintain locks, chains or other devices with which to secure bicycles sufficient to accommodate customers who do not have their own lock, chain or other device with which to secure their bicycles.
      2. [The] A bicycle [parking spaces] parked in [garages and lots] a garage or lot that is subject to the provisions of this section shall be [enclosed to the same extent that parking spaces for automobiles are enclosed] parked at least two feet away from any motor vehicle.
      3. [Each such bicycle parking space] Bicycles parked pursuant to this section shall  [adjoin] be locked to a rack, pole or [similar system for] other device capable of securing the bicycle [and shall be located in an area secured by a lock or similar means], or [adjoin a] shall be hung on the wall from a securely anchored rack or hook to which the bicycle frame and at least one wheel [can] shall be locked [without damage to the  wheels,  frame  or components of the bicycle, unless the bicycle is parked in a]. Such requirements for racks, poles, or hooks and locks, chains or other securing devices shall not be required where a parking garage or lot provides bicycle parking in a location [not accessible to the public and bicycles are parked therein] that prohibits any person other than [only by] employees of the facility from parking or removing the bicycle from the garage or lot.
      [4. An area consisting of at least two by three by six feet in volume shall be provided for each such bicycle parking space.]
      § 2. Subdivision c of section 20-327.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 51 for the year 2009, is amended to read as follows:
      c. Bicycle parking racks [or other devices shall be securely anchored so they cannot be easily removed and], hooks, poles or other devices used by garage or lot operators to secure bicycles shall be of sufficient strength and design to resist vandalism and theft.
      § 3. Subdivision d of section 20-327.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York is REPEALED.
      § 4. Subdivision e of section 20-327.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 51 for the year 2009, is re-lettered as subdivision d and amended to read as follows:
      [e]d. Bicycle parking [spaces] shall be accessible to bicycle owners/operators to at least the same extent as vehicle parking [spaces are] is accessible to vehicle owners/operators. The operator of a garage or lot subject to this section shall not refuse to provide parking for a bicycle unless there is no room for such bicycle at that time because the total number of bicycles required to be accommodated by paragraph one of subdivision b of this section has been met.
      § 5. Subdivisions f, g, i, and j of section 20-327.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 51 for the year 2009, are re-lettered as subdivisions e, f, h and i, respectively.
      § 6. Subdivision h of section 20-327.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 51 for the year 2009, is re-lettered as subdivision g and amended to read as follows:
      [h]g. The operator of each garage or parking lot subject to the provisions of this section shall post conspicuously at the public entrance to the garage or parking lot a sign composed of letters and figures of such size, height, width, spacing, color and description as shall be prescribed by the rules of the commissioner. Such sign shall set forth the rate to be charged by such garage or parking lot for bicycle parking [spaces], the hours during which such garage or parking lot will remain open for business and the minimum capacity of bicycles [parking spaces] of such garage or parking lot.
      § 7. This local law shall take effect 120 days after its enactment except that the commissioners of consumer affairs and/or buildings shall take all actions necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such effective date.
 
 
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