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File #: Int 0043-2014    Version: Name: Study on left turns.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 2/4/2014
Enactment date: 6/23/2014 Law number: 2014/021
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a study on left turns.
Sponsors: Ruben Wills, Peter A. Koo, Antonio Reynoso, Stephen T. Levin, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Margaret S. Chin, James G. Van Bramer, Paul A. Vallone, Inez D. Barron, Daniel Dromm
Council Member Sponsors: 10
Attachments: 1. Int. No. 43 - 2/4/14, 2. Proposed Int. No. 43-A - 4/30/14, 3. Committee Report 4/30/14, 4. Hearing Testimony 4/30/14, 5. Hearing Transcript 4/30/14, 6. Committee Report 5/29/14, 7. Hearing Transcript 5/29/14, 8. Fiscal Impact Statement, 9. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-29-14, 10. Mayor's Letter, 11. Local Law 21, 12. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 29, 2014
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
6/23/2014ARuben Wills City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/23/2014ARuben Wills Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/23/2014ARuben Wills Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/11/2014ARuben Wills Mayor Hearing Scheduled by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/29/2014ARuben Wills City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/29/2014ARuben Wills City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/29/2014*Ruben Wills Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/29/2014*Ruben Wills Committee on Transportation Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/29/2014*Ruben Wills Committee on Transportation Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/29/2014ARuben Wills Committee on Transportation Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/30/2014*Ruben Wills Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/30/2014*Ruben Wills Committee on Transportation Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/30/2014*Ruben Wills Committee on Transportation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/4/2014*Ruben Wills City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/4/2014*Ruben Wills City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 43-A
 
By Council Members Wills, Koo, Reynoso, Levin, Arroyo, Chin, Van Bramer, Vallone, Barron and Dromm
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a study on left turns.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
Section 1.  Section 19-182 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision c to read as follows:
c. 1. For purposes of this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:  
(A) "Exclusive pedestrian phase" shall mean a pedestrian control signal that allows pedestrians an exclusive interval at which to completely cross using any of the existing crosswalks within the intersection while traffic is stopped in all directions;
(B) "Leading pedestrian interval" shall mean a pedestrian control signal that displays a walk indication before a green indication for the parallel direction of traffic; and
(C) "Motor vehicle" shall have the same meaning as in section one hundred twenty-five of the vehicle and traffic law.
2. As part of the comprehensive study and plan required pursuant to this section, the department shall study means of enhancing the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists where motor vehicles make left turns.  Such study and plan shall consider and make recommendations as to how streets and sidewalks may be designed to minimize the risk of traffic crashes and to minimize the risk of critical injury or death resulting from the making of such turns.  Such study and plan shall include, but not be limited to, at or near left turn locations, consideration of removing motor vehicle parking, the installation of leading pedestrian intervals, the designation of lanes exclusively for left turns, and the installation of exclusive pedestrian phases.  
ยง2.  This local law shall take effect immediately upon enactment into law.
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Int. No. 1149/2013
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