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File #: Int 0216-2014    Version: Name: Increasing the number of accessible pedestrian signals.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 3/26/2014
Enactment date: 12/12/2014 Law number: 2014/060
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to increasing the number of accessible pedestrian signals.
Sponsors: Mark Levine, Margaret S. Chin, Corey D. Johnson, Brad S. Lander, Rosie Mendez, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Andrew Cohen, Helen K. Rosenthal, Karen Koslowitz, James Vacca, Carlos Menchaca, Costa G. Constantinides, Ben Kallos, Mark Treyger, Daniel Dromm , Stephen T. Levin, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, James G. Van Bramer, Donovan J. Richards, Deborah L. Rose, I. Daneek Miller, Daniel R. Garodnick, Vincent J. Gentile, David G. Greenfield, (by request of the Manhattan Borough President)
Council Member Sponsors: 25
Summary: An accessible pedestrian signal (“APS”) is a device that communicates information about pedestrian timing in nonvisual format such as audible tones, verbal messages, and vibrating surfaces. APS generally provide information to pedestrians about the existence and location of the pushbutton, the beginning of the “WALK” interval, the direction of the crosswalk, and location of the destination curb. In 2012, the Council enacted a local law requiring the New York City Department of Transportation (“DOT”) to establish an APS program and annually install accessible pedestrian signals at each corner of 25 identified intersections. The bill would increase the minimum number of intersections at which DOT must install an APS to 75.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 216-B, 2. Int. No. 216 - 3/26/14, 3. Proposed Int. No. 216-A - 10/29/14, 4. Summary of Int. No. 216-A, 5. Committee Report 10/29/14, 6. Hearing Testimony 10/29/14, 7. Hearing Transcript 10/29/14, 8. Committee Report 11/24/14, 9. Hearing Transcript 11/24/14, 10. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 11. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-25-14, 12. Fiscal Impact Statement, 13. Mayor's Letter, 14. Local Law 60, 15. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - November 25, 2014
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/12/2014BMark Levine City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/12/2014BMark Levine Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/12/2014BMark Levine Mayor Hearing Scheduled by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/3/2014BMark Levine City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/3/2014BMark Levine Mayor Hearing Scheduled by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/25/2014BMark Levine City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/24/2014*Mark Levine Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/24/2014*Mark Levine Committee on Transportation Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/24/2014*Mark Levine Committee on Transportation Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/24/2014BMark Levine Committee on Transportation Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/29/2014*Mark Levine Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/29/2014*Mark Levine Committee on Transportation Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/29/2014*Mark Levine Committee on Transportation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/26/2014*Mark Levine City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/26/2014*Mark Levine City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 216-B
 
By Council Members Levine, Chin, Johnson, Lander, Mendez, Rodriguez, Cohen, Rosenthal, Koslowitz, Vacca, Menchaca, Constantinides, Kallos, Treyger, Dromm, Levin, Arroyo, Van Bramer, Richards, Rose, Miller, Garodnick, Gentile and Greenfield (by request of the Manhattan Borough President)
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to increasing the number of accessible pedestrian signals.
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
            Section 1. Subdivision a of section 19-188 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 21 for the year 2012, is amended to read as follows:
            a. The department shall establish an accessible pedestrian signals program.  As part of this program, the department shall identify intersections where accessible pedestrian signals may be installed based on guidelines, including, but not limited to, those set forth in the most recent version of the manual on uniform traffic control devices.  The department, after consultation with the mayor's office for people with disabilities and with advocates for and members of the visually impaired community, shall identify intersections which reflect the greatest crossing difficulty for persons with visual impairments. [Commencing in 2012, the] The department shall annually install, based on such guidelines, an accessible pedestrian signal at [each corner of twenty-five] seventy-five intersections identified by the department following such consultation.
           § 2.  This local law shall take effect on January 1, 2016.
 
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