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File #: Res 0226-2014    Version: * Name: Pedestrian Fatalities Reduction Act (H.R. 4507)
Type: Resolution Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 5/14/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the United States Congress to pass, and the President to sign, H.R. 4507, the Pedestrian Fatalities Reduction Act.
Sponsors: Costa G. Constantinides, Margaret S. Chin, Vincent J. Gentile, Rosie Mendez, Karen Koslowitz, Carlos Menchaca
Council Member Sponsors: 6
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2017*Costa G. Constantinides City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/14/2014*Costa G. Constantinides City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/14/2014*Costa G. Constantinides City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Res. No. 226
 
 
Resolution calling upon the United States Congress to pass, and the President to sign, H.R. 4507, the Pedestrian Fatalities Reduction Act.
 
 
By Council Members Constantinides, Chin, Gentile, Mendez, Kolsowitz and Menchaca
      Whereas, In 2013, 168 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in New York City, according to Police Department data; and
      Whereas, Reducing the number of traffic-related fatalities in the City has received renewed attention in recent months, particularly since Mayor Bill de Blasio released a Vision Zero Action Plan aimed at eliminating traffic deaths; and
      Whereas, In April 2014, Representative Joseph Crowley introduced H.R. 4507, the Pedestrian Fatalities Reduction Act, a bill that would require states to devote more attention and resources to reducing pedestrian fatalities; and
      Whereas, Specifically, the bill would require states to include pedestrian and cyclist fatality and injury data in their federally-mandated Strategic Highway Safety Plans and to demonstrate how they plan to address any increases in the reported number of pedestrian or cyclist fatalities or serious injuries that occur at either the state or county level; and
      Whereas, The bill would also update the federal handbook that states and localities use when collecting highway safety data to include specific elements that promote safety for pedestrians and cyclists; and
Whereas, In the interest of pedestrian safety, the Pedestrian Fatalities Reduction Act should be enacted; now, therefore, be it
      Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the United States Congress to pass, and the President to sign, H.R. 4507, the Pedestrian Fatalities Reduction Act.
 
LS# 1241
5/7/2014
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