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File #: Int 0641-2015    Version: Name: Requiring a comprehensive study regarding pedestrian and bicyclist safety on truck routes.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 2/12/2015
Enactment date: 6/16/2015 Law number: 2015/060
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring a comprehensive study regarding pedestrian and bicyclist safety on truck routes
Sponsors: Margaret S. Chin, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, James G. Van Bramer, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Andrew Cohen, Costa G. Constantinides, Mathieu Eugene, Vanessa L. Gibson, Corey D. Johnson, Peter A. Koo, Deborah L. Rose, Paul A. Vallone, Rosie Mendez, Stephen T. Levin, Helen K. Rosenthal, Carlos Menchaca, Inez D. Barron, Ben Kallos, Rory I. Lancman, Brad S. Lander
Council Member Sponsors: 20
Summary: Under the bill, the Department of Transportation (DOT) would be required to conduct a study on the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists along truck routes. Such study would be required to include, at a minimum: 1) a review of the impact of tolling policies on the use of truck routes and the designation of truck routes, if appropriate; 2) the number of crashes involving pedestrians and bicyclists on truck routes within the last five years, disaggregated by truck route, crash types, causes, vehicle types, and whether such crashes involved a fatality or serious injury; 3) a review of policies and strategies utilized to increase pedestrian and bicyclist safety on truck routes, including street redesign, and the status of any pending policies and strategies; 4) recommendations for improving safety on truck routes, including best practices for roadway design, operations, and sustainable delivery practices to reduce conflicts between pedestrians, bicyclists, and trucks; 5) recommendations for outreach to the trucking industry; and 6) recommendations for implementing safety technology. DOT would be required to post the study online and submit copies to the Mayor and Council no later than June 30, 2016.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 641-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 641, 3. Int. No. 641 - 2/12/15, 4. Committee Report 3/3/15, 5. Hearing Testimony 3/3/15, 6. Hearing Transcript 3/3/15, 7. Committee Report 5/26/15, 8. Hearing Transcript 5/26/15, 9. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 10. May 27, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 11. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-27-15, 12. Fiscal Impact Statement, 13. Mayor's Letter, 14. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 27, 2015, 15. Local Law 60
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
6/16/2015AMargaret S. Chin City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/16/2015AMargaret S. Chin Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/16/2015AMargaret S. Chin Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/27/2015AMargaret S. Chin City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/27/2015AMargaret S. Chin City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/26/2015*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/26/2015*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Transportation Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/26/2015*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Transportation Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/26/2015AMargaret S. Chin Committee on Transportation Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/3/2015*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/3/2015*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Transportation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/12/2015*Margaret S. Chin City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/12/2015*Margaret S. Chin City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 641-A
 
By Council Members Chin, Rodriguez, Van Bramer, Arroyo, Cohen, Constantinides, Eugene, Gibson, Johnson, Koo, Rose, Vallone, Mendez, Levin, Rosenthal, Menchaca, Barron, Kallos, Lancman and Lander
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring a comprehensive study regarding pedestrian and bicyclist safety on truck routes
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Subchapter 3 of chapter 1 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-192 to read as follows:
§ 19-192 Study of safety on truck routes. a. The department shall conduct a study regarding the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists on truck routes, which shall mean any street or streets designated by rule by the department as a truck route. Such study shall include, but not be limited to: i) a review of the impact of tolling policies on the use of truck routes within the city and the designation of certain streets as truck routes, if appropriate; ii) the number of crashes involving pedestrians and bicyclists on truck routes in the most recent five years, disaggregated by truck route, crash types, causes, vehicle types, and whether such crashes involved a fatality or serious injury; iii) a review of the policies and strategies utilized by the department to increase pedestrian and bicyclist safety on truck routes, including but not limited to street redesign and the status of any pending policies and strategies; and iv) recommendations for (1) improving safety on truck routes, including best practices for roadway design, operations, and sustainable delivery practices to reduce conflicts between pedestrians, bicyclists, and trucks on truck routes, (2) outreach to the trucking industry, and (3) implementing safety technology.  
b. No later than June 30, 2016, the study required under subdivision a of this section shall be submitted to the mayor and speaker of the council and posted on the department's official website.
§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.
 
 
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