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File #: Int 0663-2015    Version: * Name: Right of way of pedestrians and bicyclists.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 2/12/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the right of way of pedestrians and bicyclists.
Sponsors: I. Daneek Miller, Donovan J. Richards, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Vincent J. Gentile, Alan N. Maisel, Andy L. King, Annabel Palma, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Inez D. Barron, Mathieu Eugene, Fernando Cabrera , Ben Kallos, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Mark Treyger, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Jumaane D. Williams, Deborah L. Rose, Chaim M. Deutsch, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Barry S. Grodenchik, Carlos Menchaca, Ritchie J. Torres, Mark Levine, Corey D. Johnson, Steven Matteo, Eric A. Ulrich, Joseph C. Borelli
Council Member Sponsors: 27
Summary: This local law would exempt MTA bus drivers from Local Law 29-2014, which creates penalties for drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians or bicyclists who have the right of way.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 663, 2. Int. No. 663 - 2/12/15

Int. No. 663

 

By Council Members Miller, Richards, Crowley, Gentile, Maisel, King, Palma, Espinal, Barron, Eugene, Cabrera, Kallos, Cornegy, Treyger, Ferreras-Copeland, Williams, Rose, Deutsch, Salamanca, Grodenchik, Menchaca, Torres, Levine, Johnson, Matteo, Ulrich and Borelli

 

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the right of way of pedestrians and bicyclists.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 19-190 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision e to read as follows:

e. This section shall not apply to operators of any bus duly authorized to operate in the city by the New York transportation authority. For purposes of this section, “bus” shall mean, “every motor vehicle having a seating capacity of more than fifteen adults, in addition to the operator and used for the transportation of persons.”

                     § 2. This local law shall take effect immediately upon enactment into law.

 

 

 

MWC
LS 3784
2/9/15