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File #: Int 0756-2015    Version: * Name: Pedestrian safety reporting.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 4/16/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to pedestrian safety reporting.
Sponsors: Jumaane D. Williams, Margaret S. Chin, Peter A. Koo, Annabel Palma, Rosie Mendez
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Summary: Currently, the Administrative Code requires the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) to inspect locations where four or more serious injuries or fatalities of cyclists or pedestrians occurred and to make results of such inspections available to the public upon request. Under the bill, DOT would be required to submit such results to the relevant Council Member and Community Board. The bill would also require that DOT accelerate the timeframe in which it conducts comprehensive studies of pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries from every five years to every three years. Additionally, such studies would be required to be submitted to Community Boards.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 756, 2. April 16, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files
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4/16/2015*Jumaane D. Williams City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 756
 By Council Members Williams, Chin, Koo, Palma and Mendez
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to pedestrian safety reporting.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
     Section 1. Subdivision d of section 19-181 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York section is amended to read as follows:
d. [The department] Within thirty days of completing the inspection required under subdivisions a and b or any actions required by subdivision c of this section, the department shall send a report noting such inspection and any recommendations to the council member and community board in whose district the traffic crash location is located and shall make [the] such results [of the inspections required under subdivisions a and b or any actions required by subdivision c of this section] available upon request to the public.
§ 2. Section 19-182 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:  
            a. Every [five] three years, the department shall conduct a comprehensive study of all traffic crashes involving a pedestrian fatality or serious injury for the most recent [five] three years where traffic crash data is available. In each such study, the department shall analyze the conditions and factors associated with each such traffic crash and identify common factors among the crashes, if any. The department shall use such studies to develop strategies to improve pedestrian safety, which may include modifying citywide traffic operations policy, developing pedestrian safety strategies geared towards specific users, including, but not limited to, installation of audible pedestrian signals and other devices to assist those with sight, hearing and mobility impairments, prioritizing locations and/or types of roadways or intersections for safety improvements and making recommendations for improving safety at such locations.
      b. The first comprehensive traffic study and plans, including a schedule for implementing strategies for improving pedestrian safety generated by such study, shall be submitted to the mayor and speaker of the council and posted on the department's official website by the thirtieth day of november, two thousand and fifteen. Subsequent studies and plans shall be submitted to the mayor, [and] speaker of the council, and community boards and posted on the department's official website every [five] three years thereafter by the thirtieth of november [in such years].      
      § 3. This local law shall take effect immediately upon enactment into law.
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