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File #: Int 0997-2015    Version: Name: Pedestrian control signals.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 11/10/2015
Enactment date: 9/28/2016 Law number: 2016/115
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to pedestrian control signals
Sponsors: The Public Advocate (Ms. James), Margaret S. Chin, Costa G. Constantinides, Peter A. Koo, Deborah L. Rose, James G. Van Bramer, Mark Levine, Corey D. Johnson, Paul A. Vallone, Donovan J. Richards, James Vacca, Jumaane D. Williams, Laurie A. Cumbo, Daniel Dromm , Antonio Reynoso, Daniel R. Garodnick, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Alan N. Maisel, Karen Koslowitz, Chaim M. Deutsch, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Helen K. Rosenthal, Ben Kallos, Stephen T. Levin, Ritchie J. Torres, Carlos Menchaca, Annabel Palma, Andrew Cohen, Inez D. Barron, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Mark Treyger, David G. Greenfield, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 35
Summary: The bill would establish the right of way for pedestrians while crossing the roadway during various pedestrian control signal phases. Other traffic would be required to yield the right of way to pedestrians when a steady walking person, flashing upraised hand, or flashing upraised hand with a countdown clock is displayed on a pedestrian control signal.
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 997-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 997, 4. Int. No. 997 - 11/10/15, 5. November 10, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Committee Report 4/4/16, 7. Hearing Testimony 4/4/16, 8. Hearing Transcript 4/4/16, 9. Proposed Int. No. 997-A - 9/14/16, 10. Committee Report 9/14/16, 11. Hearing Transcript 9/14/16, 12. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 13. September 14, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 14. Int. No. 997-A (FINAL), 15. Fiscal Impact Statement, 16. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-14-16, 17. Mayor's Letter, 18. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - September 14, 2016, 19. Local Law 115
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
9/28/2016AThe Public Advocate (Ms. James) City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/28/2016AThe Public Advocate (Ms. James) Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/28/2016AThe Public Advocate (Ms. James) Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/14/2016AThe Public Advocate (Ms. James) City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/14/2016AThe Public Advocate (Ms. James) City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/14/2016*The Public Advocate (Ms. James) Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/14/2016*The Public Advocate (Ms. James) Committee on Transportation Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/14/2016*The Public Advocate (Ms. James) Committee on Transportation Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/14/2016AThe Public Advocate (Ms. James) Committee on Transportation Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/4/2016*The Public Advocate (Ms. James) Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/4/2016*The Public Advocate (Ms. James) Committee on Transportation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/10/2015*The Public Advocate (Ms. James) City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/10/2015*The Public Advocate (Ms. James) City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 997-A

 

By the Public Advocate (Ms. James) and Council Members Chin, Constantinides, Koo, Rose, Van Bramer, Levine, Johnson, Vallone, Richards, Vacca, Williams, Cumbo, Dromm, Reynoso, Garodnick, Espinal, Maisel, Koslowitz, Deutsch, Rodriguez, Crowley, Rosenthal, Kallos, Levin, Torres, Menchaca, Palma, Cohen, Barron, Cornegy, Ferreras-Copeland, Treyger, Greenfield and Ulrich

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to pedestrian control signals

 

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 19-195 to read as follows:

§ 19-195 Pedestrian control signals. Whenever pedestrian control signals are in operation, exhibiting symbols of a walking person, upraised hand, or upraised hand with a pedestrian countdown display, or any other internationally recognized representation concerning the movement of pedestrians, such signals shall indicate as follows:

1. Steady walking person. Pedestrians facing such signal may proceed across the roadway in the direction of such signal, and other traffic shall yield the right of way to such pedestrians.

2. Flashing upraised hand or flashing upraised hand with pedestrian countdown display. Pedestrians facing such signal are advised that there may be insufficient time to cross the roadway. Pedestrians already in the roadway shall proceed to the nearest sidewalk or safety island in the direction of such signal. Other traffic shall yield the right of way to pedestrians proceeding across the roadway within the crosswalk towards such signal for as long as such signal remains flashing.

3. Steady upraised hand. No pedestrians shall start to cross the roadway in the direction of such signal; provided, however that any pedestrians who have partially completed their crossing on a steady walking person signal or any flashing upraised hand signal shall proceed to the nearest sidewalk or safety island in the direction of such signal while such steady upraised hand signal is showing.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law, except that the department of transportation may take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such date.

 

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