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File #: Int 1697-2017    Version: * Name: Requiring the installation of a stop sign or traffic control signal at every intersection immediately adjacent to any school.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 9/7/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the installation of a stop sign or traffic control signal at every intersection immediately adjacent to any school
Sponsors: Inez D. Barron, Helen K. Rosenthal
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: The proposed legislation would require the installation of traffic lights or all-way stops signs at all intersections adjacent to a public or private school, which would presumably increase safety around schools.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1697, 2. Int. No. 1697, 3. September 7, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 1697

 

By Council Members Barron and Rosenthal.

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the installation of a stop sign or traffic control signal at every intersection immediately adjacent to any school

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

            Section 1. Subchapter 3 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-188.1 to read as follows:

§ 19-188.1 Traffic control devices near schools. a. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Intersection. The term "intersection" has the meaning set forth in section 120 of the vehicle and traffic law.

School. The term "school" means any buildings, grounds, facilities, property, or portion thereof in which educational instruction is provided to at least 250 students at or below the twelfth grade level.

Traffic control device. The term “traffic control device” means a stop sign or traffic control signal.

Traffic control signal. The term “traffic control signal” means any device, whether manually, electrically, or mechanically operated, by which traffic is alternately directed to stop and permitted to proceed.

                     b. The department shall install stop signs or traffic control signals at all intersections immediately adjacent to any school in order to control motor vehicle traffic on streets that abut such schools.  The department shall determine which type of traffic control device is appropriate at such intersection based upon the volume of motor vehicle traffic and the sight-lines of persons crossing at such intersection.

                     § 2.  This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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