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File #: Int 0080-2018    Version: * Name: Requiring that traffic study determinations be issued no later than 60 days from the date a traffic control device is requested by a city council member or community board.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring that traffic study determinations be issued no later than 60 days from the date a traffic control device is requested by a city council member or community board
Sponsors: Chaim M. Deutsch, Justin L. Brannan, Adrienne E. Adams
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to issue a traffic study determination within 60 days of a request by a city council member or a community board for a traffic control device. Under the current law, council members and community boards whose requests for a traffic control device are denied are entitled to certain supporting documents underlying the determination but not to any particular timeline for completion of the study and determination. This amendment will speed up the current process overall by requiring this category of determinations to be issued within 60 days.
Indexes: Oversight
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 80, 2. Int. No. 80, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 80

 

By Council Members Deutsch, Brannan and Adams

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring that traffic study determinations be issued no later than 60 days from the date a traffic control device is requested by a city council member or community board

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 19-185 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 14 for the year 2011, is amended to read as follows:

§ 19-185 Traffic study determinations. The department shall issue a traffic study determination within 60 days of the date a council member or community board submits a request for a traffic control device regulated by the manual on uniform traffic control devices. The department shall include with any determination denying [a]such request [by a community board or council member for a traffic control device regulated by the manual on uniform traffic control devices,] a summary of the traffic control device warrants, along with the date and time that the department performed its traffic analysis and the time period of any crash data considered by the department for such warrants. Such denial shall also include the following language:  “A summary of the studies and reports that led to this determination will be provided upon request.” Upon such request by the community board or council member after receiving the denial the department shall provide a summary of the traffic studies and/or reports performed by the department.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

BAM/MHL

LS 3632

1/16/18