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File #: Int 0496-2018    Version: * Name: Stoop line stands
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 2/14/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of transportation to conduct on-site reviews of stoop line stand license applications, and to repeal section 20-239 of the administrative code of the city of New York, relating to approving stoop line stands
Sponsors: Peter A. Koo
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Transportation (“DOT”) to conduct an on-site inspection and prepare a report on whether or not a stoop line stand would have an adverse effect on pedestrian safety or would obstruct pedestrian passage before the Department of Consumer Affairs (“DCA”) may issue or renew any stoop line stand license. Under this bill, the DCA Commissioner would be required to forward copies of the DOT report and the stoop line stand application or renewal to the local council member and community board within five days of having received them.
Indexes: Oversight, Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 496, 2. Int. No. 496, 3. February 14, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 496

 

By Council Member Koo

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of transportation to conduct on-site reviews of stoop line stand license applications, and to repeal section 20-239 of the administrative code of the city of New York, relating to approving stoop line stands

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 20-239 of the administrative code of the city of New York is REPEALED, and a new section 20-239 is added to read as follows:

§ 20-239 Approval. a. The commissioner may not issue or renew a stoop line stand license unless the commissioner has received a written confirmation from the department of transportation that the issuance or renewal of such license will not affect pedestrian safety adversely and will not pose an obstruction to the free use of sidewalks by pedestrians.

b. In order to provide such confirmation, the department of transportation shall:

1. Conduct an on-site analysis of pedestrian traffic volume for each application for a stoop line stand license or for a renewal of such a license; and

2. Prepare a report on its findings.

c. The report shall contain the data used to reach its findings and a description of the methodology used. The commissioner shall forward a copy of each report and the corresponding license issuance or renewal application to the council member and community board in whose district the stoop line stand exists or is proposed to be located within five days of receiving it.

d. Notwithstanding anything in this subchapter to the contrary, if the department of transportation determines that a stoop line stand which is permitted to extend more than four feet in width pursuant to section 20-237 will adversely affect pedestrian safety or will pose an obstruction to the free use of sidewalks by pedestrians solely because the width of such stoop line stand exceeds four feet, the commissioner may certify or renew such license at a width of four feet if such certification is otherwise warranted.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 270 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BM (BM Reviewed)

Int. 1773-2017 / LS 11511

LS# 603

12/18/17 12:00 pm