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File #: Int 1163-2018    Version: Name: Preserving bicycle lanes during street work.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 10/17/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to temporary bicycle lanes
Sponsors: Carlina Rivera , Brad S. Lander, Helen K. Rosenthal, Adrienne E. Adams, Antonio Reynoso, Stephen T. Levin, Carlos Menchaca, Ben Kallos, Diana Ayala , Keith Powers , James G. Van Bramer, Donovan J. Richards, Mark Levine, Margaret S. Chin
Council Member Sponsors: 14
Summary: This bill would require that permits issued by the Department of Transportation (“DOT”) for work affecting a street segment or intersection with a bicycle lane require that the permit holder maintain a temporary bicycle lane. This bill would also require that DOT provide notice of any permit authorizing work affecting a bicycle lane to the affected borough president, council member and community board.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1163-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1163, 3. Int. No. 1163, 4. October 17, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 1/23/19, 6. Hearing Testimony 1/23/19, 7. Hearing Transcript 1/23/19, 8. Proposed Int. No. 1163-A - 5/22/19

Proposed Int. No. 1163-A

 

By Council Members Rivera, Lander, Rosenthal, Adams, Reynoso, Levin, Menchaca, Kallos, Ayala, Powers, Van Bramer, Richards, Levine and Chin

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to temporary bicycle lanes

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subchapter 1 of chapter 1 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-159.3 to read as follows:

§ 19-159.3 Temporary bicycle lanes. a. Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Bicycle lane. The term “bicycle lane” means a portion of the roadway that has been marked off or separated for the preferential or exclusive use of bicycles.

Temporary bicycle lane. The term “temporary bicycle lane” means a bicycle lane intended to be used for a limited period of time during which construction or other work prevents or otherwise affects use of a bicycle lane on a roadway, street segment or intersection.  

b. Requirements. Any permit issued by the commissioner authorizing work affecting a street segment or intersection that has a bicycle lane shall include a stipulation requiring that the applicant maintain a temporary bicycle lane, and shall specify the particular manner in which the applicant shall maintain the temporary bicycle lane for such street segment or intersection. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event the commissioner determines that maintenance of a temporary bicycle lane is not feasible on such street segment or intersection, such determination shall not prohibit issuance of the permit, provided however that the permit shall set forth such other measures the applicant must take to protect public safety, including persons utilizing bicycles on such street segment or intersection.

c. Notice requirement for work affecting a street segment or intersection that has a bicycle lane. Upon approving an application for a permit authorizing work affecting a street segment or intersection that has a bicycle lane, the department shall provide notice, through electronic means, to the affected borough president, the council member of the affected council district and the district manager of the affected community board. Such notice shall include the following information:

1. The name and contact information of the applicant;

2. The anticipated start and end dates of the work;

3. The location, nature and extent of the work to be performed;

4. The permit type;

5. Any permit stipulations related to the maintenance of a temporary bicycle lane; and

6. Contact information for a department office where questions may be directed.

d. In the event a permittee violates any stipulation required by subdivision b of this section, the commissioner may revoke or refuse to renew such permit pursuant to subdivision e of section 19-103 or take any other action authorized by law.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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LS 6945, 7642

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