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File #: Int 1818-2019    Version: * Name: Installation of bollards at bus stops.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 12/10/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the installation of bollards at bus stops
Sponsors: Chaim M. Deutsch, Kalman Yeger , Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Ruben Diaz, Sr., Robert F. Holden, Ben Kallos, Antonio Reynoso, Mathieu Eugene, Margaret S. Chin, Peter A. Koo, Bill Perkins, Adrienne E. Adams, Stephen T. Levin, Diana Ayala , Farah N. Louis, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 16
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Transportation to install bollards on sidewalks immediately adjacent to bus stops unless the Commissioner determines that they would endanger the safety of pedestrians or not be consistent with the department’s guidelines.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1818, 2. Int. No. 1818, 3. December 10, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-10-19

Int. No. 1818

 

By Council Members Deutsch, Yeger, Cornegy, Diaz, Holden, Kallos, Reynoso, Eugene, Chin, Koo, Perkins, Adams, Levin, Ayala, Louis and Ulrich

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the installation of bollards at bus stops

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Section 19-189.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding new subdivisions c and d to read as follows:

c. Except as otherwise provided in subdivision d of this section, the commissioner shall install bollards on sidewalks immediately adjacent to bus stops, other than intercity bus stops and sight-seeing bus stops, at a rate of no fewer than 100 bus stops annually until completion. Such bollards shall be placed and spaced in such a way as to reasonably prevent a motor vehicle from passing through them and onto the sidewalk.

d. The commissioner may decline to install any bollards that are otherwise required by this section if, in the commissioner’s determination, such installation would endanger the safety of pedestrians or would be inconsistent with the department’s guidelines regarding the installation of bollards. The commissioner shall notify the council and mayor in writing of the reasons for such a determination. 

§ 2.  This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

LS #12299

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9/27/19