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File #: Int 1860-2020    Version: * Name: Installing pedestrian countdown displays at all intersections with a traffic-control signal.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 1/23/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to installing pedestrian countdown displays at all intersections with a traffic-control signal
Sponsors: Steven Matteo, Ben Kallos, Kalman Yeger , Karen Koslowitz
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: The proposed bill would expand the scope of Local Law 50 of 2019 in relation to the number of pedestrian countdown displays at city intersections. The bill would require that a countdown display be placed at every possible intersection where a traffic-control signal is located. Currently, Local Law 50 of 2019 only provides for a pedestrian countdown display where a traffic-control signal photo violation-monitoring system also exists. The bill would also require the submission of a ten year plan to the speaker of the council detailing projected costs and a timeline for installations.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1860, 2. Int. No. 1860, 3. January 23, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 1-23-20, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - January 23, 2020

Int. No. 1860

 

By Council Members Matteo, Kallos, Yeger and Koslowitz

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to installing pedestrian countdown displays at all intersections with a traffic-control signal

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 19-188.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 50 for the year 2019, is amended to read as follows:

§ 19-188.1 Pedestrian countdown displays. a. Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Pedestrian countdown display. The term “pedestrian countdown display” means any automated digital reading used in a crosswalk that displays, at the beginning of the flashing upraised hand signal, the number of seconds remaining until the termination of such signal.

[Traffic-control signal photo violation-monitoring system. The term “traffic-control signal photo violation-monitoring system” means a device installed to work in conjunction with a traffic-control signal which, during operation, automatically produces two or more photographs, two or more microphotographs, a videotape or other recorded images of each vehicle at the time it is used or operated in violation of subdivision (d) of section eleven hundred eleven of the vehicle and traffic law.]

b. The department shall install a pedestrian countdown display at [any] every location where a traffic-control signal [photo violation-monitoring system] is installed unless (i) the department determines that such installation would endanger the safety of any street user, (ii) the department determines that such installation would be inconsistent with the department’s guidelines regarding the installation of pedestrian countdown displays, or (iii) such installation would otherwise be impracticable.

c. No later than one year after the effective date of this section, the commissioner shall submit to the speaker of the council a ten-year plan to install all pedestrian countdown displays, including but not limited to the following (i) projected number of pedestrian countdown displays to be installed annually, (ii) projected cost of installation of such pedestrian countdown displays, and (iii) projected completion date for all installations.  

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

 

IS

LS # 9893

5/23/19