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File #: Int 1888-2020    Version: * Name: Prohibiting vehicles on boardwalks.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Parks and Recreation
On agenda: 2/11/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting vehicles on boardwalks
Sponsors: Mark Treyger
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would prohibit all non-city motor vehicles from being used on city elevated boardwalks and require, where feasible, that authorized city employees use vehicles under 2,800 pounds for any work-related activities on such boardwalks. Offenders would be subject to a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days imprisonment or a $1,000 fine or both, and a civil penalty between $500 and $1,000.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1888, 2. Int. No. 1888, 3. February 11, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-11-20, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 11, 2020

Int. No. 1888

 

By Council Member Treyger

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting vehicles on boardwalks

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 18 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section § 18-108.2 to read as follows:

18-108.2 Vehicles prohibited on boardwalks. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Authorized emergency vehicle. The term "authorized emergency vehicle" has the same meaning as provided in section 18-108.1.

Authorized person. The term “authorized person” means a department employee engaged in the performance of such person’s assigned duties or an operator of an authorized emergency vehicle engaged in the performance of such person’s assigned duties.

Elevated boardwalk. The term “elevated boardwalk” means a footpath, walkway or causeway built above sand or marshy ground along a beach or waterfront.

Motor vehicle. The term “motor vehicle” means any vehicle designed to be operated or driven upon a public highway which is propelled by any power other than muscular power, except electrically-driven mobility devices operated or driven by a person with a disability.

b. No person other than an authorized person may operate a motor vehicle on an elevated boardwalk under the jurisdiction of the commissioner.

c. Authorized persons shall use, where feasible, vehicles under 2,800 pounds when operating a motor vehicle on an elevated boardwalk.

d. Any person who violates subdivision b of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by not more than 90 days imprisonment or by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by both such fine and imprisonment. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 9 of subdivision (a) of section 533 of the New York city charter, such person shall also be liable for a civil penalty of not less than $500 nor more than $1,000.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner may take such measures as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.

 

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