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File #: Int 0901-2008    Version: * Name: Reserving parking spaces in public parking facilities for car sharing programs.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 12/18/2008
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reserving parking spaces in public parking facilities for car sharing programs.
Sponsors: John C. Liu, Gale A. Brewer, Alan J. Gerson, G. Oliver Koppell, David I. Weprin, Robert Jackson
Council Member Sponsors: 6
Attachments: 1. Witness List, 2. Committee Report 6/11/09, 3. Hearing Transcript 6/11/09

Int. No. 901

 

By Council Members Liu, Brewer, Gerson, Koppell, Weprin and Jackson

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reserving parking spaces in public parking facilities for car sharing programs.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1.  Chapter one of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-175.2 to read as follows:

§19-175.2.  Car sharing programs.  a.  For the purposes of this section, the following terms shall be defined as follows:

1.  “Car sharing program” shall mean a membership program intended to offer an alternative to car ownership where persons or entities that are members are permitted to use vehicles from a fleet on an hourly basis.

2.  “Public parking facility” shall mean city-owned and operated parking facilities that are available for public use and shall not include any parking facility operated by a city agency intended for use by such agency’s employees or by the public to conduct business with such agency.

b.  The commissioner shall reserve ten percent or ten parking spaces, whichever is less, in every public parking facility for the use of car sharing programs.  Such car sharing programs shall pay reasonable fees, to be determined by the commissioner, for the use of such reserved parking spaces.

c.  If the demand for spaces reserved for car sharing programs in a public parking facility exceeds the number of such spaces, the commissioner shall develop and administer a lottery system to allocate the available spaces every two years.

d.  If the demand for spaces reserved for car sharing programs is less than the number of such spaces, the excess spaces shall be exempt from the provisions of this section of the code until a car sharing program requests the use of such excess spaces.

§2.  This local law shall take effect sixty days after it is enacted into law.

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