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File #: Int 1973-2020    Version: * Name: Requiring the dept of transportation to conduct an annual study on bicycle activity.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 6/18/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of transportation to conduct an annual study on bicycle activity
Sponsors: Carlos Menchaca, Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Transportation to conduct and submit to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council and post on its website an annual study on cycling activity in the City for the previous year. The study would require the department to identify information such as the most frequently biked streets and bridges, and to make recommendations for improving bike safety in these areas and other locations in the City.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1973, 2. Int. No. 1973, 3. June 18, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-18-20, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 18, 2020

Int. No. 1973

 

By Council Members Menchaca and Kallos

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of transportation to conduct an annual study on bicycle activity

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Subchapter 3 of chapter 1 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-187.1 to read as follows:

§ 19-187.1 Study on bicycle activity. No later than February 1, 2021, and annually thereafter, the department shall conduct and submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council and post conspicuously on the department’s website an annual study on bicycle activity during the previous calendar year. In completing such study, the department shall:

a. Identify the streets most frequently biked that have protected bike lanes and the streets most frequently biked that do not have protected bike lanes;

b. Identify the bridges most frequently biked that have protected bike lanes and the bridges most frequently biked that do not have protected bike lanes; and

c. Propose recommendations for improving bicycle safety and flow on the streets and bridges identified pursuant to subdivisions a and b of this section and any other locations suitable for biking in the city.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 30 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

JEF

LS 13938

5/20/2020