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File #: Int 2279-2021    Version: Name: Expanding loading zones.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted (Mayor's Desk for Signature)
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 4/22/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to expanding loading zones
Sponsors: Antonio Reynoso, Carlos Menchaca, Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Transportation (“DOT”) to create a public methodology for determining where loading zones are necessary to enhance safety and reduce traffic congestion. DOT would be required to create at least five loading zones annually in each neighborhood tabulation area that meets the department’s methodology, provided that no fewer than 500 total new loading zones are created citywide annually for the first three years following the effective date of the local law. By January 1, 2023, DOT would also be required to report on its progress toward implementing loading zones, and to publicly post the location of all loading zones citywide.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2279-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 2279, 3. Int. No. 2279, 4. April 22, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-22-21, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - April 22, 2021, 7. Committee Report 5/5/21, 8. Hearing Testimony 5/5/21, 9. Hearing Transcript 5/5/21, 10. Proposed Int. No. 2279-A - 11/16/21, 11. Committee Report 11/22/21, 12. Fiscal Impact Statement, 13. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 14. November 23, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files
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Int. No. 2279-A

 

By Council Members Reynoso, Menchaca and Kallos

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to expanding loading zones

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subchapter 2 of chapter 1 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-170.2 to read as follows:

§ 19-170.2 Loading zones. a. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Loading zone. The term “loading zone” means a portion of curb space at which a vehicle may stand or park for the purpose of making pickups or service calls, or loading or unloading goods, tools, materials, or other items.

Neighborhood tabulation area. The term “neighborhood tabulation area” means a geographical area defined by the department of city planning for the purposes of providing neighborhood-level data.

b. The department shall establish a methodology for determining where loading zones are necessary to enhance safety and reduce traffic congestion, considering factors including, but not limited to, commercial and residential density as well as requests from city elected officials and members of the public, and shall publish such methodology on the department’s website. The department shall install at least five loading zones annually in every neighborhood tabulation area that meets this methodology, provided that, for each of the first three years following the effective date of this local law, the department installs at least 500 total loading zones.

c.  No later than January 1, 2023, the department shall submit to the speaker of the council and the mayor, and publish on its website, a report detailing the ongoing implementation of the requirements of subdivision b of this section and any recommendations for further expanding loading zones citywide.

d. No later than January 1, 2023, the department shall provide publicly accessible information, through the open data portal or the department’s website, regarding the location of all loading zones. Such information shall be updated on an annual or more frequent basis.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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