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File #: Int 2277-2021    Version: Name: Truck 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 truck loading zones
Sponsors: Keith Powers , Carlos Menchaca, Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: The bill would require that all permits of 180 days or more for a street segment with a truck loading zone carry a stipulation that such zone may not be occupied or obstructed. In the event that permitted work necessitates a loading zone obstruction, the Department of Transportation (DOT) may require that the applicant maintain a temporary loading zone, and revoke a permit or refuse to renew a permit for non-compliance. The bill would also amend the Administrative Code to prohibit the use of city-issued parking placards in certain spaces in the central business district of Manhattan, including truck-loading zones. The bill would also codify new and existing regulations for truck loading zones and commercial parking meter areas, including those related to how such spaces are metered or reserved and the lengths of time that they may be occupied, and would allow DOT to authorize cargo bicycles or other sustainable modes to use loading zones and to create reduced rates for zero emission vehicles.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required, Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2277-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 2277, 3. Int. No. 2277, 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. 2277-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. 2277-A

By Council Members Powers, Menchaca and Kallos

 

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

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-159.5 to read as follows:

§ 19-159.5 Temporary truck loading zones. a. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Commercial parking meter area. The term “commercial parking meter area” has the same meaning as set forth in the rules of the department.

Commercial vehicle. The term “commercial vehicle” has the same meaning as set forth in the rules of the department.

Temporary truck loading zone. The term “temporary truck loading zone” has the same meaning as such term is defined in section 19-170.1.

Truck loading zone. The term “truck loading zone” has the same meaning as such term is defined in section 19-170.1.

b. Any permit of more than 180 days issued by the commissioner authorizing work affecting a street segment or intersection that has a truck loading zone shall include a stipulation requiring that the applicant shall not occupy or otherwise obstruct the use of a truck loading zone in the affected street segment or intersection.

c. In the event that a truck loading zone must be occupied or otherwise obstructed for any permit of more than 180 days, the applicant shall be required to maintain a temporary truck loading zone if, in the judgement of the commissioner:

1. maintaining a temporary loading zone is feasible;

2. the occupation or obstruction of the truck loading zone will result in a significant negative impact on traffic flow; and

3. alternative truck loading zones or other loading space is insufficient to accommodate demand for loading space.

The department shall specify the particular manner in which the temporary truck loading zone for such street segment or intersection should be maintained.

d. In the event a permittee violates any stipulation required by subdivision b or subdivision c of this section, the commissioner may revoke or refuse to renew such permit pursuant to subdivision e of section 19-103 or take any other action authorized by law.

§ 2. Paragraph 2 of subdivision f of section 19-162.3 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 9 for the year 2020, is amended to read as follows:

2. Parking with a city-issued parking permit shall not be permitted in the following areas, in addition to any areas designated by rule or specified on or programmed into the permit:

(a) “no standing” areas;

(b) “no stopping” areas;

(c) fire hydrants;

(d) bus stops;

(e) areas where such parking would constitute double parking;

(f) driveways;

(g) bridges and highways; [and]

(h) carsharing parking spaces;

(i) truck loading zones as defined in section 19-170.1 within the area south of and including 60th street in the borough of Manhattan;

(j) no parking anytime areas within the area south of and including 60th street in the borough of Manhattan;

(k) no parking specific hours within the area south of and including 60th street in the borough of Manhattan;

(l) no standing specific hours within the area south of and including 60th street in the borough of Manhattan;

(m) no standing except trucks loading and unloading zones within the area south of and including 60th street in the borough of Manhattan;

(n) truck loading only zones within the area south of and including 60th street in the borough of Manhattan; and

(o) no standing except vehicles with consul-c or diplomat-a&d license plates d/s decals only within the area south of and including 60th street in the borough of Manhattan.

§ 3. Subdivision a of section 19-170 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 25 for the year 1988, is amended to read as follows:

a. When parking is not otherwise restricted, no person shall park a commercial vehicle in excess of three hours, unless otherwise indicated by a posted sign. For purposes of this section, the term commercial vehicle [shall mean a motor vehicle designed, maintained, or used primarily for the transportation of property] has the same meaning as set forth in the rules of the department.

§ 4. 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 19-170.1 to read as follows:

§ 19-170.1 Truck loading zones and commercial parking meter areas. a. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Commercial parking meter area. The term “commercial parking meter area” shall have the same meaning as set forth in the rules of the department.

Commercial vehicle. The term “commercial vehicle” has the same meaning as set forth in the rules of the department.

Parking meter. The term “parking meter” means a device which accepts payment or a credential that authorizes vehicle parking time, including, but not limited to a pay-and-display parking meter or a pay-by-plate parking meter.

1. Pay and display parking meter. The term “pay and display parking meter” means an electronic parking meter that dispenses timed receipts that must be displayed on the dashboard of a motor vehicle or in a visible and secure place on a motorcycle.

2. Pay by plate parking meters. The term “pay by plate parking meter” means an electronic parking meter that requires entry of license plate information for proper registration of payment.

Service vehicle. The term “service vehicle” shall have the same meaning as set forth in the rules of the department.

Temporary truck loading zone. The term “temporary truck loading zone” means a truck loading zone intended to be used for a set period of time during which construction staging prevents or otherwise affects use of a truck loading zone.

Truck loading zone. The term “truck loading zone” means a portion of curb space at which no vehicle except a commercial vehicle may stand or park for the purpose of making pickups or service calls, or loading or unloading goods, tools, materials, or other items pursuant to department rules and regulations.

b. The department shall regulate commercial parking meter areas with a parking meter, mobile payment system, a parking reservation system, or other means as determined by the department. No person shall park a commercial vehicle or a service vehicle, whether attended or not, in a commercial parking meter area:

1. without first purchasing the amount of parking time desired from a parking meter, mobile payment system,  parking reservation system, or other means as determined by the department; or

or2. in excess of three hours, unless otherwise indicated by a posted sign.

c. The department may regulate truck loading zones with a parking meter, mobile payment system, a parking reservation system, or other means as determined by the department. No person shall park a commercial vehicle or a service vehicle, whether attended or not, in such truck loading zone:

1. without first purchasing the amount of parking time desired from a parking meter, mobile payment system,  parking reservation system, or other means as determined by the department; or

2. in excess of three hours, unless otherwise indicated by a posted sign.

d. The department may authorize electric or human-powered non-vehicular modes of delivery to park or stand in commercial parking meter areas, truck loading zones, and temporary truck loading zones including, but not limited to, cargo bicycles.

e. The department may promulgate rules establishing reduced parking rates for zero emission commercial vehicles, and reduced or eliminated parking rates for any authorized non-vehicular modes of delivery.

f. The department shall evaluate its paid commercial parking rules and determine whether there are locations where time limits of more than three hours are appropriate based on curb access needs and if such changes encourage delivery consolidation or reduction of truck trips.

§ 5. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law, except that the department shall take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.

 

 

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