File #: Int 0193-2024    Version: * Name: Requiring taxis and for-hire vehicles to display a decal warning passengers to look for cyclists when opening the door.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
On agenda: 2/28/2024
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring taxis and for-hire vehicles to display a decal warning passengers to look for cyclists when opening the door
Sponsors: Jennifer Gutiérrez, Lincoln Restler, Crystal Hudson, James F. Gennaro, Carlina Rivera , Julie Won, Tiffany Cabán, Shahana K. Hanif, Keith Powers , Rita C. Joseph, Amanda Farías, Julie Menin, Alexa Avilés
Council Member Sponsors: 13
Summary: This bill would require all taxis and for-hire vehicles to prominently display a sign on all passenger doors warning passengers to look for cyclists before opening the door. The signs would be provided to drivers and vehicle owners at no cost by the taxi and limousine commission.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 193, 2. Int. No. 193, 3. February 28, 2024 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-28-24

Int. No. 193

 

By Council Members Gutiérrez, Restler, Hudson, Gennaro, Rivera, Won, Cabán, Hanif, Powers, Joseph, Farías, Menin and Avilés

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring taxis and for-hire vehicles to display a decal warning passengers to look for cyclists when opening the door

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 5 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-557 to read as follows:

§ 19-557 Anti-dooring decal. a. For purposes of this section, the term “anti-dooring decal” means a sign affixed to the inside of a vehicle's passenger doors that warns passengers to look for cyclists before opening the door.

b. Every owner of a taxicab, coach, for-hire vehicle, commuter van, or wheelchair accessible van shall prominently display anti-dooring decals on the inside of the front passenger and rear passenger doors.

c. The anti-dooring decals shall be provided by the commission at no cost to the driver or owner of the vehicle.

d. The commission shall promulgate rules establishing the penalty for violation of subdivision b of this section.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

Session 13

LS #13439

01/25/2024

 

CCM

LS #13439

11/2/2023