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File #: Int 0135-2010    Version: Name: Reserving parking spaces in public parking facilities for car sharing programs.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 4/14/2010
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: Gale A. Brewer, Charles Barron, Margaret S. Chin, Daniel Dromm , Letitia James, Brad S. Lander, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Annabel Palma, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Jumaane D. Williams
Council Member Sponsors: 10
Attachments: 1. Int. No. 135 - 4/14/10
Proposed Int. No. 135-A
By Council Members Brewer, Barron, Chin, Dromm, James, Lander, Mark-Viverito, Palma, Rodriguez and Williams
 
 
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 19-175.4 to read as follows:
§19-175.4.  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 open to the public 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 parking facilities regulated by the department and operated by the city or by a contractor on behalf of the city, that are available for public use.  Public parking facility 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.  In city-operated public parking facilities, and upon issuance or renewal of a contract to operate a public parking facility on behalf of the city, ten percent or ten parking spaces, whichever is less, shall be reserved for the use of car sharing programs.  The amount of compensation to be paid to the city for the use of such reserved parking spaces by such car sharing programs and the determination of which car sharing program shall be able to use the spaces shall be determined consistent with applicable law.
c.  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.  Within sixty days of such request, the public parking facility must make such spaces available to the car sharing program.
§2.  This local law shall take effect in ninety days.
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