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File #: Int 0376-2010    Version: Name: Creating standards for the approval and installation of certain traffic calming devices.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 10/13/2010
Enactment date: 12/7/2010 Law number: 2010/064
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to creating guidelines for the approval and installation of certain traffic calming devices.
Sponsors: James Vacca, Fernando Cabrera , Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Lewis A. Fidler, Letitia James, Karen Koslowitz, Annabel Palma, Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Deborah L. Rose, Jumaane D. Williams, Daniel R. Garodnick, Darlene Mealy, Jessica S. Lappin, G. Oliver Koppell, Robert Jackson, Margaret S. Chin, James G. Van Bramer, Daniel J. Halloran III, Peter A. Koo, Eric A. Ulrich, Vincent Ignizio, David G. Greenfield, Michael C. Nelson, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Vincent J. Gentile, Stephen T. Levin, Charles Barron, Mark S. Weprin, James F. Gennaro, Brad S. Lander, Peter F. Vallone, Jr., James S. Oddo
Council Member Sponsors: 32
Attachments: 1. Int. No. 376 - 10/13/10, 2. Committee Report 11/4/10, 3. Hearing Testimony 11/14/10, 4. Hearing Transcript 11/4/10, 5. Committee Report 11/29/10, 6. Hearing Transcript 11/29/10, 7. Fiscal Impact Statement, 8. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-30-10, 9. Local Law 64
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12/7/2010AJames Vacca City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/7/2010AJames Vacca Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/7/2010AJames Vacca Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/30/2010AJames Vacca City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/30/2010AJames Vacca City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/29/2010*James Vacca Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/29/2010*James Vacca Committee on Transportation Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/29/2010*James Vacca Committee on Transportation Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/29/2010AJames Vacca Committee on Transportation Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/4/2010*James Vacca Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/4/2010*James Vacca Committee on Transportation Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/4/2010*James Vacca Committee on Transportation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/13/2010*James Vacca City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/13/2010*James Vacca City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 376-A
 
By Council Members Vacca, Cabrera, Comrie, Fidler, James, Koslowitz, Palma, Recchia, Rose, Williams, Garodnick, Mealy, Lappin, Koppell, Jackson, Chin, Van Bramer, Halloran, Koo, Ulrich, Ignizio, Greenfield, Nelson, Rodriguez, Gentile, Levin, Barron, Weprin, Gennaro, Lander, Vallone, Jr. and Oddo
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to creating guidelines for the approval and installation of certain traffic calming devices.
 
 
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 19-183 to read as follows:
§19-183  Traffic calming devices.  a.  For the purposes of this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
1.  "School" shall mean any educational facility under the jurisdiction of the New York city department of education and any non-public school that provides educational instructions to students at or below the ninth grade level.
2.  "Senior" shall mean any person sixty-five years or older.
3.  "Traffic calming device" shall mean any device, not governed by the manual on uniform traffic control devices, including, but not limited to, speed humps, curb extensions, traffic diverters, median barriers and raised walkways, installed on a street and intended to slow, reduce or alter motor vehicle traffic to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists.
b.  The department shall establish guidelines governing the approval and placement of traffic calming devices.  Such guidelines shall consider whether such traffic calming devices would be installed adjacent to a school or in a location where a high percentage of seniors use the streets, such as locations adjacent to senior centers and nursing homes, and any other locations as determined by the department.  Such guidelines shall list the conditions under which installation of such traffic calming device may be appropriate.  Such guidelines shall be distributed to any entity upon request and shall be published on the department's website.
§2.  This local law shall take effect ninety days after it is enacted into law.
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