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File #: Int 0487-2011    Version: * Name: Requiring the installation of detectable warning surfaces.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 3/2/2011
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the installation of detectable warning surfaces.
Sponsors: Gale A. Brewer, James Vacca, Fernando Cabrera , Daniel Dromm , Letitia James, G. Oliver Koppell, Brad S. Lander, Rosie Mendez, Jumaane D. Williams, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Robert Jackson, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Sara M. Gonzalez, Peter A. Koo, James G. Van Bramer
Council Member Sponsors: 15
Attachments: 1. Committee Report 1/25/12, 2. Hearing Testimony 1/25/12, 3. Hearing Transcript 1/25/12
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2013*Gale A. Brewer City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/25/2012*Gale A. Brewer Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/25/2012*Gale A. Brewer Committee on Transportation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/2/2011*Gale A. Brewer City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/2/2011*Gale A. Brewer City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
      Int. No. 487
 
By Council Members Brewer, Vacca, Cabrera, Dromm, James, Koppell, Lander, Mendez, Williams, Mark-Viverito, Jackson, Rodriguez, Gonzalez, Koo and Van Bramer
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the installation of detectable warning surfaces.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
      Section 1.  Subchapter 3 of chapter 1 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-183.1 to read as follows:
      §19-183.1  Detectable warning surfaces.  a.  For the purposes of this section, the following terms shall be defined as follows:
1. "Bike lane" shall mean a portion of the roadway that has been marked off or separated for the preferential or exclusive use of bicycles.
2.  "Detectable warning surfaces" shall mean a surface feature of truncated dome material built in or applied to the walking surface to advise visually impaired people of an upcoming change from a pedestrian to a vehicular way.  
3.  "Pedestrian plaza" shall mean an area designated by the department of transportation for use as a plaza located within the bed of a roadway, which may contain benches, tables or other facilities for pedestrian use.  
b.  The department, in consultation with the mayor's office for people with disabilities, shall install detectable warning surfaces around the perimeter of pedestrian plazas and bike lanes.
      §2.  This local law shall take effect ninety days after its enactment into law.
LS # 1868
02/22/11
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