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File #: Res 0800-2011    Version: * Name: Increase the number of commercial loading zones within the central business district of Manhattan.
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 4/28/2011
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the Mayor of the City of New York, the New York City Department of Transportation and the New York City Planning Commission to increase the number of commercial loading zones within the central business district of Manhattan and to lawfully require off street loading docks to be built when any new commercial buildings are constructed or substantially renovated within the central business district of Manhattan.
Sponsors: Lewis A. Fidler, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Letitia James, Brad S. Lander, Deborah L. Rose, Jumaane D. Williams, Michael C. Nelson
Council Member Sponsors: 7
Res. No. 800
 
 
Resolution calling upon the Mayor of the City of New York, the New York City Department of Transportation and the New York City Planning Commission to increase the number of commercial loading zones within the central business district of Manhattan and to lawfully require off street loading docks to be built when any new commercial buildings are constructed or substantially renovated within the central business district of Manhattan.
 
 
By Council Members Fidler, Comrie, James, Lander, Rose, Williams and Nelson
 
       Whereas, While trucks are a necessary and important part of commerce in our City , double parked commercial vehicles that engage in the loading and unloading of deliveries block lanes of traffic flow throughout the central business district of Manhattan; and
Whereas, There is a concern that many commercial delivery trucks simply absorb double parking tickets as a cost of doing business; and
Whereas, Creating additional truck loading zones in appropriate locations in the central business district would have the dual benefit of assisting commerce and improving traffic flow and reducing air pollution; and
Whereas,  Off-street loading docks should alleviate the need for trucks to load and unload on streets and could be required in all new commercial construction or substantial renovation within the central business district; now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the Mayor of the City of New York, the New York City Department of Transportation and the New York City Planning Commission to increase the number of commercial loading zones within the central business district of Manhattan and to lawfully require off-street loading docks to be built when any new commercial buildings are constructed or substantially renovated within the central business district of Manhattan.
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