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File #: Int 0580-2011    Version: * Name: Requiring community input prior to the installation of a bike lane.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 5/26/2011
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring community input prior to the installation of a bike lane.
Sponsors: Vincent J. Gentile, Margaret S. Chin, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Lewis A. Fidler, Sara M. Gonzalez, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Michael C. Nelson, Annabel Palma, Albert Vann, Jumaane D. Williams, Peter A. Koo, Daniel J. Halloran III, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 13
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12/31/2013*Vincent J. Gentile City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
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5/26/2011*Vincent J. Gentile City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 580
By Council Members Gentile, Chin, Comrie, Fidler, Gonzalez, Mark-Viverito, Nelson, Palma, Vann, Williams, Koo, Halloran and Ulrich
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring community input prior to the installation of a bike lane.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
Section 1.  Subchapter three of chapter one of title nineteen of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-187 to read as follows:
§19-187 Community input prior to installation of bike lanes.  a. Definitions.  For the purposes of this section, the following terms shall be defined as follows:
1. "Affected community board(s)" shall mean the community board(s) in whose district a proposed bike lane is to be constructed.
2. "Bike lane" shall mean a portion of the roadway that has been marked off or separated for the preferential or exclusive use of bicycles.
b. Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, not less than sixty days prior to the commencement of construction on a bike lane, the department shall notify each affected community board of the proposed plans for the bike lane.
c. Any such community board notified may submit within fifteen days written comments including proposed changes to such plan.
d. Not less than thirty days prior to the commencement of construction of such bike lane, the department shall submit a written response to any such community board that has provided written comments.  Such response shall include whether the department is accepting the recommendation of such community board, a description of where the department is not incorporating the suggestion in whole or in part, and the reason for the decision not to accept any such recommendations.
 
§2.  This local law shall take effect ninety days after it shall have been enacted into law.
 
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