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Meeting Name: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 6/25/2024 1:00 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
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T2024-1994 *   Oversight - Intersections, Sidewalks and Pedestrian Safety.Oversight    Not available Not available
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Int 0079-2024 *Lincoln Restler  Installation of pedestrian lighting fixtures.IntroductionThis bill would require the commissioner of transportation to install lighting fixtures specifically designed to illuminate sidewalks for pedestrians in no fewer than 500 commercial corridors per year, until the entire sidewalk in each commercial corridor is illuminated to a minimum of 1 footcandle (11 lux). If possible, at least 450 of the selected commercial corridors must be contiguous to at least one other commercial corridor that either has been selected for installation of pedestrian lighting fixtures in the same year or already has sufficient lighting.   Not available Not available
Int 0079-2024 *Lincoln Restler  Installation of pedestrian lighting fixtures.IntroductionThis bill would require the commissioner of transportation to install lighting fixtures specifically designed to illuminate sidewalks for pedestrians in no fewer than 500 commercial corridors per year, until the entire sidewalk in each commercial corridor is illuminated to a minimum of 1 footcandle (11 lux). If possible, at least 450 of the selected commercial corridors must be contiguous to at least one other commercial corridor that either has been selected for installation of pedestrian lighting fixtures in the same year or already has sufficient lighting.   Not available Not available
Int 0095-2024 *Lynn C. Schulman  Study on the feasibility of installing raised crosswalks, raised intersections, and speed reducers at intersections and roadways adjacent to schools.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to conduct a study on the feasibility of installing raised crosswalks, intersections, and speed reducers at intersections and roadways adjacent to City schools. This bill would also require DOT to issue a report on the findings of the feasibility study to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council. This bill will repeal and replace Administrative Code § 19-189 in order to provide essential information to the Speaker of the Council and the Mayor regarding the installation of raised crosswalks, raised intersections, and speed reducers. Finally, this bill would grant the Commissioner of Transportation the authority to install or decline to install raised crosswalks, raised intersections, or speed reducers where practicable following the feasibility study.   Not available Not available
Int 0095-2024 *Lynn C. Schulman  Study on the feasibility of installing raised crosswalks, raised intersections, and speed reducers at intersections and roadways adjacent to schools.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to conduct a study on the feasibility of installing raised crosswalks, intersections, and speed reducers at intersections and roadways adjacent to City schools. This bill would also require DOT to issue a report on the findings of the feasibility study to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council. This bill will repeal and replace Administrative Code § 19-189 in order to provide essential information to the Speaker of the Council and the Mayor regarding the installation of raised crosswalks, raised intersections, and speed reducers. Finally, this bill would grant the Commissioner of Transportation the authority to install or decline to install raised crosswalks, raised intersections, or speed reducers where practicable following the feasibility study.   Not available Not available
Int 0103-2024 *Joann Ariola   Notification of the removal of parking spaces.IntroductionThis bill would require the department of transportation to notify affected community boards and council members 15 days before removing a parking space.   Not available Not available
Int 0103-2024 *Joann Ariola   Notification of the removal of parking spaces.IntroductionThis bill would require the department of transportation to notify affected community boards and council members 15 days before removing a parking space.   Not available Not available
Int 0104-2024 *Joann Ariola   Requiring the DOT to consult with the fire department prior to approving open street applications and certain bicycle lane projects and to notify affected firehouses prior to approving open street applications, bicycle lane projects, and major transportatIntroductionThis bill would require the department of transportation (DOT) to notify affected firehouses prior to approving open street applications and prior to implementing bicycle lane projects and major transportation projects. This bill would also require DOT to consult with the fire department prior to approving open street applications and prior to the construction or removal of any bicycle lane that would result in the removal of a vehicular travel lane or a parking lane. DOT would also be required to provide certification of such consultation.   Not available Not available
Int 0104-2024 *Joann Ariola   Requiring the DOT to consult with the fire department prior to approving open street applications and certain bicycle lane projects and to notify affected firehouses prior to approving open street applications, bicycle lane projects, and major transportatIntroductionThis bill would require the department of transportation (DOT) to notify affected firehouses prior to approving open street applications and prior to implementing bicycle lane projects and major transportation projects. This bill would also require DOT to consult with the fire department prior to approving open street applications and prior to the construction or removal of any bicycle lane that would result in the removal of a vehicular travel lane or a parking lane. DOT would also be required to provide certification of such consultation.   Not available Not available
Int 0144-2024 *Selvena N. Brooks-Powers  Installation of bollards at reconstructed sidewalks, curb extensions and pedestrian ramps.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation to install bollards, where necessary throughout the City of New York, at sidewalks, curb extensions and pedestrian ramps being reconstructed to make them accessible for pedestrians with a disability. This bill would also require the Department of Transportation to conduct a study on the effectiveness of bollards in high pedestrian traffic areas throughout the City and develop guidelines, no later than six months after the effective date of this local law, to determine whether bollards should be installed during the repair or reconstruction of sidewalks, curb extensions and pedestrian ramps to make them more accessible to pedestrians with a disability, especially in high traffic areas.   Not available Not available
Int 0144-2024 *Selvena N. Brooks-Powers  Installation of bollards at reconstructed sidewalks, curb extensions and pedestrian ramps.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation to install bollards, where necessary throughout the City of New York, at sidewalks, curb extensions and pedestrian ramps being reconstructed to make them accessible for pedestrians with a disability. This bill would also require the Department of Transportation to conduct a study on the effectiveness of bollards in high pedestrian traffic areas throughout the City and develop guidelines, no later than six months after the effective date of this local law, to determine whether bollards should be installed during the repair or reconstruction of sidewalks, curb extensions and pedestrian ramps to make them more accessible to pedestrians with a disability, especially in high traffic areas.   Not available Not available
Int 0301-2024 *Julie Menin  Installation of solar-powered crosswalks.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation to install at least 100 illuminated, solar-powered traffic control devices at crosswalks annually over the next 5 years. This bill would further require the Department of Transportation to study the efficacy of these devices in comparison with crosswalks without these devices.   Not available Not available
Int 0301-2024 *Julie Menin  Installation of solar-powered crosswalks.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation to install at least 100 illuminated, solar-powered traffic control devices at crosswalks annually over the next 5 years. This bill would further require the Department of Transportation to study the efficacy of these devices in comparison with crosswalks without these devices.   Not available Not available
Int 0346-2024 *Mercedes Narcisse  Pedestrian crossing guidelines and right of way.IntroductionThis bill would permit pedestrians to legally cross a roadway at any point, including outside of a marked or unmarked crosswalk, and allow for crossing against traffic signals. It would legalize the activity commonly referred to as “jaywalking” and specify that no penalties can be imposed for jaywalking.   Not available Not available
Int 0346-2024 *Mercedes Narcisse  Pedestrian crossing guidelines and right of way.IntroductionThis bill would permit pedestrians to legally cross a roadway at any point, including outside of a marked or unmarked crosswalk, and allow for crossing against traffic signals. It would legalize the activity commonly referred to as “jaywalking” and specify that no penalties can be imposed for jaywalking.   Not available Not available
Int 0468-2024 *Nantasha M. Williams  Department of transportation posting information on traffic control device and speed reducer requests on its website.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to post certain information regarding the status of traffic control device and speed reducer requests on its website, thus making the information accessible to the public. The required website would include, but need not be limited to, the following information: case number, general topic, issue, status, resolution, reason for approval or denial of traffic control device, and if approved, the timeline for completion of the traffic control device request.   Not available Not available
Int 0468-2024 *Nantasha M. Williams  Department of transportation posting information on traffic control device and speed reducer requests on its website.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to post certain information regarding the status of traffic control device and speed reducer requests on its website, thus making the information accessible to the public. The required website would include, but need not be limited to, the following information: case number, general topic, issue, status, resolution, reason for approval or denial of traffic control device, and if approved, the timeline for completion of the traffic control device request.   Not available Not available
Int 0504-2024 *Shaun Abreu  Establishing priority for sidewalk repairs at developments operated by the NYCHA.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to give priority to senior-only housing developments operated by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), followed by non-senior only NYCHA developments when determining the order of repairs to be made at sidewalks in front of or abutting properties, when the DOT is required by law or has otherwise undertaken to make these repairs. This bill would also require DOT to report to the Council and post on the DOT website a report detailing which sidewalks have been repaired and a proposed timeline of sidewalk repairs for NYCHA developments.   Not available Not available
Int 0504-2024 *Shaun Abreu  Establishing priority for sidewalk repairs at developments operated by the NYCHA.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to give priority to senior-only housing developments operated by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), followed by non-senior only NYCHA developments when determining the order of repairs to be made at sidewalks in front of or abutting properties, when the DOT is required by law or has otherwise undertaken to make these repairs. This bill would also require DOT to report to the Council and post on the DOT website a report detailing which sidewalks have been repaired and a proposed timeline of sidewalk repairs for NYCHA developments.   Not available Not available
Int 0542-2024 *Justin L. Brannan  Requiring that traffic study determinations be issued no later than 60 days from the date a traffic control device is requested by a city council member or community board.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to issue a traffic study determination within 60 days of a request by a city council member or a community board for a traffic control device. Under the current law, council members and community boards whose requests for a traffic control device are denied are entitled to certain supporting documents underlying the determination but not to any particular timeline for completion of the study and determination. This amendment will speed up the current process overall by requiring this category of determinations to be issued within 60 days.   Not available Not available
Int 0542-2024 *Justin L. Brannan  Requiring that traffic study determinations be issued no later than 60 days from the date a traffic control device is requested by a city council member or community board.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to issue a traffic study determination within 60 days of a request by a city council member or a community board for a traffic control device. Under the current law, council members and community boards whose requests for a traffic control device are denied are entitled to certain supporting documents underlying the determination but not to any particular timeline for completion of the study and determination. This amendment will speed up the current process overall by requiring this category of determinations to be issued within 60 days.   Not available Not available
Int 0663-2024 *Erik D. Bottcher  Newsrack RequirementsIntroductionThe proposed legislation would establish standards regarding the placement and maintenance of newsracks.   Not available Not available
Int 0663-2024 *Erik D. Bottcher  Newsrack RequirementsIntroductionThe proposed legislation would establish standards regarding the placement and maintenance of newsracks.   Not available Not available
Int 0745-2024 *Amanda Farías  Requiring the dept of transportation to conduct an annual study on bicycle activity.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation to conduct and submit to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council and post on its website an annual study on cycling activity in the City for the previous year. The study would require the department to identify information such as the most frequently biked streets and bridges, and to make recommendations for improving bike safety in these areas and other locations in the City.   Not available Not available
Int 0745-2024 *Amanda Farías  Requiring the dept of transportation to conduct an annual study on bicycle activity.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation to conduct and submit to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council and post on its website an annual study on cycling activity in the City for the previous year. The study would require the department to identify information such as the most frequently biked streets and bridges, and to make recommendations for improving bike safety in these areas and other locations in the City.   Not available Not available
Int 0746-2024 *Oswald Feliz  The improvement of paved medians through the planting of vegetation or use in stormwater managementIntroductionThis bill would require the Commissioner of Transportation, Commissioner of Parks and Recreation, and Commissioner of Environmental Protection to modify vacant paved medians to accommodate the planting of vegetation or the use of the median in stormwater management, unless the commissioners determine that modifying a vacant paved median would not be feasible.   Not available Not available
Int 0746-2024 *Oswald Feliz  The improvement of paved medians through the planting of vegetation or use in stormwater managementIntroductionThis bill would require the Commissioner of Transportation, Commissioner of Parks and Recreation, and Commissioner of Environmental Protection to modify vacant paved medians to accommodate the planting of vegetation or the use of the median in stormwater management, unless the commissioners determine that modifying a vacant paved median would not be feasible.   Not available Not available
Int 0773-2024 *Linda Lee  Requiring the department of transportation to notify property owners ordered to repair sidewalks of existing department plans to make repairs on same sidewalksIntroductionThis bill would require that the City’s Department of Transportation (“DOT”), prior to issuing a notice of violation requiring a property owner to repair a defect on a sidewalk abutting the owner’s property, to first determine if DOT or the Department of Parks and Recreation (“Parks”) already have plans to repair or upgrade the same section of sidewalk. To avoid redundant work, DOT’s notice of violation should also notify the property owner of the planned DOT or Parks sidewalk repair or upgrade. Where such planned sidewalk repair or upgrade would begin within 90 days, no notice should be given to the property owner.   Not available Not available
Int 0773-2024 *Linda Lee  Requiring the department of transportation to notify property owners ordered to repair sidewalks of existing department plans to make repairs on same sidewalksIntroductionThis bill would require that the City’s Department of Transportation (“DOT”), prior to issuing a notice of violation requiring a property owner to repair a defect on a sidewalk abutting the owner’s property, to first determine if DOT or the Department of Parks and Recreation (“Parks”) already have plans to repair or upgrade the same section of sidewalk. To avoid redundant work, DOT’s notice of violation should also notify the property owner of the planned DOT or Parks sidewalk repair or upgrade. Where such planned sidewalk repair or upgrade would begin within 90 days, no notice should be given to the property owner.   Not available Not available