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Monday, May 24, 2010

Avella's DOT law

The following is the DOT law MR. Avella attempted to get passed when he was Councilman. We are currently working with Councilman Hallorans office along with several other Civic Associations in order to get it reintroduced with agreed upon modifications and passed. We feel that this law would alleviate many of the traffic problem plaguing Queens and most of the Boroughs.

City Hall
The New York City Council New York, NY 10007
Legislation Text
Int. No. 11
By Council Members Avella, Comrie, Fidler, Gentile, James, Nelson, Palma and Stewart

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the establishment of specific criteria for the
evaluation and placement of traffic control devices within the City of New York.

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 19-181 to read as follows:

§19-181. Traffic control devices. The department shall establish a process by which it evaluates the need for traffic control
devices to be placed at intersections within the city of New York. Criteria to be included in such process shall include, but shall not
be limited to, motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic volumes, visibility for both motor vehicle operators and pedestrians, any unique
characteristics relevant to the location in question, proximity of existing traffic control devices to the location in question, average
vehicular speeds, the frequency and types of accidents involving motor vehicles and pedestrians, including damage to property, at
specific intersections based upon information and statistics provided by the police department and insurance companies, the likely
presence of school children and bicyclists and the ability to appropriately control traffic flow by implementing other traffic control
techniques, such as speed humps or speed limit signs. Following every evaluation undertaken by the department concerning whether
placement of a traffic control device is appropriate, the department shall issue a written finding detailing the analyses upon which its
determination was based. Such written finding shall be provided by the department to any individual, group or organization upon
whose request to the department such evaluation was conducted, as well as to the council member in whose district such intersection
evaluated is located.
§2. This local law shall take effect ninety days after its enactment into law, except that the commissioner of transportation
shall take any administrative actions necessary, including the promulgation of rules, to implement the provisions of this local law
prior to such date.
Int 13/2004
File #: Int 0011-2006, Version: *
The New York City Council Page 1 of 1 Printed on 3/23/2010
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good law that would help alot of neighborhoods in our area, no wonder it never made it past introduction. It needs some tweaking but overall this is something that needs to be done. Lets hope Halloran Does not dissapoint and helps get this done.