This bill would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to install speed humps on roadways that are adjacent to any park equal or greater than one acre in size unless such installation, in the commissioner of DOT’s judgment, would endanger pedestrians or motorists, or would not be consistent with DOT’s guidelines regarding the installation of speed humps.
Int. No. 404
By Council Members Vallone and Brannan
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the installation of speed humps on roadways adjacent to any park equal or greater than one acre
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 19-189.1 to read as follows:
§19-189.1 Installation of speed humps on roadways adjacent to parks. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms having the following meanings:
1. Park. The term “park” means any park under the jurisdiction of the department of parks and recreation that is equal to or greater than one acre.
2. Speed hump. The term “speed hump” means any raised area in the roadway pavement surface extending transversely across the travel way that is composed of asphalt or another paving material and is installed and designed for the purpose of slowing vehicular traffic.
b. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 19-183 and 19-185 of this chapter, the department shall install a speed hump on all roadways adjacent to any park that is equal or greater than one acre.
c. The commissioner may decline to install any speed hump that is otherwise required by this section if such installation would, in the commissioner’s judgment, endanger the safety of motorists or pedestrians or not be consistent with the department’s guidelines regarding the installation of speed humps.
§2. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law, provided, however that the commissioner, in consultation with the commissioner of department of parks and recreation, may take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.
LS 1332/ Int. 408-2014
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