The Administrative Code currently requires that commercial cyclists wear a retro-reflective jacket, vest, or other wearing apparel as the outermost garment while on the job. The back of the garment must have the business' name and the bicycle operator's individual identification number in a font not less than one inch in height. Under the bill, the information on such garments would be required to be in a font no less than two inches in height and be reflective.
Int. No. 364
By Council Member Rosenthal
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to identifying garments worn by those operating a bicycle used for commercial purposes
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Subdivision i of section 10-157 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:
i. A business using a bicycle for commercial purposes shall provide for and require each of its bicycle operators to wear, and each such bicycle operator shall wear, a retro-reflective jacket, vest, or other wearing apparel on the upper part of such operator's body as the outermost garment while making deliveries or otherwise operating a bicycle on behalf of such business, the back of which shall indicate such business’s name and such bicycle operator's individual identification number as assigned pursuant to subdivision c of this section in reflective lettering and numerals not less than [one inch] two inches in height so as to be plainly readable at a distance of not less than ten feet.
§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.
LS 2760/Int. 863-2014