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This bill allows vendors to place their pushcarts two feet from the curb. Currently, the law requires pushcarts to abut the curb, endangering the safety of vendors who must exit their carts onto the street, and potentially, into oncoming traffic.

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Committee on Consumer Affairs and Business Licensing
Hearing Held by Committee
Committee on Consumer Affairs and Business Licensing
Laid Over by Committee
City Council
Referred to Comm by Council
City Council
Introduced by Council

Int. No. 287

By Council Member Rodriguez

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to permitting street vendors to vend within two feet from the curb

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1. Subdivision a of section 17-315 of subchapter 2 of chapter 3 of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

                     a. No pushcart shall be placed upon any sidewalk unless said sidewalk has at least a twelve foot clear pedestrian path to be measured from the boundary of any private property to any obstruction in or on the sidewalk, or if there are no obstructions, to the curb. [In no event shall any pushcart be placed on any part of a sidewalk other than that which abuts the curb.] All pushcarts on the sidewalk must be placed within two feet from where the sidewalk abuts the curb.                     

                     § 2. Subdivision a of section 20-465 of subchapter 27 of chapter 2 of title 20 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

                     a. No general vendor shall engage in any vending business on any sidewalk unless such sidewalk has at least a twelve-foot wide clear pedestrian path to be measured from the boundary of any private property to any obstructions in or on the sidewalk, or if there are no obstructions, to the curb. [In no event shall any pushcart be placed on any part of a sidewalk other than that which abuts the curb.] All pushcarts on the sidewalk must be placed within two feet from where the sidewalk abuts the curb.

                     § 3. This law shall take effect 120 days after its enactment.

LUR

LS 3963.1/Int. 1334-A-2016

LS 826

12/22/2017