Under the bill, the Department of Transportation (DOT) would be required to accelerate the schedule in which the agency conducts studies of traffic crashes involving a pedestrian fatality or serious injury from every five years to every three years. DOT would also be required to submit reports concerning inspections of locations with four or more crashes involving the death or serious injury of a pedestrian or cyclist to relevant Council Members and Community Boards.
- Filed (End of Session)
Int. No. 597
By the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) and Council Member Adams
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to pedestrian safety reporting
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Subdivision d of section 19-181 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York section is amended to read as follows:
d. [The department] Within 30 days of completing the inspection required under subdivisions a and b or any actions required by subdivision c of this section, the department shall send a report concerning such inspection and any recommendations to the council member and community board in whose district the traffic crash location is located and shall make [the] such results [of the inspections required under subdivisions a and b or any actions required by subdivision c of this section] available upon request to the public.
§ 2. Section 19-182 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:
a. Every [five] three years, the department shall conduct a comprehensive study of all traffic crashes involving a pedestrian fatality or serious injury for the most recent [five] three years where traffic crash data is available. In each such study, the department shall analyze the conditions and factors associated with each such traffic crash and identify common factors among the crashes, if any. The department shall use such studies to develop strategies to improve pedestrian safety, which may include modifying citywide traffic operations policy, developing pedestrian safety strategies geared towards specific users, including, but not limited to, installation of audible pedestrian signals and other devices to assist those with sight, hearing and mobility impairments, prioritizing locations and/or types of roadways or intersections for safety improvements and making recommendations for improving safety at such locations.
b. The first comprehensive traffic study and plans, including a schedule for implementing strategies for improving pedestrian safety generated by such study, shall be submitted to the mayor and speaker of the council and posted on the department's official website by the thirtieth day of november, two thousand and fifteen. Subsequent studies and plans shall be submitted to the mayor, [and] speaker of the council, and community boards and posted on the department's official website every [five] three years thereafter by the thirtieth of november [in such years].
§ 3. This local law takes effect immediately.
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LS 2188/Int 756-2015