This bill would require that snow shelters be cleared of debris, snow and ice after any snowfall or the formation of ice on sidewalks and gutters due to weather precipitation.
Int. No. 692
By Council Members Van Bramer, Adams and Holden
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring snow removal from bus shelters
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 19-198 to read as follows:
§19-198 Removal of snow from bus shelters. a. For purposes of this section, "bus shelter" shall mean a location which has a cover or ceiling and is used as shelter for individuals waiting to board a New York city transit authority vehicle, and shall include three feet on any open side of such shelter and to the curb on all portions of the sidewalk covered under this provision.
b. Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, the commissioner, after any snowfall or the formation of ice on sidewalks and gutters due to weather precipitation, shall clear or cause to be cleared all debris, snow and ice from bus shelters within the time frames set by subdivisions a and b of section 16-123 of this code.
§ 2. This law shall take effect immediately upon enactment.
Int. 31-2014 / LS 11 / Int. 506/2011