This legislation would require the department of transportation to conduct a citywide traffic study of street widths, taking into account traffic volume and factors that narrow streets, such as parking and bike lanes, and, based on the determinations of that study, to reevaluate and change street traffic flow designations where appropriate, including two-way streets to one-way streets.
Int. No. 867
By Council Member Adams
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reviewing street widths to reevaluate street traffic flow designations.
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Subchapter 1 of chapter 1 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-101.7 to read as follows:
§19-101.7 Review of street widths and reevaluation of street traffic flow designations. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:
Street traffic flow. The term “street traffic flow” means the designation of a street as a one-way street or two-way street.
b. By December 16, 2019, the department shall conduct a review of each street in the city, taking into account factors that affect traffic flow, such as bike lanes, medians, and parking, as well as traffic volume, and shall determine whether to change the street traffic flow designation.
c. The department shall inform the council members and community boards of affected streets and areas at least 30 days prior to any such designation changes made pursuant to this section.
§2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.