Local law currently requires the Department of Transportation to evaluate roadways adjacent to schools with 250 or more students for the installation of speed humps. This bill would amend existing law by requiring the Department of Transportation to evaluate roadways near schools with 150 or more students. By lowering this threshold, the proposed law could lead to the installation of speed humps near smaller schools.
- Filed (End of Session)
Int. No. 924
By Council Members Vallone, Ampry-Samuel, Chin, Holden and Brannan
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the installation of speed humps on roadways adjacent to schools with at least 150 students
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Subdivision a of section 19-189 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 115 for the year 2013, is amended to read as follows:
a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms [shall be defined as follows] have the following meanings:
[1. “School” shall mean] School. The term “school” means any buildings, grounds, facilities, property, or portion thereof in which educational instruction is provided to at least  150 students at or below the twelfth grade level.
[2. “Speed hump” shall mean] Speed hump. The term “speed hump” means any raised area in the roadway pavement surface extending transversely across the travel way that is composed of asphalt or another paving material and is installed and designed for the purpose of slowing vehicular traffic.
§2. This local law takes effect 180 days after enactment.