“Daylighting” is a safety measure that removes parking spaces adjacent to curbs around an intersection in order to increase visibility for drivers and pedestrians. The proposed legislation would require the Department of Transportation (“DOT”) to establish a one-year pilot program implementing daylighting at a minimum of 25 intersections across the five boroughs of the City. DOT would also be required to submit to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council, and post on its website, a report regarding the pilot program, including traffic crash data for intersections that are part of the pilot program and recommendations for permanent implementation of daylighting at any intersections in the City.
- Filed (End of Session)
Int. No. 1007
By Council Members Maisel and Holden
A Local Law in relation to establishing a daylighting pilot program
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Daylighting pilot program. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:
Daylighting. The term “daylighting” means the removal of parking spaces adjacent to the curb within a minimum of 15 feet of an intersection of city streets.
Department. The term “department” means the department of transportation.
b. The department shall establish a pilot program to implement daylighting at a minimum of 25 intersections of city streets across the five boroughs of the city.
c. No later than 90 days after the effective date of the local law that added this section, the department shall begin implementation of the daylighting pilot program established pursuant to subdivision b of this section. The department shall complete implementation of such daylighting pilot program no later than one year after the effective date of the local law that added this section. The daylighting pilot program established pursuant to subdivision b of this section shall be in effect for a period of one year commencing on the date that the department completes implementation of such daylighting pilot program.
d. No later than six months following the conclusion of the daylighting pilot program, the department shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council, and post on the department’s website, a report regarding the daylighting pilot program established pursuant to subdivision b of this section. Such report shall include at a minimum the following information:
1. The locations of all intersections affected by this section;
2. Traffic crash data specific to all intersections affected by this section;
3. A comparison of traffic crash data at the intersections affected by this section and traffic crash data at similar intersections that do not have daylighting; and
4. The locations of any intersections in the city at which the department recommends permanent implementation of daylighting.
§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.