senate Bill S4673

Amended

Authorizes the city of Niagara Falls, county of Niagara, to reduce the speed limit in downtown Niagara Falls

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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1054
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 10 / Jun / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • HOME RULE REQUEST
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 23 / Jan / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.42
  • 27 / Jan / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 28 / Jan / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 28 / Apr / 2014
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 4673A
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • HOME RULE REQUEST
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Authorizes the city of Niagara Falls, county of Niagara, to reduce the speed limit in downtown Niagara Falls to 25 miles per hour.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6611
Versions:
S4673
S4673A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Niagara Falls, City of
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S6120, A9094

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4673

TITLE OF BILL: An act relating to authorizing the city of Niagara
Falls, county of Niagara, to reduce the speed limit in downtown
Niagara Falls

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

To authorize the city of Niagara Falls to lower the speed limit in
downtown Niagara Falls by five miles per hour.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section one empowers the city of Niagara Falls to lower the speed
limit to not less than twenty-five miles per hour in downtown Niagara
Falls.

EXISTING LAW:

Section 1643 of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law concerning
speed limits on highways in cities and villages provides that no such
speed limit applicable throughout such city or village or within
designated areas of such city or village shall be established at less
than thirty miles per hour.

JUSTIFICATION:

The USA Niagara Development Corporation and the City of Niagara Falls
have collaborated on a number of projects to attract new investment in
downtown Niagara Falls and make the area more pedestrian- and bicycle
friendly. One such project is to create a "wayfinding" system
involving a number of new vehicular directional signs to help
"trailblaze" visitors to various points of interest and services
downtown.

This legislation would help make a "wayfinding" system possible for
downtown Niagara Falls because it would allow new roadway signs to
comply with federal regulations. The Federal Highway Administrations
(FHWA) Manual on Uniform Traffic control Devices (MTCD) permits "urban
wayfinding systems" with a 4-inch cap height for letters on signs
located on "urban streets where the speed limit is no more than 25
MPH". This size of lettering would be ideal for the new "wayfinding"
system in downtown Niagara Falls.

The reduced speed limit would have additional benefits. Within the
proposed area speed limit zone, the slower speed limit is anticipated
to better correspond to existing operating speeds there as well as to
facilitate greater pedestrian and bicycle safety.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2012 A9094- Referred to Transportation Committee; S.6120 Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None to New York State.


EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4673

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 17, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT relating to authorizing the city  of  Niagara  Falls,  county  of
  Niagara, to reduce the speed limit in downtown Niagara Falls

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1.  Notwithstanding any general, special or local law or  code
to  the  contrary,  the  city of Niagara Falls, Niagara county is hereby
authorized and empowered to lower the speed limit to not less than twen-
ty-five miles per hour in downtown Niagara Falls, Niagara county.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02351-01-3

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