senate Bill S1332

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enables safe access to public roads for all users

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
Jan 06, 2011 referred to transportation

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S1332 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1863
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §10, Hway L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5711B, A8587B

S1332 - Summary

Enables safe access to public roads for all users by requiring that all transportation improvements shall improve safety, access, and mobility for all travelers regardless of age or ability.

S1332 - Sponsor Memo

S1332 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1332

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. DILAN, DIAZ, HASSELL-THOMPSON, PARKER -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the highway law, in relation to enabling safe access  to
  public roads for all users by utilizing complete street design princi-
  ples

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

  Section 1. Section 10 of the highway law is amended by  adding  a  new
subdivision 47 to read as follows:
  47.  (A)  PROVIDE FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF SAFE TRAVEL BY ALL USERS OF
THE ROAD NETWORK,  INCLUDING  MOTORISTS,  PEDESTRIANS,  BICYCLISTS,  AND
PUBLIC  TRANSPORTATION  USERS, REGARDLESS OF AGE OR ABILITY, THROUGH THE
USE OF COMPLETE STREET DESIGN FEATURES FOR SAFE TRAVEL IN THE  PLANNING,
DESIGN,  CONSTRUCTION,  RECONSTRUCTION, AND REHABILITATION NOT INCLUDING
RESURFACING, MAINTENANCE OR PAVEMENT RECYCLING OF ALL STATE, COUNTY  AND
LOCAL  TRANSPORTATION  FACILITIES THAT ARE ELIGIBLE FOR BOTH FEDERAL AND
STATE FUNDING AND ARE SUBJECT TO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OVERSIGHT.
  (B) COMPLETE STREET DESIGN FEATURES THAT FACILITATE SAFE TRAVEL BY ALL
USERS MEANS A ROADWAY THAT EXPANDS UPON  CURRENTLY  ACCEPTED  STATE  AND
FEDERAL  DESIGN REQUIREMENTS TO ACCOMMODATE ALL USERS, INCLUDING CURRENT
AND PROJECTED USERS, PARTICULARLY PEDESTRIANS, BICYCLISTS  AND  INDIVID-
UALS  OF  ALL  AGES  AND  MOBILITY  CAPABILITIES.  THESE  FEATURES SHALL
INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, SIDEWALKS, PAVED SHOULDERS SUITABLE  FOR
USE BY BICYCLISTS, LANE STRIPING, BICYCLE LANES, SHARE THE ROAD SIGNAGE,
CROSSWALKS,  PEDESTRIAN CONTROL SIGNALIZATION, BUS PULL OUTS, CURB CUTS,
RAISED CROSSWALKS AND RAMPS AND TRAFFIC CALMING MEASURES.
  (C) EXCEPTIONS TO PARAGRAPH (B) OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE PERMISSI-
BLE ONLY AFTER THE COMMISSIONER AND AGENCY WITH  JURISDICTION  OVER  THE
PROJECT,  FULLY  DEMONSTRATES, WITH SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION WHICH SHALL
BE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC, THAT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING EXISTS:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03012-01-1

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