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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to cities|
|Feb 10, 2011||referred to cities|
senate Bill S3166
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S3166 - Details
S3166 - Summary
Enacts "Stefan's law" to direct the department of transportation in the city of New York to establish a process to evaluate the need for traffic control signals at intersections in such city.
S3166 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3166 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the establishment of specific criteria for the evaluation and placement of traffic control signals PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To require the New York city Department of Transportation to consider specific criteria not currently considered when determining the placement of traffic control signals. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill requires the Department of Transportation to examine its current policy and establish a new process to evaluate the need for traffic control signals. The evaluation would include consideration of criteria that expands upon the department's current evaluation process. The criteria include, but are not limited to, the likely presence of school children and bicyclists, considerations of any unique characteristic relevant to location in question, average vehicular speeds, and the frequency and types of accidents involving motor vehicles and pedestrians, including property damage, based upon information and statistics provided by the police department and insurance companies.
S3166 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3166 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 10, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. HUNTLEY, ADDABBO, PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the establishment of specific criteria for the evaluation and placement of traffic control signals THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Stefan's law". S 2. The administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-180.1 to read as follows: S 19-180.1 TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNALS. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ESTABLISH A PROCESS BY WHICH IT EVALUATES THE NEED FOR TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNALS TO BE PLACED AT INTERSECTIONS WITHIN THE CITY. CRITERIA TO BE INCLUDED IN SUCH PROCESS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT SHALL NOT BE LIMITED TO, MOTOR VEHICLE AND PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC VOLUMES, VISIBILITY FOR BOTH MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATORS AND PEDESTRIANS, ANY UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS RELEVANT TO THE LOCATION IN QUESTION, PROXIMITY OF EXISTING TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNALS TO THE LOCATION IN QUESTION, AVERAGE VEHICULAR SPEEDS, THE FREQUENCY AND TYPES OF ACCI- DENTS INVOLVING MOTOR VEHICLES AND PEDESTRIANS, INCLUDING DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, AT SPECIFIC INTERSECTIONS BASED UPON INFORMATION AND STATIS- TICS PROVIDED BY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND INSURANCE COMPANIES, THE LIKELY PRESENCE OF SCHOOL CHILDREN AND BICYCLISTS AND THE ABILITY TO APPROPRIATELY CONTROL TRAFFIC FLOW BY IMPLEMENTING OTHER TRAFFIC CONTROL TECHNIQUES, SUCH AS SPEED BUMPS OR SPEED LIMIT SIGNS. WHENEVER THE DEPARTMENT UNDERTAKES SUCH EVALUATION FOLLOWING THE REQUEST OF AN INDI- VIDUAL, GROUP OR ORGANIZATION FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNAL AT A PARTICULAR INTERSECTION AND SUCH REQUEST IS DENIED AFTER THE COMPLETION OF SUCH EVALUATION, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROVIDE A WRITTEN FINDING TO SUCH INDIVIDUAL, GROUP OR ORGANIZATION UPON REQUEST DETAILING THE RESULTS OF THE EVALUATION UPON WHICH ITS DETERMINATION WAS BASED. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08776-01-1
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