senate Bill S3166

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enacts "Stefan's law"; directs the department of transportation in the city of New York to evaluate the need for traffic control signals at intersections

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S3166 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5182
Current Committee:
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Add ยง19-180.1, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7345, A5281

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

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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