Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012
referred to transportation
|Jan 06, 2011
referred to transportation
Senate Bill S1332
2011-2012 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2011-S1332 (ACTIVE) - Details
2011-S1332 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1332 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the highway law, in relation to enabling safe access to public roads for all users by utilizing complete street design principles PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To design more complete streets that enable safe access for all users: bicyclists, public transportation vehicles and passengers, motorists, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This legislation requires bicycle and pedestrian ways be included in the planning and development of state, county, and local transportation facilities, plans, and programs as appropriate. All transportation improvements shall improve safety, access, and mobility for all travelers in New York, regardless of age or ability, and shall recognize bicycle, pedestrian, and transit modes as integral to the transportation system. In addition, bicycle and pedestrian ways shall be established in
2011-S1332 (ACTIVE) - 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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