Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||
referred to transportation
Senate Bill S7026
2019-2020 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
2019-S7026 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S7026 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7026 SPONSOR: MAY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the opera- tion of bicycles at stop signs and traffic-control signals PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would help cyclists share the roadways by giving them greater flexibility at intersections to yield safely at stop signs rather than having to make a hard stop. It would also allow cyclists to treat a red light as a stop sign. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill adds a new section 1231-a to the vehicle and traffic law to allow persons operating bicycles to treat stop signs as yield signs (after yielding to vehicles, other cyclists, and pedestrians) and to treat red lights as stop signs.
2019-S7026 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7026 I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 8, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MAY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the opera- tion of bicycles at stop signs and traffic-control signals THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section 1231-a to read as follows: § 1231-A. SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR BICYCLES. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, A PERSON OPERATING A BICYCLE APPROACHING A STOP SIGN SHALL SLOW DOWN AND, IF REQUIRED FOR SAFETY, STOP BEFORE ENTERING THE INTERSECTION. AFTER SLOWING TO A REASONABLE SPEED OR STOPPING, THE PERSON SHALL YIELD THE RIGHT-OF-WAY TO ANY VEHICLE IN THE INTERSECTION OR APPROACHING ON ANOTHER HIGHWAY SO CLOSELY AS TO CONSTITUTE AN IMMEDI- ATE HAZARD DURING THE TIME THE PERSON IS MOVING ACROSS OR WITHIN THE INTERSECTION OR INJUNCTION OF HIGHWAYS, EXCEPT THAT A PERSON AFTER SLOW- ING TO A REASONABLE SPEED AND YIELDING THE RIGHT-OF-WAY TO VEHICLES, OTHER PERSONS OPERATING A BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIANS IF REQUIRED, MAY CAUTIOUSLY MAKE A TURN OR PROCEED THROUGH THE INTERSECTION WITHOUT STOP- PING. 2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, A PERSON OPERATING A BICYCLE APPROACHING A STEADY RED TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNAL SHALL STOP BEFORE ENTERING THE INTERSECTION AND SHALL YIELD TO ALL OTHER TRAFFIC. ONCE THE PERSON HAS STOPPED, THE PERSON MAY PROCEED THROUGH THE STEADY RED TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNAL WITH CAUTION. PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT A PERSON AFTER SLOWING TO A REASONABLE SPEED AND YIELDING THE RIGHT-OF-WAY IF REQUIRED, MAY CAUTIOUSLY MAKE A RIGHT-HAND TURN. A LEFT-HAND TURN ONTO A ONE-WAY HIGHWAY MAY BE MADE ON A RED TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNAL AFTER STOPPING AND YIELDING TO OTHER TRAFFIC. § 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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