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Section 11 Pilot program of bicycle parking facilities

Public Buildings (PBB)

1. Legislative finding. In recognition of the role which bicycles can serve as a valuable transportation mode with energy conservation, health and environmental benefits, it is hereby declared to be the policy of the state that provision for adequate and safe bicycle facilities including the use of present facilities for safe and secure bicycle parking be included in the planning and development of all state facilities.

  2. (a) The commissioner of general services shall undertake a pilot program for provision and promotion of safe and secure bicycle parking facilities at state office buildings. The commissioner, within one year of the enactment of this section, shall provide, at the principal office buildings under his superintendence at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza in Albany, New York, secure bicycle parking facilities for use by employees and visitors.

  (b) The commissioner is also authorized, within a reasonable period and where feasible, to provide suitable support facilities including clothing lockers, showers and changing facilities, and to charge a reasonable use fee.

  (c) For the purpose of this section, the term "bicycle parking facility" means a device or enclosure, located within a building or installation, or conveniently adjacent thereto, that is easily accessible, clearly visible and so located as to minimize the danger of theft of bicycles. Such a device shall consist of a parking rack, locker, or other device constructed to enable the frame and both wheels of a bicycle to be secured with ease by use of a padlock in a manner that will minimize the risk of theft, or an enclosure which limits access to the bicycles and is under observation by an attendant.

  3. In undertaking such pilot program, the office shall: (a) Consult with and cooperate with (i) the statewide bicycle advisory council, (ii) the New York state department of transportation regional bicycle coordinator, (iii) local bicycle planning groups, and (iv) persons, organizations, and groups served by, interested in, or concerned with the area under study.

  (b) Request and receive from any department, division, board, bureau, commission or other agency of the state or any political subdivision thereof or any public authority, any assistance and data as may be necessary to enable the office to carry out its responsibilities under this section.

  (c) On or before the first day of January, nineteen hundred eighty-nine, a report shall be submitted to the governor and the legislature which shall include a determination of usage levels, a statement outlining first year progress and the elements of a statewide plan for the provision of such facilities.