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File #: Int 1135-2018    Version: * Name: Requiring the use of accessible pedestrian signals.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 9/26/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the use of accessible pedestrian signals
Sponsors: Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Kalman Yeger
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Transportation to utilize accessible pedestrian signals at all corners of any intersection at which it replaces or installs pedestrian signals.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1135, 2. Int. No. 1135, 3. September 26, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 1135

 

By Council Members Salamanca and Yeger

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the use of accessible pedestrian signals

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision a of section 19-188 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 60 for the year 2014, is amended to read as follows:

a.1. The department shall establish an accessible pedestrian signals program.  As  part  of this   program,   the  department  shall  identify  intersections  where accessible pedestrian signals may  be  installed  based  on  guidelines, including,  but  not  limited  to,  those  set  forth in the most recent version  of  the  manual  on  uniform  traffic  control  devices.    The department,  after  consultation with the mayor's office for people with disabilities and with advocates for and members of the visually impaired community, shall  identify  intersections  which  reflect  the  greatest crossing  difficulty for persons with visual impairments. The department shall  annually  install,  based  on  such  guidelines,  an   accessible pedestrian  signal  at  seventy-five  intersections  identified  by  the department following such consultation.

2. In addition to the program set forth in paragraph 1 of this subdivision, the department shall install an accessible pedestrian signal at all corners of an intersection whenever pedestrian signals are installed or replaced at any signalized intersection.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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LS # 7515

8/28/2018