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File #: Int 2301-2021    Version: * Name: Requiring the commissioner of transportation to study safety risks posed by the coexistence of bicycle lanes and school bus routes on city streets.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 5/12/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to requiring the commissioner of transportation to study safety risks posed by the coexistence of bicycle lanes and school bus routes on city streets
Sponsors: Inez D. Barron
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to study whether and if the coexistence of bicycle lanes and school bus routes on city streets poses safety risks to children riding school buses and bicyclists. DOT would be required to submit a report summarizing its findings and recommendations to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council and to post the report on the DOT website.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2301, 2. Int. No. 2301, 3. May 12, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-12-21, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 12, 2021

Int. No. 2301

 

By Council Members Barron, Rodriguez and Ampry-Samuel

 

A Local Law in relation to requiring the commissioner of transportation to study safety risks posed by the coexistence of bicycle lanes and school bus routes on city streets

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Definitions. For purposes of this local law, the term “commissioner” means the commissioner of transportation. 

§ 2. Study. The commissioner shall study whether and to what extent the coexistence of bicycle lanes and school bus routes on city streets poses safety risks to bicyclists, children who ride school buses or both. The commissioner shall conduct the study in consultation with staff from relevant city agencies, including but not limited to the department of education. The commissioner shall consider whether changes to school bus design, school bus lanes or bicycle lanes would address any safety risk identified or other potential risk.   

§ 3. Report. a. No later than 270 days after the effective date of this local law, the commissioner shall submit a report to the mayor and the speaker of the council setting forth its findings, as well as recommendations for legislation and policy to address any safety risks and other identified challenges. The report shall include a summary of information considered in formulating any conclusions or recommendations.

b. The commissioner shall publish the report electronically on the department of transportation website no later than 10 days after submission to the mayor and the speaker of the council.

§ 4. Agency support. Each agency affected by this local law shall provide appropriate staff and resources to support the work of such agency related to the study.

§ 5. Effective date. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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LS #13682

4/26/21