Amendment relating to pedestrian traffic managers

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Friday, September 7, 2012

 

 

STATEMENT OF BASIS AND PURPOSE

 

The Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) is authorized to promulgate rules regarding highway operations in the City pursuant to Section 2903(b) of the New York City Charter.

 

The purpose of the proposed rule is to provide pedestrian and cyclist safety around large construction projects.

The proposed rule will achieve this goal by:

·         giving the Department of Transportation Commissioner discretion to require the use of pedestrian traffic managers at selected construction sites.

·         providing experience and certification criteria for pedestrian traffic managers.

 

Background

DOT permittees already provide staff to control vehicular traffic around large construction projects. However, with the increase in bicycle ridership and pedestrian volume throughout the city, it is important that permittees also place trained pedestrian traffic managers, who will focus on bicycle and pedestrian safety, in and around major construction projects. Permittees have recently deployed pedestrian traffic managers successfully at large construction sites, such as the World Trade Center site and the reconstruction of Peck Slip in Lower Manhattan.

 

 

Public Hearing
Subject: 

Opportunity to comment on proposed amendment by the Department of Transportation of rules relating to pedestrian traffic managers.

Public Hearing Date: 
Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 2:00pm
Contact: 

Joshua Benson
Director of Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs
55 Water Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10041
212-839-7193

Location: 
DOT
55 Water Street BID Room, Room A
New York, NY 10041