DOT Notice of Adoption-- Traffic Rules Amendment Relating to Bicycle Sharing System

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Effective Date: 
Thursday, August 16, 2018

The Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) is authorized to issue rules regarding parking and traffic operations in the City pursuant to Section 2903(a) of the New York City Charter.  The rules that DOT amends are contained within Chapter 4 of Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York, relating to its “Traffic Rules.”

This rule clarifies that a bicycle sharing system must not be operated in New York City without the DOT’s prior written authorization.  Specifically, the amendments to the Traffic Rules are as follows:

•Section 4-01 is amended by adding new definitions for “bicycle sharing system”, “person” and “public highway”.  

•Section 4-12(p)(6) is amended by adding a new paragraph that establishes the specific rule that prohibits operating a bicycle sharing system in New York City without the prior written authorization of the Department.