DOT Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Traffic Rules

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Comment By: 
Monday, February 5, 2018

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


The purpose of these proposed rule amendments is to reflect simplified parking signage that DOT has implemented over the last few years as well as to make general clean-up amendments.   Specifically, the amendments to Chapter 4 of Title 34 are the following:



Section 4-01(b) is amended to add a new definition for “dedicated use signs”, and update the definition of “taxi” to include green taxis.



Section 4-08(a)(1) is amended to clarify that standing is prohibited when a dedicated use sign is posted.



Section 4-08(a)(6) is amended to delete obsolete references to parking meters.



Sections 4-08(c), 4-08(d), and 4-08(k), 4-08(l), and 4-08(o) are amended to clarify and delete certain references to specific dedicated use signs.



Sections 4-08(d), 4-08(l)(1), and 4-08(o) are amended to update certain references to “handicapped permits”;  delete a reference to a painted blue line in the Blue Zone; and delete certain obsolete portions of the rules relating to IVPS system.



Section  4-11(a)(3) is being repealed in its entirety as it is no longer applicable.




Section 4-12(m) is amended to reflect bus lane restrictions as contemplated by Local Law 113 of  2013.

Public Hearing

DOT proposed rule amending the traffic rules to reflect current parking signage and a clarification on bus lanes.

Public Hearing Date: 
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 2:00pm

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