DOT Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Traffic Rules--Bicycle Sharing System

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:1)

Comment By: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
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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 is seeking to amend are contained within Chapter 4 of Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York, relating to its “Traffic Rules.”

This proposed rule would clarify 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 being proposed are as follows:

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

• Section 4-12(p)(6) would be 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.

Public Hearing


Public Hearing Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018 - 1:00pm

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DOT Bid Room
55 Water Street, Concourse Level Entrance is located on the SE corner of 55 Water St facing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza
New York, NY 10041