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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

The DOT Commissioner is authorized by Section 2903(a) of the New York City Charter and Title 19 of the New York City Administrative Code to promulgate rules regarding parking and traffic operations in the City. The rule that DOT is adopting is contained within Chapter 4 of the Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York relating to its Traffic Rules and Regulations.

The purpose of this new rule is to implement a carshare parking pilot program at designated on-street and off-street locations.

Carshare is a program involving vehicles that are owned or leased by organizations whose members rent these vehicles for short periods of time, and provides these members access to a car without the expense of car ownership. By designating parking locations specifically for carshare vehicles of these organizations, this new rule would expand access to carshare and provide an affordable mobility option to more New Yorkers.

Research in other cities shows that carshare programs reduce personal car ownership and vehicle miles travelled among carshare members. Fewer cars on the road and fewer vehicle miles travelled means less congestion, as well as lower carbon emissions and air pollution—key priorities of the City’s OneNYC Plan, which sets measurable goals for a strong, sustainable, resilient and equitable city. In accordance with Local Law No. 47, DOT will evaluate the impact of the pilot program on car ownership rates, mobility, and other relevant factors, including the potential of the pilot to reduce neighborhood parking demand.

The details describing the new rule reflect the following the program’s key components:
• requirement that carshare organizations apply for permits allowing the use of dedicated parking spaces, either on-street or in a municipal parking facility, within carshare parking zones
• requirement that carshare organizations pay a permit fee
• conditions of the carshare permit
• process by which a carshare permit is assigned
• data reporting requirements

In response to comments received by DOT, the following changes have been made to the proposed rule, which are reflected in the adopted rules:

• For clarification purposes, a definition of “equity parking space” has been added, and the definition of “hand control adapted carshare vehicle” has been modified.
• The use of the term “carshare” instead of “carsharing” has been adopted throughout the rule.
• The requirement of attaining an average of 27 miles per gallon (MPG) by all participating carshare vehicles has been removed.
• The conditions under which DOT can decline to issue a permit have been clarified.
• The conditions of a carshare permit have been streamlined, including removing the requirement that carshare organizations not move vehicles from garages or other spaces to the designated on street spaces.
• The paragraph relating to assignments for carshare parking spaces in municipal parking facilities has been re-organized.
• The “Round 3” of the assignment process for on-street carshare parking spaces has been revised.
• Maintenance area size has been reduced from 15 feet to 10 feet.
• The paragraph relating to the relocation of impermissibly parked vehicles has been simplified.

Effective Date: 
Wed, 10/11/2017

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

Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Proposed Rules Content: 

The proposed rule amends the New York City Department of Transportation (“DOT”) Traffic Rules in relation to the implementation of a carshare parking pilot program. This notice was originally published in the City Record on June19, 2017 and has now been revised to clarify the requirements pertaining to permit fees being proposed in section 4-08(o)(6)(iii). There will be an application fee of $765 per carshare organization. For carshare parking spaces in municipal parking facilities, a carshare organization would be required to pay an additional quarterly or monthly permit fee charged by each municipal parking facility.

The purpose of these proposed rule amendments is to implement a carshare parking pilot program at designated on-street and off-street locations. Carsharing is a program involving vehicles that are owned or leased by organizations whose members rent these vehicles for short periods of time, and provides these members access to a car without the expense of car ownership. By designating parking locations specifically for carshare vehicles of these organizations, this new rule would expand access to carshare and provide an affordable mobility option to more New Yorkers.

Research in other cities shows that carshare programs reduce personal car ownership and vehicle miles travelled among carshare members. Fewer cars on the road and fewer vehicle miles travelled means less congestion, as well as lower carbon emissions and air pollution—key priorities of the City’s OneNYC Plan, which sets measurable goals for a strong, sustainable, resilient and equitable city. In accordance with Local Law No. 47, DOT will evaluate the impact of the pilot program on car ownership rates, mobility, and other relevant factors, including the potential of the pilot to reduce neighborhood parking demand.

Specifically, DOT proposes adding:
• requirement that carsharing organizations apply for permits allowing the use of dedicated parking spaces, either on-street or in a municipal parking facility, within carshare parking zones;
• requirement that carsharing organizations pay a permit fee
• conditions of the carshare permit
• process by which a carshare permit is assigned
• data reporting requirements

Subject: 

DOT amendment to Traffic Rules to implement a carshare parking pilot program

Location: 
DOT Bid Room
55 Water Street, Concourse Level Entrance is on the southeast corner of 55 Water St facing the NYC Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza
New York, NY 10041
Contact: 

Alex Keating
Director of Special Project
DOT Transportation Planning and Management
212-839-9685

Download Copy of Proposed Rule (.pdf): 

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

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 amending 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 rule amendments is to update provisions that require modifications due to
changes in the law and to add provisions reflecting updated parking requirements.

The amendments to Chapter 4 of Title 34 are detailed more specifically below:

• Section 4-01(b) is amended to add the definition of “electronic communication device”, which
was originally located in Section 4-08(h)(11), and to add a new definition of “parking meter” and
“pedicab”. The definition for parking meter reflects the fact that the City no longer has single-
spaced meters, and therefore no longer needs to differentiate between single-spaced meters and
multi-spaced meters in the rules. The definition of “pedicab” mirrors the definition found in
section 19-171.2 of the New York City Administrative Code, as added by Local Law 31 of 2011.

• Section 4-08(a)(1) is amended to add a reference to pedicabs with respect to parking, standing
or stopping, mirroring section 19-171.2 of the Administrative Code.

• Section 4-08(a)(10) is deleted to remove obsolete language related to the use of notification
stickers on vehicles. Pursuant to section 19-163.2 of the Administrative Code, as added by Local
Law 20 of 2012, neither DOT nor the Department of Sanitation can affix notification stickers on any
motor vehicle solely in connection with the enforcement of alternate side parking rules.

• Section 4-08(a)(12) is deleted from the rules to reflect the fact that the in-vehicle-parking
system is no longer used within the City.

• Sections 4-08(h)(1), (2),(3), (4), and (5) are being replaced in their entirety with new
language to reflect updated parking requirements, such as the ability to pay for a parking session
via an authorized electronic communication device.

• Sections 4-08(h)(7), (10), (11) are deleted in their entirety to reflect the fact that single
spaced meters are no longer used in the City and that, pursuant to section 19-167.2 of the
Administrative Code, as added by Local Law 29 of 2012, parking meter receipts issued from one
parking meter zone may be used in in other parking meter zones of equal or lower rate structure
until the time
on such parking meter receipt has expired. The remaining paragraphs in the section are re- numbered
respectively.

• Sections 4-08(i)(3), 4-08(l)(3) and 4-08(l)(6) are amended to delete the term “muni-meter” and
replace it throughout the rules with the term “parking meter.”

• Section 4-08(p) is amended to reflect changes to the engine idling provisions pursuant to
section
24-163(f) of the Administrative Code, as added by Local Law 5 of 2009.

In response to comments received by the Department, the following changes were made to the proposed
rules, which are reflected in the adopted rules:

• Clarified section 4-08(h)(4) relating to the transfer of parking time by specifically noting
that this provision applies to payment via a receipt not an electronic communication device.
device.

Effective Date: 
Thu, 04/20/2017

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Proposed Rules Content: 

The proposed rule updates provisions that have become obsolete because of changes in the law and adds provisions reflecting updated parking requirements.

Keywords:
Subject: 

DOT Amendment to Traffic Rules

Location: 
DOT Bid Room
55 Water Street Concourse Level
New York, NY 10041
Contact: 

No contact

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Procedures for an administrative appeal of a New York City Department of Transportation determination to revoke or suspend a disability parking permit.

Effective Date: 
Fri, 11/13/2015

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

Section 2903(a)(15)(a) of the New York City Charter (“Charter”) empowers the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner to issue Special Vehicle Identification Parking Permits, including Parking Permits for People with Disabilities (PPPD).  It further provides that “[a]ny abuse by any person to whom such permit has been issued of any privilege, benefit or consideration granted pursuant to such permit, shall be sufficient cause for revocation of such permit.”  Section 4-08(o)(1)(v) of Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York (“RCNY”) provides that “any abuse by any person of any privilege, benefit or consideration granted by such permit, shall be sufficient cause for revocation of said permit.”

Currently, neither the Charter nor the RCNY provides any guidance for the procedures to revoke or suspend a PPPD. 

This proposed rule sets forth the procedures for an administrative appeal of a determination by the DOT to revoke or suspend a PPPD.

Subject: 

Parking Permits for People with Disabilities.

Location: 
55 Water Street Bid Room
New York, NY 10041
Contact: 

Elsie Martel
rules@dot.nyc.gov

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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 



 Click here (.pdf) for the complete text of the adopted rule.



Effective Date: 
Mon, 08/08/2011

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Proposed Rules Content: 

 Click here (.pdf) for the complete text of the proposed rule.