Skip to content

Loading Zones Regulations

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Rule status: Proposed

Agency: DOT

Comment by date: February 7, 2023

Rule Full Text

The New York City Department of Transportation is proposing an amendment to its traffic rules to establish loading zone regulations.

Attendees who need reasonable accommodation for a disablity such as a sign language translation should contact the agency by calling 1 (212) 839-6500 or emailing by January 31, 2023

Send comments by

  • Email:
  • Fax: 1 (212) 839-7188
  • Mail: Charles Ukegbu, Assistant Commissioner of Regional & Strategic, New York City Department of Transportation, 55 Water Street Room/Floor: 6th Floor ; New York, New York 10041

Public Hearings


February 7, 2023
10:00am - 11:00am EST


Connect Virtually
Meeting ID: 957 2139 4822
Password: 649782

To join the hearing only by phone, use the following information to connect:
Phone: 1-929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 957 2139 4822
Password: 649782

Disability Accommodation

Comments close by February 7, 2023

Add a comment

Notes. "Required" indicates a required field. Your email address will not be made public.

Online comments: 3

  • Michael

    I support the amendment but there also needs to be further enforcement and potential significant others penalty for serial abusers.

    The regulation in it’s current form is constantly being abused and not enforced in Manhattan.

    Comment added January 10, 2023 8:56am
  • cee

    Need to include language about no idling–turn off motors.
    The current loading/unloading of food items to restaurants from trucks often lasts more than an hour in some areas.
    The current waiting time to pick up passengers from bars and restaurants often lasts more than 1/2 hour in some areas.
    The current loading/unloading of furniture from people moving in and out of apartments often lasts more than an hour in some areas.
    I know that this is currently illegal for short periods of time… but seldom enforced. Meanwhile our air is getting more and more polluted from this practice.
    Once again, you can put these laws into effect; however, if there is no enforcement of the rules, it’s just a waste of time and a lot of hot air coming out of politicians’ mouths and vehicles’ mufflers.

    Comment added January 13, 2023 5:31pm
  • Ronnie Wolf

    The use of loading zones in the evenings across or set under a residential building is very problematic in the evening. Who is going to monitor the voices of individuals conversing loudly when they “ think” the area is empty? How about their vehicles idling so they can keep warm or use its lights? DOT must promise the taxpayers who will be most impacted by this action, that these zones won’t be used evenings, under or across the street from residential buildings.

    Comment added January 24, 2023 5:09am