Bill Passed to Make New York City Streets Safer for Bikers and Pedestrians


Beginning December 27, 2016 the streets of New York City will be safer for individuals walking and biking. The new local law labeled Intro 997-A protects pedestrians who enter a crosswalk during the flashing “Pedestrian Change Interval” to have the right of way. Currently, Section 4-03 of the Rules of the City of New York states that no pedestrian should enter or cross the roadway during the time the change interval is flashing.


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