Bill S6902-2013

Authorizes the commissioner of transportation to conduct a study pertaining to a proposed expansion of the Long Island Motor Parkway

Authorizes the commissioner of transportation to conduct a study pertaining to a proposed expansion of the Long Island Motor Parkway.

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  • Mar 27, 2014: REFERRED TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION

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BILL NUMBER:S6902

TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to ordering a study and report on a proposed extension of the Long Island Motor Parkway east from Winchester Boulevard to Little Neck Parkway in the county of Queens; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of this bill directs the commissioner of the department of transportation to conduct a study on a proposed extension of the Long Island Motor Parkway east from Winchester Boulevard to Little Neck Parkway in Queens County. The study shall find the estimated cost of the project, the duration of the project, the impact to local traffic patterns and the environmental impact.

Section 2 provides that the department of transportation will report the study's findings to the governor and the legislature by February 1, 2016.

This act will take effect immediately and will be repealed on February 2, 2016.

JUSTIFICATION:

The purpose of this bill is to improve the public space around the Union Turnpike. For years Union Turnpike has been considered one of the most dangerous areas in Queens for bicyclists and pedestrians with one death occurring as recently as January 2014. By extending the existing bike and walking path nearby contained within the Long Island Motor Parkway, public safety can be greatly improved. This bill seeks to order a study concerning the plausibility of this project.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6902 IN SENATE March 27, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation AN ACT in relation to ordering a study and report on a proposed exten- sion of the Long Island Motor Parkway east from Winchester Boulevard to Little Neck Parkway in the county of Queens; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The commissioner of the department of transportation is hereby authorized and directed to conduct a study on a proposed exten- sion of the Long Island Motor Parkway east from Winchester Boulevard to Little Neck Parkway in the county of Queens. 1. Such study shall address no less than the following issues: (a) The estimated total cost of the project. (b) The estimated duration of the project. (c) The impact construction will have on local traffic patterns. (d) The environmental impact of the project, represented in an envi- ronmental impact statement, if such statement is required by law, or is deemed warranted according to the discretion of the commissioner of the department of transportation. 2. The commissioner of the department of transportation shall report such findings to the governor and the legislature by February 1, 2016. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire February 2, 2016 when upon such date the provisions of this act shall be deemed repealed.

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