New York is close to passing a Complete Streets bill. The assembly Complete Streets Bill (A8366) would require that, for all road projects receiving state and federal funds, the agency in charge of the project consider the needs of everyone who uses the roads, using complete streets features such as sidewalks, curb cuts, road diets, and bike lanes. A8366 needs to pass through the Transportation and Ways and Means committees to come to a floor vote.
Agencies would have to publicly demonstrate a “lack of need” or show that such features would have “disproportionate cost” in order to not include them. NYSDOT would also release a progress report after 2 years showing how it had changed its practices to comply with the law.
Source: League of American Bicyclists