Today, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law legislation passed by Council Member Joseph Borelli (R – South Shore) that would require New York City agencies to provide safe access for both pedestrians and park users that are being dropped off by vehicles by installing sidewalks and pathways at all active-recreation (athletic fields, courts, etc.) parks constructed after the passage of the bill.
This is Borelli’s first piece of legislation that has been passed by the City Council, and signed into law by the Mayor of the City of New York.
Intro. 1411-A was derived of the frustration of countless parents and children who, in trying to safely access their local parks for weekend soccer matches, have had to carry equipment and push strollers on Arthur Kill Road because no sidewalks were ever installed to provide safe access from the street. Over the last year, Council Member Borelli’s office has worked with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and other municipal stakeholders to ensure that the issue would be resolved and the solution would be feasible for the city to implement.
For more information about 1411-A, please visit: www.on.nyc.gov/2wQW7T4