To accommodate pedestrian flow on busy sidewalks and to keep sidewalks clean, DOT is working with the City Council to pass legislation to streamline the news rack registration process, encourage the use of modular racks, and hold owners more accountable for their dirty or disorderly racks.
Strategic Plan 2016 Initiative
Related OneNYC Initiative
Short-Term Milestones (by end of 2017)
DOT will partner with the City Council to update news rack regulations to keep sidewalks clean and orderly.
DOT continues discussions with the Council on reforms to the newsrack law to hold owners more accountable, streamline requirements, and encourage modular racks.