Sidewalk Scaffolding Legislation Introduction

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Introductions Regarding Scaffolding on Sidewalks

Introductions 954, 955, and 956 were introduced to the NY City Council on 3.16.23

  • Introduction 954: protects our city’s green spaces by requiring scaffolding to avoid obstructing playgrounds and parks. Scaffolding in these areas would have to be a minimum of 12 feet high and avoid use of cross-bracing.
  • Introduction 955: makes scaffolding brighter and safer - especially at night - by updating lighting requirements to LED lights that have at least 90 lumens per watt as opposed to the current 45.
  • Introduction 956: establishes penalties for property owners who fail to apply for a work permit within 6 months of installing scaffolding.

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