STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
January 6, 2021
Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation
AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to redefining
the term "crosswalk" to include an unmarked portion of the roadway
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Section 110 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by
2 adding a new subdivision (c) to read as follows:
3 (c) Where no marked crosswalk exists, a crosswalk is that portion of
4 the roadway described in the following:
5 1. Where a sidewalk, shoulder or a combination thereof exists, a
6 crosswalk is the portion of a roadway at an intersection, not more than
7 twenty feet in width as measured from the prolongation of the lateral
8 line of a roadway toward the prolongation of the adjacent property line,
9 that is included within:
10 a. the connection of the lateral lines of the sidewalks, shoulders or
11 a combination thereof on opposite sides of the street or highway meas-
12 ured from the curbs, or in the absence of curbs, from the edges of the
13 traveled roadway; or
14 b. the prolongation of the lateral lines of a sidewalk, shoulder or
15 both, to the sidewalk or shoulder on the opposite side of the street, if
16 the prolongation would meet such sidewalk or shoulder.
17 2. If there is neither a sidewalk or a shoulder, a crosswalk is the
18 portion of the roadway at an intersection measuring not less than six
19 feet in width that would be included within the prolongation of the
20 lateral lines of the sidewalk, shoulder or both on the opposite side of
21 the street or highway if there were a sidewalk.
22 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.