vesparado wrote:Did my own research. Yes NYC DOT has anti-skid requirements for road plates and most on our roads do not meet the standards. I've contacted the Commissioner of DOT.
jerlbaum wrote:vesparado wrote:Did my own research. Yes NYC DOT has anti-skid requirements for road plates and most on our roads do not meet the standards. I've contacted the Commissioner of DOT.
We need to accumulate this and other specific ideas for general road improvements on one page. That way, when we get asked what changed we would like, we have them all in one place.
The Department of Transportation inspected the condition and issued a summons to the responsible party. A re-inspection will be done within 10 days. If the condition still exists, a second summons will be issued. In some cases, the Department of Transportation will make the repairs and charge the responsible party for the costs.
Per DOT's advice I called 311 on four steel road plates in Manhattan that do not have the required anti-skid coating. Three now say they they've been fined & will be reinspected. A fourth, Service Request # C1-1-775200241, I reported on Friday Aug. 17 at 6:30pm. Four and a half hours later (at 11pm) it was closed, citing "the condition was inspected and it was in compliance with Department of Transportation standards, not hazardous, or a valid permit exists." Of course, the plate is not in compliance. How is there no appeals process for this? It seems a total waste of time to call back in and re-report the same complaint.
By the way, a 2004 Transportation Alternatives study showed that 66% of the plates were not compliant. This is a huge issue for cyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians, so I'm sure you can appreciate my zeal in getting a proper response through 311. Thanks again for your help.
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