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City Council Office
 Policy Order Resolution
  O-4
  IN CITY COUNCIL
  December 17, 2012
COUNCILLOR VANBEUZEKOM
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG
MAYOR DAVIS
COUNCILLOR DECKER
COUNCILLOR KELLEY
COUNCILLOR MAHER
COUNCILLOR REEVES
VICE MAYOR SIMMONS
COUNCILLOR TOOMEY

WHEREAS: Cambridge is viewed as an official Walking City and we strive to be bicycle-friendly as well; and
   
WHEREAS: Large freight trailers such as tractor-trailers, semi-trailers, flatbeds, tankers and tandem freight trailers have difficulty navigating the narrow, congested streets of Cambridge including major arteries; and
   
WHEREAS: At least two fatalities in Cambridge and two fatalities this year in Boston involved tractor-trailers; now therefore be it
   
ORDERED: That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with the Director of the Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department to discuss ways to ban tandem tractor-trailers from entering the city; and be it further
   

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with the Director of the Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department with the view in mind of requiring large freight vehicles of a certain size to transfer freight to a smaller vehicle before entering the city; and be it further
 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to report back to the City Council on this matter. 
    

REFERRED TO THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR VANBEUZEKOM  
REFERRED TO THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR VANBEUZEKOM
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