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City Council Office
 Policy Order Resolution
  O-7
  IN CITY COUNCIL
  March 4, 2013
COUNCILLOR KELLEY
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG
MAYOR DAVIS
COUNCILLOR DECKER
COUNCILLOR MAHER
COUNCILLOR REEVES
VICE MAYOR SIMMONS
COUNCILLOR TOOMEY
COUNCILLOR VANBEUZEKOM

WHEREAS: Sections of Linear Park from the Alewife MBTA Station to the Davis Square T Station have problematic drainage issues; and
     
WHEREAS: Where the path drains poorly, dangerous ice can form in colder weather, inconvenient puddles can form in warmer weather and a narrowing of the usable path can occur to the point where safe passage for pedestrians, runners and cyclist is very difficult; and  
    
WHEREAS: The sections of Linear Park that have these problems may be under the various jurisdictions of the MBTA, Cambridge and Somerville; and 
    
WHEREAS: All of these sections are used by Cambridge residents and visitors on a regular basis;  now therefore be it  
 
ORDERED: That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with relevant City staff, MBTA staff, the City of Somerville and any other entities that may have responsibility for the section of Linear Park stretching from the MBTA's Alewife Station to its Davis Square Station  to determine what flooding, drainage, sightline, maintenance and traffic flow issues exist, who is responsible for addressing them and how they will be fixed and; be it further 
     

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to report back to the City Council on the results of these conferences; and be it further 
      

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to report back to the City Council with a plan, to include relevant funding in the upcoming budget if necessary, to address the issues along Linear Park for which Cambridge is responsible. 
    

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