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City Council Office
 Policy Order Resolution
  O-3
  IN CITY COUNCIL
  September 30, 2013
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG

WHEREAS: In an effort to reduce the adverse effects of truck noise and vibrations on residents, the City of Cambridge has encouraged all trucks to use the system of Posted Truck Routes for the majority of every street; and
     
WHEREAS: Furthermore, the City has received permission to ban trucks on a number of streets to all commercially plated trucks over 2.5 tons gross vehicle weight 24-hours a day; and 
     
WHEREAS: Despite the posting of signage indicating that trucks are prohibited during night time hours, residents of Roberts Road in Cambridge have reported that they continue to suffer from pervasive truck use of their road throughout the day and that the number of trucks using the road seems to be increasing; and 
     

WHEREAS:

Completing a traffic count on Roberts Road by utilizing a mechanism that is able to sense double shocks from truck traffic will allow the City to present an informed case to the Commonwealth as to why trucks should be banned during the day on Roberts Road; now therefore be it
 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to instruct the Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department to complete a traffic count on Roberts Road to assess truck traffic and report back to the City Council.   
    

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