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City Council Office
 Policy Order Resolution
  O-17
  Calendar item #3
  IN CITY COUNCIL
  September 9, 2013
  September 16, 2013
COUNCILLOR KELLEY

WHEREAS:

There is often conflict between cyclists and busses, garbage trucks and other large vehicles; and

   
WHEREAS:

This conflict may be minimized by allowing cyclists a hands-on opportunity to sit in the driver's seat of these vehicles and see how limited the driver's fields of vision are, to include the views using the rear view mirrors and also how cyclists may not be as visible as they think even if they are in the driver's field of vision; now be it therefore;

   

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with relevant City Staff and MBTA officials to investigate the possibility of having busses or other large public vehicles available at large scale cycling events, such as Cambridge's Bow-Tie ride, where drivers and safety professionals could help cyclists better understand the limitations of these vehicles and how best to safely share streets with them; and be it further

    

ORDERED:

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

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