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 Policy Order Resolution
  O-4
  Calendar item #1
  AMENDED ORDER
  IN CITY COUNCIL
  June 9, 2014
  June 16, 2014
COUNCILLOR KELLEY

WHEREAS: Concord Avenue is a very narrow street that carries a significant amount of large truck traffic as trucks head into and out of Cambridge from Route 2; and
    
WHEREAS: The narrowness of the street and associated sidewalk results in adjacent buildings being close to the street and shaking when trucks go by; and  
    
WHEREAS: The narrowness of the street and associated sidewalk results in pedestrians on the sidewalk and cyclists on the street being crowded by large trucks that also use the street; and 
     
WHEREAS: The straight sight lines and incline at the junction of Concord Avenue and Craigie Street tend to result in higher speeds as vehicles head towards Huron Avenue, with the increased foundation-damaging vibrations that greater speeds create; and 
     
WHEREAS: Traffic calming techniques and truck bans have both been employed on other City streets to minimize the damage caused and danger posed by large trucks and buses moving swiftly down residential streets; now be it therefore 
    

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with relevant City staff about the feasibility of implementing a truck ban on Concord Avenue and on the possibility of implementing traffic calming to reduce speeds of all vehicles of Concord Avenue and not simply moving truck traffic to another likely unsuitable location; and be it further 
     

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to report back to the City Council on these issues. 

    

CHARTER RIGHT EXERCISED BY: COUNCILLOR TOOMEY  
ORDER ADOPTED AS AMENDED  
CHARTER RIGHT EXERCISED BY COUNCILLOR TOOMEY ON ORDER AS AMENDED
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