Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2019 #369
ORDER ADOPTED
Nov 18, 2019 5:30 PM

That the City Manager is hereby requested to confer with the Department of Public Works to delay trash collection on Lexington Avenue, Lakeview Avenue and Standish Street until after 9:00 a.m. to alleviate traffic congestion in the area prior to the start of the Tobin school day, and to ensure on-time school bus schedules on Tuesdays.

Information

Department:City Clerk's Office, AMSponsors:Councillor Alanna Mallon
Category:Policy Order

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WHEREAS:

Access to the Tobin Montessori and Vassal Lane Upper Schools by school buses as well as parents and caregivers are limited by just a few one-way streets in West Cambridge at school drop off time; Lakeview Avenue, Lexington Avenue and Standish Street; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

It is difficult for both school buses and vehicles to drop students off at the Tobin Montessori and Vassal Lane Upper Schools on Tuesdays, trash collection day, as the major routes to the school are often partially blocked by a trash collection vehicle; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Significant delays of school buses can negatively affect the rest of the school bus schedule as the Tobin Montessori School day starts at 7:55 a.m. and the Vassal Lane Upper School day starts at 8:55 a.m.; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and is hereby requested to confer with the Department of Public Works to delay trash collection on Lexington Avenue, Lakeview Avenue and Standish Street until after 9:00 a.m. to alleviate traffic congestion in the area prior to the start of the school day, and to ensure on-time school bus schedules on Tuesdays.

 

Meeting History

Nov 18, 2019 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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8-0-1

RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED [8 TO 0]
YEAS:Dennis J. Carlone, Jan Devereux, Alanna Mallon, Marc C. McGovern, Sumbul Siddiqui, E. Denise Simmons, Timothy J. Toomey, Quinton Zondervan
ABSENT:Craig A. Kelley