Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2020 #53
Order Adopted
Mar 16, 2020 5:30 PM

That the City Council go on record stating its intent to have Cambridge be one of the pilot communities if Senate Bill 2553 passes

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Department:City Clerk's Office, PNSponsors:Councillor Patricia Nolan, Vice Mayor Alanna Mallon, Councillor Dennis J. Carlone
Category:Policy Order

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WHEREAS:

Cambridge is committed to identifying and eliminating preventable causes of traffic fatalities and serious injuries; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

In 2016, the Council adopted Vision Zero to promote safe and sustainable transportation, including “strategic enforcement of traffic rules and regulations”; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

In 2019 there were 1,454 vehicle crashes in Cambridge, with hot spots in Central and Inman Square where traffic enforcement is difficult for safety reasons; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

The Massachusetts Legislature Ways and Means committee will be reviewing Senate Bill 2553 next session, which calls for a pilot program of automated traffic enforcement in 10 communities across the state; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

S2552 was written with privacy concerns in mind, including an emphasis on protecting minority communities, and the only data captured during this pilot program are license plate numbers which are deleted within 48 hours; now therefore be it

 

 

RESOLVED:

That the City Council go on record in support of this bill; and be it further

 

 

RESOLVED:

That the City Council go on record stating its intent to have Cambridge be one of the pilot communities if this bill passes.

 

Meeting History

Mar 16, 2020 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
YEAS:Dennis J. Carlone, Patricia Nolan, Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler, Alanna Mallon, Marc C. McGovern, Sumbul Siddiqui, E. Denise Simmons, Timothy J. Toomey, Quinton Zondervan