Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2016 #129
ORDER ADOPTED AS AMENDED
May 9, 2016 5:30 PM

That the City Manager is requested to confer with all relevant City staff and departments to examine the feasibility of posting advisory signage to broadly encourage a motor vehicle speed limit of 20 to 25 miles per hour on City streets.

Information

Department:City Clerk's Office, DCSponsors:Councillor Dennis J. Carlone, Vice Mayor Jan Devereux, Mayor Marc C. McGovern
Category:Policy Order

Attachments

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  2. Original Order

Body

WHEREAS:

The City of Cambridge is considered a "thickly settled" community, and as such, the general speed limit is defined as 30 miles per hour on the many Cambridge streets where no speed limit is posted; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Last month, the Boston City Council voted unanimously to lower the speed limit on thickly settled streets from 30 to 20 miles per hour and in school zones from 20 to 15 miles per hour; and

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City of Cambridge supports the efforts of the Boston City Council and encourage Mayor Walsh and Governor Baker to approve a reduced speed limit; and be it further

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City of Cambridge supports and joins the larger regional efforts to reduce speed limits in “thickly settled” communities; and be it further

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with all relevant City staff and departments to examine the feasibility of posting advisory signage to broadly encourage a motor vehicle speed limit of 20 to 25 miles per hour on City streets; and be it further

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to report back to the City Council explaining what mechanism the City Council and the City Manager legally has to set speed limits on Cambridge Streets.

 

Meeting History

May 9, 2016 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

ORDER ADOPTED AND REFERRED TO THE TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMITTEE.

RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED AS AMENDED






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