Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2018 #133
ORDER ADOPTED AS AMENDED
May 14, 2018 5:30 PM

That the City Manager is requested to work with the Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department to develop a small business parking pilot that would allow temporary on-street employee parking during typical daytime operating hours. CHARTER RIGHT EXERCISED BY MAYOR MCGOVERN

Information

Department:City Clerk's Office, AMSponsors:Councillor Alanna Mallon, Councillor Sumbul Siddiqui, Councillor E. Denise Simmons
Category:Policy Order

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  2. Original Order

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CHARTER RIGHT EXERCISED BY MAYOR MCGOVERN

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WHEREAS:

Inman Square is a major business district not served by the MBTA subway line and has limited parking options for small business owners and staff; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

The reduction of parking spots in Inman Square makes it even more important to prioritize the already limited number of metered spots for business patrons; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

A lack of adequate parking, especially for employees, has been a major concern and added operating expense for Inman Square business owners, and securing adequate parking is a way the City of Cambridge can help small businesses to reduce costs of interacting with the City; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to work with the Traffic and Parking Department and the Economic Development Department to survey neighborhood streets adjacent to Inman Square to determine the feasibility of implementing a program that would allow day or temporary passes for small businesses during typical daytime operating hours. Variables to be considered may be:

·         A limit on the number of passes issued per business

·         Limiting the hours passes are valid to daytime hours, such as between 8:00am-6:00pm

·         Disallowing parking on certain streets that are already congested

·         A way to ensure that the pass is being used by the business/employee it was issued to

·         Determine a timeframe for, and methods of, evaluating the program; and be it further

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to report back to the Council in a timely manner.

 

Meeting History

May 7, 2018 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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CHARTER RIGHT EXERCISED BY MAYOR MCGOVERN

RESULT:CHARTER RIGHTNext: 5/14/2018 5:30 PM
May 14, 2018 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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BY SUBSTITUTION 5-4-0

RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED AS AMENDED