Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2018 #277
ORDER ADOPTED AS AMENDED
Nov 19, 2018 5:30 PM

That the City Manager work with the Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department to explore the possibility of posting a "no trucks" sign on Hancock Street.

Information

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

Attachments

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  2. ORIGINAL #3

Body

WHEREAS:

Large trucks, including 18-wheelers, rely on GPS technology to navigate through our City, that often leads them down narrow side streets, which is hazardous to the neighborhood; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Large trucks unable to turn at narrow intersections or navigate down narrow streets have repeatedly collided with and damaged telephone poles; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Trucks traveling down narrow streets have also done irreparable damage to residents’ personal property, such as their cars and even homes; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

This has been an issue, especially on Hancock Street between Massachusetts Avenue and Kinnaird Street, where GPS is instructing 18 wheelers to travel down streets that are simply not wide enough; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to work with the Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department to explore the possibility of posting a “no trucks” sign on Hancock Street between Massachusetts Avenue and Kinnard Street; and be it further

 

 

ORDERED:

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

 

Meeting History

Nov 19, 2018 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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9 MEMBERS

RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED AS AMENDED