Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2019 #134
ORDER ADOPTED AS AMENDED
Apr 8, 2019 5:30 PM

That the City Manager is requested to work with the Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department and the Police Department to increase traffic monitoring resources at the intersection of Prospect and Broadway, especially during morning rush hour.

Information

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

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. Original Order

Body

WHEREAS:

The intersection of Prospect Street and Broadway is one of the busiest in Mid-Cambridge, especially during the morning rush hour; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

The intersection is used by students and families traveling to CRLS, Prospect Hill Academy, Cambridgeport School, the temporary location for the King Open School, and is also home to a Rock n’ Roll Daycare; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

The intersection’s traffic patterns are complicated by having a gas station and a convenience store located on opposite corners, both with open parking lots where cars are further disrupting the flow of traffic; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

The intersection includes no designated left turn signal, leaving cars to make unprotected turns into oncoming traffic and creating traffic conflicts between cars making left turns and students using the crosswalks; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

The intersection of Prospect and Hampshire Street has similar safety concerns, without the benefit of a Crossing Guard; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to work with the Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department and the Cambridge Police Department to explore using additional resources to monitor this busy intersection, as well as the intersection of Prospect and Hampshire Street, especially during the morning rush hour; and be it further

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager report back to the City Council on this matter.

 

Meeting History

Apr 8, 2019 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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BY AFFIRMATIVE VOTE OF NINE MEMBERS

RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED AS AMENDED