Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2016 #284
ORDER ADOPTED
Oct 31, 2016 5:30 PM

That the City Manager coordinate with the Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department and any other necessary departments, be it city or state, to determine which pedestrian crosswalks are in need of additional on street signage.

Information

Department:City Clerk's Office, DCSponsors:Councillor Dennis J. Carlone, Vice Mayor Marc C. McGovern, Councillor Leland Cheung, Mayor E. Denise Simmons
Category:Policy Order

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WHEREAS:

Pedestrian crosswalk intersections that do not contain electronic traffic signals often rely on signage located in the center line of a two way street; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

This signage indicates that under state law, cars must yield to pedestrians within a crosswalk; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

A majority of pedestrian crosswalk intersections do not contain this on street signage, many at school crossings, and therefore, make it difficult for both car operator and pedestrian to know exactly how to proceed when approaching such an intersection; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

This confusion has led to dangerous incidents occurring throughout the city; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to coordinate with the Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department and any other necessary departments, be it city or state, to determine which pedestrian crosswalks are in need of additional on street signage; and be it further

 

 

ORDERED:

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

 

Meeting History

Oct 31, 2016 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED