Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2016 #288
ORDER ADOPTED AS AMENDED
Oct 31, 2016 5:30 PM

That the City Council acknowledges that said residents and other users desire the City to immediately enact safety improvements to bicycle infrastructure, starting with separated bike lanes on all major city thoroughfares.

Information

Department:City Clerk's Office, NMSponsors:Councillor Nadeem A. Mazen, Councillor Jan Devereux
Category:Policy Order

Body

WHEREAS:

Well over 2000 users of Cambridge’s streets, including well over 1000 Cambridge residents, have signed the attached petition: “In light of the tragic deaths of Dr. Bernard ‘Joe’ Lavins, Amanda Phillips, and Marcia Deihl, all killed by trucks in Cambridge in the last two years, we call on the City of Cambridge to immediately follow through on its commitment to enact safety improvements to bicycle infrastructure across the city, starting with separated bike lanes on all major city thoroughfares”; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

These signatures represent a broad cross-section of Cambridge’s community, including, first and foremost, residents from all parts of Cambridge, but also including employees of Cambridge’s many large and small businesses, people who shop or eat at restaurants in Cambridge, people on their way to school in Cambridge, people visiting friends in Cambridge, and many others; now therefore be it

 

 

RESOLVED:

That the City Council acknowledges said signatures; and be it further

 

 

RESOLVED:

That the City Council acknowledges that said residents and other users desire the City to immediately enact safety improvements to bicycle infrastructure, starting with separated bike lanes on all major city thoroughfares; and be it further

 

 

ORDERED:

That the attached petition be referred to the Neighborhood and Long Term Planning hearing scheduled for November 2, 2016.

 

Meeting History

Oct 31, 2016 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

Referred to the Neighborhood and Long Term Planning Committee.

RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED AS AMENDED