Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2018 #199
ORDER ADOPTED AS AMENDED
Jul 30, 2018 5:30 PM

That the City Manager is requested to confer with relevant City staff to determine the navigational editing capabilities of the City of Cambridge.

Information

Department:City Clerk's Office, CKSponsors:Councillor Craig A. Kelley, Councillor Quinton Zondervan, Councillor Alanna Mallon, Vice Mayor Jan Devereux
Category:Policy Order

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. ORIGINAL ORDER

Body

WHEREAS:

GPS-enabled navigation aid devices such as Garmin, Google Maps, Apple Maps and WAZE are in general use and allow members of the public, Transportation Network Companies, trucking companies and others to use shortcuts and different routes that put unexpected and at times overwhelming traffic on Cambridge’s smaller roads or roads that, for whatever reason, cannot handle specific types of traffic such as tractor-trailer trucks; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Many navigational companies allow external editing to reflect road conditions, traffic signals, street use limitations such as “No Left Turn” or “Do Not Enter from 3-7 PM” and similar use constraints; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Such editing can help guide traffic down suitable roads in compliance with local traffic regulations in real world time as those regulations change; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with relevant City staff to determine what navigational editing capabilities the City of Cambridge has and report back to the City Council informing the Council of, along with any other relevant information:

1.       Which navigational companies have given the City editing power and to what extent;

2.       Which navigational companies the City is working with to establish editing power and to what extent

3.       Which street limitations, such as “No Left Turn,” “Do Not Enter from 3-7 PM” or “No Trucks” have been entered on which navigational systems

4.       What sort of use information is provided to the City from which navigational systems

5.       What interventions the City is considering, such as “Open To Local Residents Only” or “90 Degree turn ahead- no trucks” signs or targeted traffic enforcement details at specific stop signs (which are often rolled through as people take WAZE directed shortcuts through Cambridge), to minimize the disruptive impact of navigational devices on local streets

 

 

ORDERED:

That the Transportation and Public Utilities Committee be and hereby is requested to schedule a hearing to learn more about the City’s interaction with navigational device services.

 

Meeting History

Jul 30, 2018 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED AS AMENDED