Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2021 #91
Order Adopted
May 3, 2021 5:30 PM

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with the Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, and other relevant City and State departments to explore and implement strategies to enhance safety at the intersection of Memorial Drive and DeWolfe Street

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Department:City Clerk's Office, AMSponsors:Vice Mayor Alanna Mallon, Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui, Councillor Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler, Councillor Patricia Nolan
Category:Policy Order

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WHEREAS:

The City Council was deeply saddened to learn of a serious pedestrian crash at the intersection of Memorial Drive and DeWolfe Street, near the John W. Weeks Bridge, on April 26th, when a pedestrian was struck by a car and critically injured; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

This intersection has long posed a safety threat to pedestrians, cyclists, and other vulnerable road users, especially at night; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

It is incumbent on the City to work with the Department of Conservation and Recreation, as Memorial Drive is owned by the Commonwealth, to address these concerns and implement additional safety measures, such as a flashing “Red Signal Ahead” sign to slow down vehicular traffic ahead of the intersection; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Making much-needed safety improvements at this intersection would align with the Envision Cambridge goal of “[eliminating] traffic fatalities and serious injuries while encouraging active living and improving comfort for people of all ages and abilities”; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with the Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, and other relevant City and State departments to explore and implement strategies to enhance safety at the intersection of Memorial Drive and DeWolfe Street; and be it further

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager report back to the City Council in a timely manner.

 

Meeting History

May 3, 2021 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
YEAS:Dennis J. Carlone, Patricia Nolan, Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler, Alanna Mallon, Marc C. McGovern, Sumbul Siddiqui, E. Denise Simmons, Timothy J. Toomey, Quinton Zondervan






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