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TRAFFIC AND PARKING COMMITTEE

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TRAFFIC AND PARKING COMMITTEE

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Committee Meeting

Thursday - April 19, 2018, 6:30 PM

Committee Room 2nd Floor City Hall

AGENDA

(Posted online: 4/15/18 at 10:30 PM)

1. Approval of the April 2, 2018 Minutes

2. Approval of the November 30, 2017 Minutes

3. 203945: Discuss (Heuston) That the City Solicitor appear before the Committee on Traffic and Parking to describe how the Traffic Commission agenda

is prepared, and whether this
Tagged Passions:boards and commissions, Solicitor, parking, and traffic

Board can place items on that agenda.

4. 205092: Discuss (Clingan) That the Traffic Commission consider creating a process for residents to comment on parking changes that affect their

streets.
Tagged Passions:streets, boards and commissions, parking, and traffic

5. 204127: Discuss (Heuston) That the Traffic Commission create a requirement to notify abutters of pending agenda items which may impact their

streets.
Tagged Passions:streets, boards and commissions, and traffic

6. 200994: Discuss (Niedergang) That the Traffic Commission consider amending Article 14 to provide a separate and simplified means for requesting

speed bumps where needed.
Tagged Passions:boards and commissions and traffic

7. 202787: Discuss (Niedergang) That the Traffic Commission consider amending Article 14 of the City Traffic Regulations to provide a simplified

means for residents and Aldermen to
Tagged Passions:boards and commissions, regulation, and traffic

request, and for the Commission to approve, the placement of speed bumps on residential

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streets.

Tagged Passions:streets

8. 202103: Discuss (Niedergang, Davis, Heuston) That the Traffic Commission consider increasing the fine for blocking a driveway from 30 to 100.

Tagged Passions:boards and commissions and traffic

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9. 204874: Discuss (Hirsch, Niedergang) That the Director of Traffic and Parking publish de-identified parking permit data in the city s open data

portal so as to permit community analysis and discussion of issues related to the supply and demand of parking.
Tagged Passions:open government, parking, and traffic

10. 202984: Discuss (Rossetti) That the Director of Traffic and Parking report the number of guest passes and resident parking stickers issued for

FY15, FY16 and FY17 to date.
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11. 204169: Discuss (Niedergang) That the Commissioner of Public Works re-evaluate the rush hour traffic light timing at Magoun Square, and whether

the Broadway green light for
Tagged Passions:Public Works, traffic, and public works

Medford Street is too short, backing up traffic on Medford Street through the Square.

Tagged Passions:streets and traffic

12. 204735: Discuss (Niedergang) That the Director of Traffic and Parking paint the intersection of Broadway at Hinckley Street with a Don t block

the box symbol so motorists on Broadway don't prevent cars from exiting Hinckley Street.
Tagged Passions:streets, parking, and traffic

13. 204734: Discuss (Niedergang) That the Chief of Police conduct traffic enforcement during the afternoon rush hour at the intersection of Hinckley

Street and Broadway so motorists on
Tagged Passions:streets, public safety, and traffic

Broadway don't prevent cars from exiting Hinckley Street.

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14. 200263: Discuss (Niedergang, Rossetti) That the Director of Traffic and Parking consider the attached suggestions from Ward 5 residents to

improve traffic flow during rush hours in
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Magoun Square and report back to this Board.

15. 203274: Discuss (McWatters, Rossetti, Connolly, Sullivan, White Jr.) That the Director of Traffic and Parking consider placing a raised crosswalk

at the intersection of Summer and
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Lowell Streets.

Tagged Passions:streets

16. 205448: Discuss (Ewen-Campen) That the Director of SPCD provide recommendations on making the intersection of Summer and Central Streets safer

for pedestrians, bicyclists
Tagged Passions:streets and Pedestrian

and drivers.

17. 205449: Discuss (Ewen-Campen) That the Director of SPCD provide traffic calming recommendations for School Street, from Highland Avenue to Summer

Street.
Tagged Passions:streets, education, and traffic

18. 205450: Discuss (Ewen-Campen) That the Director of SPCD provide traffic calming recommendations for Vinal Avenue.

Tagged Passions:traffic

19. 201006: Discuss (Niedergang) That the Director of Engineering, the Director of Capital Projects and the Director of SPCD report to this Board by

5/12/16 on adding a crosswalk on
Tagged Passions:capital spending and Capital Spending

Cedar Street at Albion Street and Lexington Avenue.

Tagged Passions:streets

20. 204883: Discuss (Niedergang, Davis) That the Director of Traffic and Parking add a

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second crosswalk on Summer Street at Hancock Street and on Lexington Avenue at

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Hancock Street.

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21. 202104: Discuss (Niedergang) That the Director of Traffic and Parking and the Director of Engineering report to this Board on the timeframe for

re-striping crosswalks that are
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erased due to repaving or construction.

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22. 202105: Discuss (Davis, Niedergang) That the Administration develop a process for interim crosswalk painting and/or other measures to protect

pedestrians when road work or
Tagged Passions:arts, streets, and Pedestrian

other conditions prevent the immediate re-striping of road markings.

Tagged Passions:streets

23. 200266: Discuss (Sullivan) That the Commissioner of Public Works repaint the faded NO CYCLING markers on sidewalks and install NO BIKE RIDING

PLEASE WALK YOUR BIKE signs in central business districts.
Tagged Passions:streets, Public Works, Bicycles, Pedestrian, bicycles, public works, and business

24. 202099: Discuss (Rossetti, Sullivan, Davis, Lafuente, Ballantyne, McWatters, Heuston) That the Director of Traffic and Parking install signage at

all traffic light intersections for
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enforcement of bicycling regulations.

Tagged Passions:regulation

25. 202110: Discuss (Sullivan, Heuston) That the Director of Traffic and Parking repaint the NO SIDEWALK CYCLING decals on the sidewalks in the

business districts and post larger
Tagged Passions:streets, Pedestrian, parking, traffic, and business

signage in both English and Spanish.

Tagged Passions:advertising and signage

26. 204252: Discuss (Niedergang) That the Chief of Police assign officers to conduct traffic enforcement of bicyclists during the morning rush hour

at the Cedar Street Community Path
Tagged Passions:streets, public safety, and traffic

crossing, and include the Bicycle Advisory Committee in any discussions.

Tagged Passions:Bicycles and bicycles

27. 204253: Discuss (Niedergang) That the Director of SPCD consider adding some sort of signal or barrier to cause bicyclists to slow or stop at the

Community Path intersections with

Cedar Street and Willow Avenue, and include the Bicycle Advisory Committee in any

Tagged Passions:streets, Bicycles, and bicycles

discussions.

28. 204254: Discuss (Niedergang) That the Chief of Police increase traffic enforcement of bicyclists in the fall and mid- to late-spring, when

bicycle traffic is at its peak.
Tagged Passions:public safety, Bicycles, bicycles, and traffic

29. 200017: Discuss Traffic and Parking Director submitting responses to various Board Orders

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submitted 8/27/15.

30. 200088: Discuss Traffic and Parking Director submitting responses to various Board Orders

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submitted 9/24/15.

31. 200354: Discuss DPW Commissioner responding to various Board Orders submitted

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10/22/15.

32. 202825: Discuss Director of Traffic and Parking responding to items approved at the

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1/26/17 meeting.

33. 202961: Discuss Traffic and Parking Director responding to items approved 2/23/17.

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34. 202962: Discuss Traffic and Parking Director responding to items approved 2/14/17.

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35. 203106: Discuss Director of Traffic and Parking responding to Board Orders approved at

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the 3/23/17 meeting.

36. 203107: Discuss Director of Traffic and Parking responding to Board Orders approved at

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the 3/9/17 meeting.

37. 203628: Discuss Director of Traffic and Parking responding to items approved at the

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04/27/17 meeting.

38. 203629: Discuss Director of Traffic and Parking responding to items approved at the

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05/11/17 meeting.

39. 204333: Discuss Director of Traffic and Parking responding to Board Orders approved at

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the 7/13/17 meeting.

40. 204334: Discuss Director of Traffic and Parking responding to Board Orders approved at

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the 8/24/17 meeting.

41. 199958: Discuss (Niedergang) That the Director of Traffic and Parking place a DEAD END sign at the intersection of Roberts and Hinckley Streets.

Tagged Passions:streets, parking, drugs, and traffic

42. 200250: Discuss (Niedergang, Lafuente) That the Director of Traffic and Parking install a crosswalk at Central and Forster Streets.

Tagged Passions:streets, parking, and traffic

43. 200262: Discuss (Niedergang) That the Director of Traffic and Parking report to this Board on whether the use of mirrors to provide improved

sight lines for exiting driveways or
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narrow streets has been considered here.

Tagged Passions:streets

44. 201148: Discuss (Niedergang) That the Director of Traffic and Parking replace the unreadable PRIVATE WAY and TOW ZONE signs at Olive Avenue and

Linden Avenue,
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and repair the NOT A THROUGH STREET sign at 10 Olive Avenue.

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45. 200524: Discuss (Niedergang) That the Director of Traffic and Parking install Slow Children Crossing or Caution Children at Play signage to slow

traffic at the intersection of Central and Forster Streets.
Tagged Passions:streets, advertising, signage, parking, and traffic

46. 204733: Discuss (Niedergang) That the Director of Traffic and Parking post a NO U- TURN sign on Porter Street at Highland Avenue.

Tagged Passions:streets, parking, and traffic

47. 200525: Discuss (Niedergang) That the Commissioner of Public Works direct MA DOT to repair the sidewalks on the Central Street bridge near

Hoyt-Sullivan Park, and report to
Tagged Passions:streets, Public Works, Pedestrian, parks, and public works

this Board on progress.

48. 200774: Discuss (Davis, Niedergang) That the Director of Traffic and Parking consider installing designated metered motorcyle/moped parking spots

near Davis Square.
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49. 201798: Discuss (Niedergang) That the Director of Traffic and Parking install a SLOW CHILDREN CROSSING or CAUTION CHILDREN AT PLAY sign on

Central Street south of Forster Street, on the east side of the street. (2nd request)
Tagged Passions:streets, parking, and traffic

50. 204336: Discuss (Rossetti) That the Traffic Commission discuss, at its October meeting, revising the rules for the renewal of residential parking

permits and consider fee proration
Tagged Passions:boards and commissions, parking, and traffic

for periods less than a full year.

51. 204450: Discuss Ben Morelli submitting comments re: 204336, prorating residential

parking permits.

Tagged Passions:parking

52. 202926: Discuss (Niedergang) That the Director of Traffic and Parking erect signs at the city borders encouraging motorists to drive safely and

informing them of the 25 mph speed
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limit and 20 mph safety zones.

53. 203073: Discuss (Niedergang) That the Director of Traffic and Parking discuss with the Ward 5 Alderman, the request for four no parking spots at

the intersection of Murdock and
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Cedar Streets.

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54. 203511: Discuss (Niedergang) That the Director of Traffic and Parking report to the Ward 5 Alderman on the Murdock Street neighbors request for

four no parking spots on Murdock Street at Cedar Street.
Tagged Passions:streets, parking, and traffic

55. 203509: Discuss (Niedergang) That the Director of Traffic and Parking replace the missing Pedestrian Impact Recovery System in the crosswalk at

Morrison Avenue and
Tagged Passions:Pedestrian, parking, and traffic

Highland Road.

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