MA - Somerville: TRAFFIC AND PARKING COMMITTEE

Get alerted when your passions are being discussed in Middlesex, Somerville and more for free

Issues discussed this meeting include:

Get Alerts On New Meetings
Sign Up
When and Where is the Next Meeting?
[ See More ]

TRAFFIC AND PARKING COMMITTEE

Traffic and Parking Committee Page 1 of 4 Printed 7/3/2019

Tagged Passions:traffic and parking

TRAFFIC AND PARKING COMMITTEE

Tagged Passions:traffic and parking

Committee Meeting

Monday - July 8, 2019, 6:00 PM

Committee Room 2nd Floor City Hall

AGENDA

(Posted online: 7/3/19 at 6:57 AM)

1. Approval of the May 15, 2019 Minutes

Dangerous Intersections/Areas: Policy and Specific Locations

Tagged Passions:policy

2. 207996: Discuss 8 residents submitting comments re: 207499, a proposal to accelerate

traffic calming investments.

Tagged Passions:investment and traffic

3. 207499: Recommend (Hirsch, Niedergang, Ballantyne, Ewen-Campen, Mbah) That the Administration respond to the requests outlined in the attached

resident petition, organized

by the Pedestrian and Transit Advocacy Group, to accelerate traffic calming investments and

Tagged Passions:investment, Pedestrian, and traffic

improve coordination and oversight.

4. 207915: Discuss (Niedergang) That the Director of SPCD explain to the Traffic and Parking Committee why strategically-placed temporary speed bumps

would not be more
Tagged Passions:traffic and parking

effective in calming traffic than plastic flex posts, many of which have been down and out-

Tagged Passions:traffic

of-service within a day or two of the recent bridge closures.

5. 208031: Discuss (Niedergang, Hirsch, Rossetti) That the Director of SPCD use the 220,000 in traffic mitigation funds paid by Maxwell s Green in

2011 for traffic calming on Lowell Street, between Highland Avenue and Albion Street, by constructing a traffic-
Tagged Passions:funding, streets, and traffic

calming table at the Albion Street crosswalk.

Tagged Passions:streets

6. 208319: Discuss (Niedergang) That the Director of Traffic and Parking install flashing STOP signs at the intersections of Lowell Street with

Hudson and with Albion Streets to
Tagged Passions:streets, traffic, and parking

prevent accidents caused by cars entering onto Lowell Street.

Tagged Passions:streets

7. 208278: Discuss (Davis) That the Director of SPCD advise the Committee on Traffic and

Tagged Passions:traffic

Traffic and Parking Committee Page 2 of 4 Printed 7/3/2019

Tagged Passions:traffic and parking

Parking of any plans for traffic calming on Morrison Avenue between Cedar Street and

Tagged Passions:streets, traffic, and parking

Willow Avenue.

8. 208378: Discuss (Niedergang) That the Director of SPCD install traffic calming infrastructure on Morrison Avenue, such as a speed bump between

Cedar Street and Willow
Tagged Passions:streets and traffic

Avenue, as soon as possible to protect pedestrians crossing Morrison Avenue, especially at

Tagged Passions:Pedestrian

Highland Road near Lexington Park and the Community Path.

Tagged Passions:streets and parks

9. 208117: Discuss (Ballantyne) That the Director of SPCD immediately install flex posts at the intersection of Holland Street and Cameron Avenue to

ensure pedestrian safety.
Tagged Passions:streets and Pedestrian

10. 203446: Discuss (Ballantyne) That the Director of Traffic and Parking install additional pedestrian safety measures at the intersection of

Holland Street and Cameron Avenue.
Tagged Passions:streets, Pedestrian, traffic, and parking

11. 208008: Discuss (Davis, Ballantyne) That the Director of SPCD implement traffic calming and pedestrian and cyclist safety measures on Broadway

from Powder House Circle
Tagged Passions:Pedestrian and traffic

to Teele Square.

12. 206189: Discuss (Ewen-Campen, Hirsch) That the Director of SPCD provide recommendations to improve pedestrian safety at the dangerous

intersection of Walnut
Tagged Passions:Pedestrian

Street, Summit Avenue and Boston Street.

Tagged Passions:streets

13. 208252: Discuss (Ewen-Campen) That the Director of SPCD perform traffic volume and speed studies on Summit Avenue and Boston Street during

morning and evening rush hours
Tagged Passions:streets and traffic

and report the findings to the Ward 3 City Councilor.

14. 207918: Discuss (Ewen-Campen) That the Director of Traffic and Parking urgently prioritize pedestrian safety at the intersection of Walnut Street

and Highland Avenue, which
Tagged Passions:streets, Pedestrian, traffic, and parking

was identified as one of the most unsafe intersections in the city.

15. 208045: Discuss (Ewen-Campen) That the Director of SPCD update the Ward 3 City Councilor on plans for raised crosswalks on Summer Street at

Belmont and/or Lowell
Tagged Passions:streets

Streets, as well as other nearby traffic calming improvements.

Tagged Passions:streets and traffic

16. 208383: Discuss (Ewen-Campen, Scott) That the Director of SPCD install sturdy steel posts around the southeast corner of Nunziato Park, in light

of the May 25 car crash that sent
Tagged Passions:parks

a vehicle through the fence and into the picnic tables where children often gather.

17. 208481: Discuss (Ewen-Campen, Hirsch) That the Director of SPCD present safety interventions for the intersection of Washington Terrace and

Washington Street in light of
Tagged Passions:streets

the recent accident there.

Traffic and Parking Committee Page 3 of 4 Printed 7/3/2019

Tagged Passions:traffic and parking

18. 207903: Discuss (Scott) That the Director of SPCD discuss with this Council the use of concurrent with leading interval pedestrian crossing

timing at major intersections that see
Tagged Passions:council and Pedestrian

high usage by school and pre-school children, particularly at the intersection of Beacon and

Tagged Passions:education

Washington Streets, and consider reversion to pedestrian-exclusive crossing timing at

Tagged Passions:streets and Pedestrian

several relevant intersections.

Bicycle and bike-lane related issues

Tagged Passions:Bicycles and bicycles

19. 207997: Discuss 10 residents submitting comments re: 204323, a proposal for

Powderhouse Blvd. safe bicycling.

20. 208448: Discuss 2 residents submitting comments re: 204323, a proposal for Powderhouse

Blvd. safe bicycling.

21. 208227: Discuss 3 residents submitting comments re: 204323, a proposal for Powderhouse

Blvd. safe bicycling.

22. 208110: Discuss 6 residents submitting comments re: 204323, a proposal for Powderhouse

Blvd. safe bicycling.

23. 208313: Discuss 3 residents submitting comments re: 204323, a proposal for Powderhouse

Blvd. safe bicycling.

24. 208041: Discuss (Ewen-Campen, Scott, Clingan, Ballantyne, Davis, Niedergang, Rossetti,

McLaughlin, Hirsch, Mbah, White Jr.) That the Director of SPCD and the Bicycle Committee update this Council's Traffic and Parking Committee on

establishing a
Tagged Passions:council, Bicycles, traffic, parking, and bicycles

comprehensive city-wide bicycle plan.

Tagged Passions:Bicycles and bicycles

25. 206693: Discuss (Niedergang) That the Director of SPCD or the Director of Traffic and Parking alter the cycle of the traffic signals at Lowell

Street and Highland Avenue ASAP to
Tagged Passions:streets, traffic, and parking

allow more time for vehicles to turn onto Highland Avenue from Lowell Street, especially

Tagged Passions:streets

during the morning rush hour, to alleviate the traffic backup on Hudson Street when the

Tagged Passions:streets and traffic

Cedar Street/Highland Avenue intersection is closed for construction.

Tagged Passions:construction and streets

Parking Issues

Tagged Passions:parking

26. 208321: Discuss (Niedergang, Hirsch, Ballantyne) That the Mayor convene a committee to make recommendations by early 2020 for changes in City and

residential parking permit
Tagged Passions:parking

policies such as those suggested by the Nelson/Nygaard consultant, as presented to the Land

Tagged Passions:services

Use Committee on April 30, 2019.

27. 208575: Discuss (Scott, Ballantyne) That the Director of SPCD and the Director of Parking provide a quarterly update regarding implementation of

deed-based parking permit
Tagged Passions:parking

Traffic and Parking Committee Page 4 of 4 Printed 7/3/2019

Tagged Passions:traffic and parking

restrictions.

28. 208483: Discuss (Hirsch) That the Director of Traffic and Parking provide an update on progress regarding processing residential permits.

Tagged Passions:traffic and parking

29. 208480: Discuss (Ewen-Campen) That the Director of Traffic and Parking update the Ward 3 Councilor on efforts to update the Business Parking

Permits in Union Square, and in
Tagged Passions:business, union, traffic, and parking

particular to prioritize such permits for those local non-profit service providers whose

service requires a vehicle.

30. 208475: Discuss (McLaughlin) That the Traffic Commission consider making Mt. Pleasant Street a 2 or 4-hour parking zone during work hours to

discourage motorists from
Tagged Passions:boards and commissions, streets, traffic, and parking

parking there to take the Orange Line.

Tagged Passions:parking

31. 208384: Discuss (Ewen-Campen, Scott, Hirsch) That the Director of Traffic and Parking temporarily suspend the policy of not painting curbs, in

order to add yellow paint and a NO
Tagged Passions:arts, policy, traffic, and parking

PARKING HERE TO CORNER sign to the curved sidewalk on the southeast corner of

Tagged Passions:streets, Pedestrian, and parking

Quincy and Summer Streets, to improve visibility. (2nd request)

Tagged Passions:streets

32. 207501: Discuss (Hirsch, Niedergang) That the Administration consider adding parking ticket data to the Socrata portal.

Tagged Passions:parking

33. 206853: Discuss (Niedergang) That the Director of Traffic and Parking report to this Board on the enforcement of 311 complaints about illegal

parking, and what provisions exist
Tagged Passions:traffic and parking

for enforcement against illegal parking on Sundays and holidays.

Tagged Passions:holiday and parking

[ See More ]
Council Map

Welcome!

Monitor up to five cities and counties and get alerts when they plan to vote on topics you're passionate about.