City of Somerville
Massachusetts

Agenda Item
192503
Work Completed
Jul 12, 2012 7:00 PM

That the Director of Traffic and Parking perform a cost benefit analysis on the proposal to increase visitor passes from 48 to 72 hours and report the findings to the Committee on Traffic and Parking.

Information

Department:Traffic and Parking CommitteeSponsors:Ward Seven Alderman Robert C. Trane
Category:OrderPurposes:Order

Official Text

That the Director of Traffic and Parking perform a cost benefit analysis on the proposal to increase visitor passes from 48 to 72 hours and report the findings to the Committee on Traffic and Parking.

Meeting History

Jan 26, 2012 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
RESULT:APPROVED
Feb 21, 2012 6:00 PM  Traffic and Parking Committee Committee Meeting

Mr. Dias discussed ways that parking in Somerville is more convenient, as opposed to Cambridge and Boston. The Administration likes the idea of increasing the time limit for visitor parking but does not want to hurt the city financially. The city is able to accommodate any visitor for a period of 30 days and will be providing an online permit store to assist in that effort. Alderman Trane requested that a list of the available parking permits be provided to the committee. Mr. Dias stated that he foresees a significant impact to the city if the visitor parking is extended to 72 hours. There was also a discussion about the types of violations seen in various parts of the city and of efforts to track that data.

The committee requested that Mr. Dias report back to the committee by May 1st.

RESULT:KEPT IN COMMITTEE
Jun 26, 2012 6:00 PM  Traffic and Parking Committee Committee Meeting
RESULT:WORK COMPLETED
Jul 12, 2012 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
RESULT:WORK COMPLETED