City of Somerville
Massachusetts

Agenda Item
190419
Work Completed
Jan 27, 2011 7:00 PM

II.11 That the Director of Traffic and Parking appear before the Committee on Public Health and Public Safety to discuss speeding on the south side of the Lowell Street Bridge.

Information

Department:Board of AldermenSponsors:Ward Five Alderman Sean T. O’Donovan
Category:OrderFunctions:Order

Body

That the Director of Traffic and Parking appear before the subcommittee on Public Health and Public Safety to discuss unsafe speeds of motor vehicles on the southerly side of the Lowell Street bridge.

Meeting History

Nov 23, 2010 7:00 PM Video Board of Aldermen Regular Meeting
RESULT:APPROVED
Dec 6, 2010 6:00 PM  Public Health and Public Safety Committee Committee Meeting

Mr. Smith discussed the speed limit and told the members that a crosswalk at this site is not a good idea because of the speed at which cars travel over the bridge and the fact that they might not be able to stop in time if there was a crosswalk. Mr. Smith believed that this is an enforcement issue and he spoke about ways to reduce the speed of vehicles, noting that the developers of the MaxPak site would be paying for a traffic calming table. Chairman White suggested a crosswalk further down Lowell Street with appropriate signage at the top of the bridge. Mr. Smith will report back to the committee with suggestions.

RESULT:KEPT IN COMMITTEE
Jan 25, 2011 6:00 PM  Public Health and Public Safety Committee Committee Meeting
RESULT:WORK COMPLETED
Jan 27, 2011 7:00 PM Video Board of Aldermen Regular Meeting
RESULT:WORK COMPLETED