CITY OF WORCESTER
Traffic and Parking Committee Meeting
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Esther Howland (South) Chamber
Convened: 5:30 P.M.
Adjourned: 7:40 P.M.
Joseph M. Petty
Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford
|Chairperson Tony Economou |
|Councilor Frederick C Rushton |
|Councilor Kathleen M Toomey |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson City Councilor Tony Economou|
City Councilor Kathleen M Toomey
City Councilor Frederick C. Rushton
City Council Philip P. Palmieri
|Also:||DPWP Director of Traffic Engineering Joseph Borbone|
DPWP Traffic Engineering Staff Person James Pacenka
Worcester Police Sergeant John Fallavolita
City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk
Handicap Parking Hearings
Petition of Pedro Toro request handicap parking in front of 81-83 Chandler St.
# 8j CC January 10, 2012
Petition of Dorothy Spence request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 16 Blaine Ave.
# 8m CC January 10, 2012
Resident Permit Parking Hearings
Petition of Rosa Marie Rodriguez request installation of resident permit parking in front of 9 Winslow St. and on the Larch St. side of 9 Winslow St.
# 7h CC September 13, 2011
Petition of Olga Lopez request the resident permit parking on Beaver St. be extended to include #33 to 39 Beaver St.
# 7i CC November 15, 2011
Recommend Approval as ammended to extend the Resident Sticker Parking on the south side of Beaver Street
Petition of Cherylann Kemp et al request resident permit parking in the vicinity of 85 Harding St.
# 8l CC January 10, 2012
Recommend Hold (When heard again, please invite Spiro Stlianopoulos, Raymond Green Investments, Inc., Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02199)
Make Streets One-Way Hearings
Petition of Councilor Barbara G. Haller on behalf of Boys & Girls Club of Worcester request to make Tainter St. one-way between Gardner St. and Kilby St.
# 8i CC April 24, 2007
In Committee June 13, 2011 - Amended & Held
Petition of Councilor Barbara G. Haller on behalf of the John St. Neighborhood request John St., from West St. easterly to North Ashland St. be made one way towards downtown.
# 21q CC February 12, 2008
Petition of Mayor Joseph O'Brien and Councilor Barbara G. Haller request John St. be made one way from West to Ashland Sts., consistent with the rest of John St.
# 11c CC September 06, 2011
Petition of Councilor Barbara G. Haller on behalf of Elm Park Community School and in the interest of public safety, request North Ashland St. between Highland St. and William St. be made one-way, so that the traffic will move towards William St.
# 13f CC March 24, 2009
Petition of Timothy Charest request Reeves St. become a one way street.
# 7e CC March 01, 2011
Recommend Approval from Whipple Street to Blackstone River Road
Petition of Sean Smirnov request Derby St. be made a one-way street between South Stowell St. and Houghton St.
# 11r CC September 06, 2011
Petition of Rafael Leon request removal of “No Parking” signs 7am - 9am in front of the Bauhous Salon at 1351 Main St.
#8 CC January 11, 2005
In Committee November 29, 2006 - Held
Petition of Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey on behalf of Walter Barnard of George Barnard Co. request “No Parking Anytime” be installed on north side of Faraday St. between Lancaster St. and Grove St.
# 19h CC July 20, 2010
In Committee November 17, 2010 - Amended & Held
Petition of Councilor Barbara G. Haller on behalf of PREP & Associates request the installation of a “No Parking from here to corner" zone in the east side of Hudson Street next to Johnny Mac's Nightclub.
# 11o CCSeptember 21, 2010
Petition of Mayor Joseph C. O'Brien request to install “No Parking on the odd side of Murray Avenue from Piedmont St. to the Jacob Hiatt School.
# 24o CC July 19, 2011
In Committee August 30, 2011 - Amended & Held
Petition of Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey request to install “No Parking” on west side of Adams Street near corner with Belmont Street”.
# 16c CC January 24, 2012
Report of the Committee on Traffic and Parking Upon the Petition of Councilor William J. Eddy on behalf of Peter & Katy Sullivan request to install a "No Parking during School hours" in front of 1 & 7 Aylesbury Rd.
# 14m CC November 10, 2009
Petition of Councilor Frederick C. Rushton request “No Parking” restrictions on Main St. between Exchange St. and MLK Jr. Blvd. be amended from 6 p.m. to 5 p.m.
# 18m CC August 09, 2011
In Committee October 24, 2011 - Amended & Held
Recpmmend Approval to change the hours that the existing meters are operable to "8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m."
Petition of Robert Largess request that No Parking be installed on the even numbered side of Millbury St. from Kelley Sq. to Brosnihan Sq.
# 8m CC October 09, 2007
Petition of John Colby et al request to extend the existing "No Parking" space on the west side entrance to the Greendale YMCA on Shore Dr. back at least two car lengths to allow for a safer way of exiting from the facility.
# 9f CC May 31, 2011
Recommend Approval of extending the driveway clearance west of the driveway an additional 40 feet
Petition of Councilor Joseph M. Petty request installation of Stop Signs at the intersection of Amesbury St. and Oakhurst St. in the interest of public safety.
# 8f CC October 04, 2011
Downing St. & Woodland St. Petitions
Attorney Robert Longden on behalf of the Trustees of Clark University request to install a pedestrian crosswalk and ramps on Downing St.
# 7j CC April 12, 2011
Attorney Robert Longden on behalf of the Trustees of Clark University request to install a pedestrian crosswalk and ramps on Woodland St.
# 7k CC April 12, 2011
Attorney Robert Longden on behalf of the Trustees of Clark University request to install six (6) pedestrian crossing signs in Woodland St. & Downing St.
# 7l CC April 12, 2011
Attorney Robert Longden on behalf of the Trustees of Clark University request to install a Stop Sign and line at the intersection of Woodland St. and Charlotte St.
# 7i CC April 12, 2011
Attorney Robert Longden on behalf of the Trustees of Clark University request to prohibit on-street parking on both sides of Downing St. and Woodland Street between Main St. and Charlotte St. and to install "No Parking" signs on Downing & Woodland St.
# 7m CC April 12, 2011
Councilor Barbara G. Haller request the installation of a pedestrian crossing signal at the intersection of Pleasant and Bellevue Streets in the interest of elder public safety.
# 7j CC March 01, 2011
In Committee June 13, 2011 - Held
Councilor Frederick C. Rushton on behalf of the Shrewsbury Street Neighborhood Association request moving the crosswalk at Washington Square in the vicinity of KJ Barons away from the under pass in the interest of public safety.
# 16p CC October 18, 2011
Mayor Joseph C. O'Brien request a crosswalk be installed in Prouty Lane and Bailey Street at Spillane Field.
# 17w CC November 01, 2011
Councilor Barbara G. Haller on behalf of Frances Anthes, Family Health Center, request crosswalk installation across Chandler St. at 199 Chandler St. in the interest of public safety.
# 12k CC November 29, 2011
Councilor Philip P. Palmieri request the installation of a crosswalk in front of the Grove Street veterans’ facility.
# 10b CC December 06, 2011
Theresa and Roger Coulombe request to repaint crosswalk at Webster St. and Jacques St.
# 11d CC January 03, 2012
Petition of Councilor Joseph M. Petty request installation of a left-turn lane in Lake Ave. for northbound traffic turning into Oakhurst St.
# 8e CC October 04, 2011
Petition of Robert Anusbigian, DMD request the existing partking meters in the Mechanic St., Norwich St. and Commercial St. area be changed to 2 hour parking meters.
# 7g CC October 25, 2011
Petition of Councilor Philip P. Palmieri request an investigation as to the feasibility of limiting right turns into Davidson Rd. from Burncoat St. from 7am to 9 am on weekdays and limiting left turns into Davidson Rd. from North Parkway from 4pm to 6pm on weekdays.
# 7g CC January 31, 2012
Petition of Councilor Philip P. Palmieri request signage on Davidson Rd to warn drivers to Slow Down and to drive cautiously because of Children in the area.
# 18c CC January 03, 2012
Petition of Timothy Hannon request two (2) "No Parking Here to Corner" signs in East Shelby St. corner with Eastern Ave. and Eastern Ave . corner with East Shelby St.
# 8n CC August 09, 2011
Petition of America Rodriguez request a "No Parking" sign near the driveway at 56 Beaver St.
# 8n CC January 10, 2012
Petiton of Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey request a Go Slow Children sign be installed on pole #9 on Adelle Circuit.
# 8q CC August 09, 2011
Petition of Ruth Adusei request to install a "Blind Child" sign in the vicinity of 275 Mower St.
# 8e CC February 08, 2011
Petition of Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of residents of the Willows request adding an additional "Slow Blind Driveway" sign in Barry Rd. Extension.
# 8q CC January 10, 2012
Petition of Councilor Tony Economou request an adjustment to the timing of the summit traffic signal by extending the lead green light for a left turn from Mountain Street West onto West Boylston Street.
# 8p CC January 10, 2012
Petition of Joanne Gravel et al request six (6) "Children" advisory signs in Allen St.
# 8m CC August 09, 2011
Request City Manager request the Police Chief enforce the handicapped parking space prohibition in Larch Street at the corner of Winslow Street, the corner clearances in East Shelby Street at Eastern Avenue and the driveway clearance at 56 Beaver Street.
Request City Manager request the Police Chief enforce the speeding and parking prohibitions in Derby Street.
Request the Standing Committee on Traffic & Parking consider installing "No Parking" on the entire length of one side of the public portion of Derby Street.
Request City Manager request the Commissioner of Public Works and Parks to review and refresh the painting of inbound travel lanes in the 1300 block of Main Street.