CITY OF WORCESTER

Traffic and Parking Committee Meeting

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 5:33 P.M.

Adjourned: 7:02 P.M.


Mayor
Joseph M. Petty

 

www.worcesterma.gov

 

Clerk of the City Council
Susan M. Ledoux

Committee Members

Chairperson Konstantina B Lukes
Councilor Michael T Gaffney
Councilor Khrystian E King
 

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts


Present Were:Chairperson Councilor Konstantina B Lukes Councilor Michael T Gaffney Councilor Khrystian E King
 
Also:DPWP Assistant Director of Traffic Engineering Ali Khorasani; DPWP Jr. Traffic Engineer Emily Paulsen; WPD Sergeant Michael Cappabianca; City Clerk Susan M. Ledoux, clerk
 
1.

Handicap Parking Petitions

1a.

Kimberly Shea request installation of a handicap parking space in Wachusett St. at a point 20' south of Dix St. # 9cc CC July 19, 2016

Attachments

Recommend Approval

1b.

Kimberly Shea request removal of handicap parking space on the Dix St. side of 6 Wachusett St. # 9dd CC July 19, 2016

Attachments

Recommend File (Handicap Parking was rescinded on April 26, 2016 - #261)

1c.

Debra Karasek request the handicap parking space in front of 249 Shrewsbury St. be removed. # 9y CC July 19, 2016

Attachments

Recommend Approval

1d.

Pauline Desrosiers request removal of the handicap parking space at the corner of Camp St. and Cambridge St. # 9w CC July 19, 2016

Attachments

Recommend Approval

1e.

Noelle Dowd request installation of a handicap parking space on the easterly side of Rugby St. at the raised paved area opposite the apartment building at 3 to 5 Rugby St. # 8e CC June 28, 2016

Attachments

Recommend File

Chairman's Orders

Request Traffic Engineer provide the Committee on Traffic and Parking with a recommendation for a handicap parking space in Rugby St. to accommodate the request of Noelle Dowd.

1f.

Leon Shaw request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 3 Perry Ave. # 8d CC June 28, 2016

Attachments

Recommend Approval

1g.

Jacob Santiago request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 19 Seymour St. # 8e CC June 14, 2016

In Committee July 28, 2016 - Held

Attachments

Recommend File

1h.

Carmen Perez request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 94 Granite St. # 7f CC May 03, 2016

In Committee July 28, 2016 - Held

Attachments

Recommend File

1i.

Rogelio Olmeda request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 25 Paine St. # 8m CC April 26, 2016

In Committee July 28, 2016 - Held

Attachments

Recommend File

1j.

Kimberly and Gentian Cake request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 136 Maywood St. # 8q CC April 26, 2016

In Committee July 28, 2016 - Held

Attachments

Recommend File

2.

Parking and Parking Meter Petitions

2a.

Councilor Gary Rosen and Councilor Frederick C. Rushton request installation of on-street parking spaces adjacent to Coes Pond Beach by re-striping that area's portion of Mill St. so that only the present left lane is used for traffic while the right lane is used for parking. # 8i CC May 19, 2015

Attachments

Recommend Hold

Chairman's Orders

Request Traffic Engineer provide a list of short term recommendations for improvements to Mill St. in the vicinity of Coes Pond Beach so the Standing Committee on Traffic and Parking can discuss them at a public meeting to be held in February 2017.

2b.

Richard Polek request cars be allowed to park on the left hand side of Richland St. after 2:30 PM # 8aa CC July 21, 2015

Attachments

Recommend Approval for No Parking School Days 7am to 2:30 pm

2c.

Patricia Finnegan Gates, Esq. on behalf of Worcester Trumbull Street LLC request removal of three (3) parking meters located at or about 125 Front St. near the intersection with Trumbull St., adjacent to the AC Hotel being constructed by the Petitioner, and further, requests that the hotel drop off zone be located in place of the three (3) removed parking meters. # 9x CC July 19, 2016

Attachments

Recommend Approval for removal of parking meters and installation of a passenger zone

3.

Bus Stop Petitions

3a.

Jonathan Church, Administrator of the Worcester Regional Transit Authority, request installation of a bus stop, outbound, on the west side of Tobias Bolland Way, 20' north of telephone pole #7. # 8h CC June 28, 2016

Attachments

Recommend Approval

3b.

Jonathan Church, Administrator of the Worcester Regional Transit Authority, request installation of a bus stop, inbound, on the north side of Franklin St., 31' east from the eastern edge of the crosswalk at the intersection of Franklin St. and Harding St., across from light pole #29. # 8g CC June 28, 2016

Attachments

Recommend Approval for installation of a bus stop 80 east from the eastern edge of the crosswalk at the intersection of Franklin St. and Harding St.

4.

Crosswalk and Lighted Crosswalk System Petitions

4a.

Lucinda Larochelle request blinking yellow crossing light at crosswalk on Main St. by Great Pond Rd. # 8ff CC July 21, 2015

Attachments

Recommend Approval for installation of enhanced pedestrian crossing signs with arrows on both sides of crosswalk

4b.

Lucinda Larochelle request blinking yellow crossing light at crosswalk on Pleasant St. at crosswalk near Prouty Ln. # 8gg CC July 21, 2015

Attachments

Recommend File (State has jurisdiction)

4c.

Councilor Tony Economou request installation of crosswalk lights in Salisbury St. and Monadnock Rd., in the interest of public safety. # 17e CC April 14, 2015

Attachments

Recommend Approval for installation of enhanced pedestrian crossing signs with arrows on both sides of crosswalk

5.

No Parking Petitions

5a.

Philip Massad request No Parking signs be installed at the corner of Grand St. and Illinois St. # 8x CC July 21, 2015

Attachments

Recommend File (Work Order has been placed)

5b.

Robert Keller request No Parking signs be installed in Fiske St at corners with Chandler St. # 8h CC June 30, 2015

Attachments

Recommend File (Blanket ordinance for No Parking 20' from intersection in place)

5c.

Bonnie Gibbs, Director of Resident Services Autumn Woods request replacement of No Parking Anytime signs along both sides of Upland Gardens Drive. # 8f CC June 30, 2015

Attachments

Recommend File (Work Order placed to replaced missing signs)

6.

One Way Street Reconfiguration Petitions

6a.

Michele Bouffard et al request to make Acton St. one way from Houghton St. to Grafton St. # 10i CC November 24, 2015

Attachments

Recommend File (Rice Square to be re-designed)

6b.

I.B. Sokari on behalf of John Street Baptist Church and the neighborhood request John St be made one way from West St. easterly to North Ashland St. which is consistent with the rest of John St. # 8h CC May 08, 2012

In Committee March 25, 2015 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Hold

6c.

I.B. Sokari on behalf of Elm Park Community School request North Ashland St. from Highland St. to William St. be made one-way, so that traffic will flow towards William St. # 8i CC May 08, 2012

In Committee March 25, 2015 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Hold

7.

Resident Permit Parking Petitions

7a.

Ralph Santoro request resident permit parking be installed on both sides of the entire of length of Rena St. # 8e CC January 07, 2015

In Committee May 13, 2015 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Approval

7b.

Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes on behalf of Pat Pawlina request resident permit parking for Asbury Rd. # 7r CC November 12, 2013

In Committee March 25, 2015 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Hold

7c.

Katherine Nguyen request installation of resident permit parking on Chandler St. from May St. to Claridge Dr. # 7k CC October 06, 2015

Attachments

Recommend Hold

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager contact Worcester State University and inquire as to where they are in the process for developing a Parking Plan for the Chandler St./May St. area.

8.

Speed and Traffic Enforcement Petition

8a.

Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of Stephanie Brennan request speed enforcement in the vicinity of 509 Salisbury St. # 9kk CC July 19, 2016

Attachments

Recommend Approval

9.

Stop Sign Petitions

9a.

Lynn Leslie request a "Stop" sign be installed at the intersection of Sunderland Rd. and Short St. # 7t CC April 02, 2013

Attachments

Recommend Approval

9b.

David Becker request a four-way Stop be installed at the intersection of Acton and Houghton Sts. # 8q CC April 24, 2012

In Committee February 25, 2015 - Held

Attachments

Recommend File (Does not meet warrants)

9c.

Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes on behalf of Joseph Thorin request installation of a four-way stop sign at Canterbury and Gardner Sts. # 8h CC March 29, 2016

Attachments

Recommend Approval for stop signs at Canterbury St. (Stop signs already in place on Gardner St.)