CITY OF WORCESTER
Traffic and Parking Committee Meeting
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Esther Howland (South) Chamber
Convened: 6:18 P.M.
Adjourned: 7:20 PM
Joseph M. Petty
Clerk of the City Council
Susan M. Ledoux
|Chairperson Matthew E Wally |
|Vice Chairperson Candy Mero-Carlson |
|Councilor Konstantina B Lukes |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor Matthew E Wally
Vice Chairperson Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson
Councilor Konstantina B Lukes|
|Also:||Police Chief Steven Sargent;
WPD Sergeant Michael Cappabianca;
Assistant Director of Traffic Engineering Ali Khorsani;
DPWP Junior Engineer Michael Murphy;
Assistant City Clerk Stephen A.J. Pottle, clerk|
Handicap Parking Petitions
Howard Egenlauf request removal of handicap parking space at 41 Westminster St.
# 9j CC March 19, 2019
Donna DesRosiers request removal of handicap parking space in front of 39 Everard St.
# 9p CC March 19, 2019
Ramon Guerrero request installation of handicap parking space in the vicinity of 8 Wall St.
# 9q CC March 19, 2019
Councilor Sarai Rivera request installation of a handicap parking space in the vicinity of 229 Millbury St.
# 20e CC April 02, 2019
Doreen Bartkiewicz request handicap parking space at the corner of Seymour St. and Millbury St. be removed.
# 8g CC April 23, 2019
Africa Perkins request "No Parking" restrictions in Preston St. from Jaques Ave. to Murray Ave. be removed.
# 9m CC March 19, 2019
Request City Manager request Police Chief provide increased enforcement of “No Parking Anytime” restrictions on Preston St.
Attorneys Mark Donahue and Jonathan Finkelstein request the Worcester City Council restrict and prohibit parking between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in those certain portions of the southerly and northerly sides of Albany St. in proximity to the land of 38 Albany, LLC and the land of 225 Shrewsbury Street Realty Trust.
# 12d CC March 26, 2019
Resident Permit Parking Petitions
Humberto Alvarez request installation of resident permit parking on Gates St.
# 6l CC December 19, 2017
Recommend Leave to Withdraw
Petition of Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request installation of two (2) stop signs in Neponset St. The first where Neponset St. intersects with the two (2) mall parking entrances and the second in Neponset St. at West Boylston Dr. Further request installation of wrong way signs to stop cars from exiting onto West Boylston St.
# 7f CC October 16, 2018
Petition of Leonid Grebelsky request the removal of stop signs facing northbound traffic on Durant Way and southbound traffic on Havelock Rd. and the installation of stop signs facing eastbound traffic on Hadwen Rd. and westbound traffic on Havelock Rd.
# 7s CC February 26, 2019
Request City Manager request Police Chief provide increased enforcement of vehicles not stopping at the stop sign in Hadwen Rd.
Traffic Study Petitions
Petition of Councilor Matthew E. Wally on behalf of residents in the vicinity of Columbus Park Preparatory Elementary School request a comprehensive traffic/safety assessment be completed in the vicinity of Columbus Park Preparatory Elementary School so that the dangerous conditions and safety issues particularly during pick-up and drop-off of student times may be eliminated.
# 7h CC April 09, 2019
Request City Manager request Police Chief provide increased enforcement of “No Parking Anytime” restrictions in the vicinity of Columbus Park Preparatory Elementary School.
Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks install advisory signage approaching the crosswalk in the vicinity of Columbus Park Preparatory School, as well as at the crosswalk itself.
Request City Manager consider installing a sidewalk on the east side of Lovell St. to alleviate traffic and public safety concerns in the vicinity of Columbus Park Preparatory School.
Request City Manager look at the driveways in the vicinity of Columbus Park Preparatory School to determine if driveways have been illegally or improperly installed on front lawns, enforcing possible infractions if required.
Report of the Committee on Traffic & Parking Upon the Petition of Vicki Truelson request a bus stop be installed on Haven Lane at Booth Apartments and opposite the National Guard Building on Lincoln St.
# 13t CC March 19, 2019
Agustina Velazquez, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Centro, request installation of crosswalk on Sycamore St., in vicinity of 11 Sycamore St.
# 7e CC March 05, 2019
Jean Collamore request reinstallation of a street sign for Haviland St. and Institute Rd. where the streets intersect at its original location.
# 7c CC May 29, 2018
Patricia Dagostino request additional traffic signs be installed at the rotary of Webster St.and Hope Ave.
# 8x CC August 21, 2018
Councilor Matthew E. Wally request "Dead End" or "Not a Through Street" sign installed at the corner of Calmia St. and Brownell St.
# 9k CC March 19, 2019
Robyn Zwicker on behalf of Bay State Savings Bank request installation of a 15 Minute Parking space in front of 28 Franklin St.
# 8ff CC August 21, 2018
Alfredo Viera, Director of Operations of Grid Hospitality Group, request removal of parking meter at 50 Franklin St.
# 9o CC March 19, 2019
Karen Bird request speed enforcement be provided in the vicinity of Orient, Throne, and Chrome Streets.
# 9n CC March 19, 2019
Roberta Adams request to alleviate the traffic backup at the traffic light for left turns from Catharine St. onto Lincoln St., school buses turn onto Harlow St. to Crescent St. instead of Lincoln St. to Crescent St.
# 8m CC December 18, 2018
Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request installation of a pedestrian sign at the intersection of Paine St. and Melville St., as well as consideration of a painted grid with “STOP” painted inside.
# 8k CC October 17, 2017
Communication of the City Manager
Transmitting informational communication relative to the illegal parking of box cars and tractor trailers throughout the city.
# 10.10A CM March 12, 2019