CITY OF WORCESTER

Traffic and Parking Committee Meeting

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 4:05 P.M.

Adjourned: 6:47 P.M.


Mayor
Joseph M. Petty

 

www.worcesterma.gov

 

Clerk of the City Council
Nikolin Vangjeli

Committee Members

Chairperson Donna M Colorio
Vice Chairperson Etel Haxhiaj
Councilor Thu Nguyen
 

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts


Present Were:Chairperson Councilor Donna M Colorio Councilor Etel Haxhiaj, who arrived at 4:53 P.M. and participated remotely Councilor Thu Nguyen, who participated remotely
 
Also:Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility Stephen Rolle Assistant Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility Todd Kirrane WPD Sergeant James Foley Principal Staff Assistant An Pham, clerk
 
1.

Virtual Attendee Call-In Information

1a.

Pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021 and in order to ensure active, public engagement, the City of Worcester currently allows for both in-person and remote participation at all City Council and Standing Committee meetings. To partake in the meeting, you may attend the meeting in-person within the meeting location, follow the below link to join via Zoom or dial the direct line as indicated.

Traffic and Parking Committee Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/92893960051
Traffic and Parking Committee Zoom Phone Number: (929) 205 6099
Traffic and Parking Committee Zoom Access Code: 928 9396 0051

Attachments
2.

Approval of the Minutes

2a.

Order - That the City Council Standing Committee of Traffic and Parking hereby approves the minutes of the Traffic and Parking Committee meeting of October 18, 2023.

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Chairperson Council Colorio read the item and moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays (Haxhiaj absent)

3.

Handicap Parking Petitions

3a.

Barbara Kelley request installation of handicap parking space in front of 23 Cheever St. (Amended September 20, 2023) # 8mm CC August 22, 2023

In Committee September 20, 2023 - Held In Committee October 18, 2023 - Held

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the following speakers
1. Ignatius Chang, Worcester resident, spoke in opposition to the item
2. Barbara Kelly, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of the item

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility, who provided an overview of the item and discussed the ability of private street residents to install their own signage.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio brought forth the following Chairmanís Order: Request City Manager request City Solicitor provide City Council with a report concerning the ability of private street residents to restrict parking on their private streets.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized the WPD Sergeant, who discussed enforcement of parking signage on private streets.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility, who discussed the handicap parking locations on Cheever St. and the needs for further discussion with the petitioner to determine appropriate location for the handicap parking space.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized Speaker #1, who discussed other locations for the handicap parking space with Speaker #2 and the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved to amend the item to read as follows, ďBarbara Kelly request installation of handicap parking space in front of 21 Cheever St. or 23 Cheever St.Ē

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to recommend item be held.

Recommend Hold on a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays (Haxhiaj absent)

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request City Solicitor provide City Council with a report concerning the ability of private street residents to restrict parking on their private streets.

3b.

Henry Walley request installation of handicap parking space in front of 3 Richmond Ave. # 10s CC, September 12, 2023

In Committee October 18, 2023 - Held

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility, who provided the recommendation to hold, as DTM has been unsuccessful in reaching applicant to confirm handicap placard.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend Hold on a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays (Haxhiaj absent)

3c.

Jerry Reale request removal of handicap parking space in front of 14 South Buffum St. # 7d CC October 3, 2023

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the following speaker:
1. Jerry Reale, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of the item

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility, who provided the recommendation to approve.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend Approval on a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays (Haxhiaj absent)

3d.

Tracy Clancy et al. request removal of handicap parking space in front of 23 Stanton St. # 8k CC October 17, 2023

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the following speaker:
1. Tracy Clancy, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of the item

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility, who provided the recommendation to approve.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend Approval on a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays (Haxhiaj absent)

3e.

Jose Carrero Quinones request installation of handicap parking space in front of 29 Fifth Ave. # 8l CC October 17, 2023

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Commissioner of Transportation, who provided the recommendation to approve replacement of the current two handicap parking spaces at 31 Fifth Ave. with two long spaces; one 23 ft. space at 31 Fifth Ave. and one 23 ft. space at 29 Fifth Ave.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend Approval to install two handicap parking spaces on a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays (Haxhiaj absent)

3f.

Yerika Dones request installation of handicap parking space in front of 53 Freeland St. # 8n CC October 17, 2023

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the following speaker:
1. Yerika Dones, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of the item

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility, who provided the recommendation to approve.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend Approval on a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays (Haxhiaj absent)

3g.

Bianca Alves Rangel request installation of handicap parking space in front of 50 Green Hill Pkwy. # 8t CC October 17, 2023

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility, who provided the recommendation to hold, as the petitioner requests amendment to locate space outside of winter parking ban area.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved to amend the item to read as follows, ďBianca Alves Rangel request installation of handicap parking space across from 50 Green Hill Pkwy and adjacent to 182 Lincoln St.Ē

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized the following speaker:
1. Leila Bessa, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of the item

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend Hold on a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays (Haxhiaj absent)

4.

Crosswalk and Lighted Crosswalk System Petitions

4a.

Councilor Etel Haxhiaj request installation of a flashing pedestrian lighted crosswalk on Pleasant St. in the vicinity of the Charlotte Klein Dance Centers, located at 1122 Pleasant St. # 8c CC March 29, 2022

In Committee September 21, 2022 - Held In Committee May 17, 2023 - Held

Attachments

Vice Chairperson Councilor Haxhiaj read the item and recognized the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility, who discussed the findings of the traffic study at the location.

Vice Chairperson Councilor Haxhiaj brought forth the following Chairmanís Order: Request City Manager request Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility design and implement, pending funding, a crosswalk, RRFB, curb extension and related sidewalk and signing improvements at Tiverton Pkwy.

Vice Chairperson Councilor Haxhiaj moved for a roll call vote to recommend the item be filed.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays (Colorio absent)

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility design and implement, pending funding, a crosswalk, RRFB, curb extension and related sidewalk and signing improvements at Tiverton Pkwy.

4b.

Roxas Joshua Angell-Clune request installation of blinking crosswalk warning signage at the intersection of Francis J. McGrath Blvd. and Southbridge St. # 8b CC May 2, 2023

Attachments

Vice Chairperson Councilor Haxhiaj read the item and recognized the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility, who provided the recommendation to file, as location is within project limits of recent MassDOT project and pedestrian safety options will be revisited after the location is turned back to the city.

Vice Chairperson Councilor Haxhiaj moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays (Colorio absent)

4c.

Patrick Sargent request installation of crosswalk signage on both sides of the existing crosswalk on Coburn Ave. at the corner of Touraine St. # 8c CC May 2, 2023

Attachments

Vice Chairperson Councilor Haxhiaj read the item and recognized the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility, who provided the recommendation to approve.

Vice Chairperson Councilor Haxhiaj moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend Approval on a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays (Colorio absent)

4d.

Pastor Andrew Borden and Jennifer Schanck-Bolwell request installation of crosswalks at the intersection of Whitmarsh Ave. and Leeds St. # 9l CC June 6, 2023

Attachments

Vice Chairperson Councilor Haxhiaj read the item and recognize the following speaker:
1. Jennifer Schanck-Bolwell, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of the item

Vice Chairperson Councilor Haxhiaj recognized the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility, who provided the recommendation to approve, pending funding and completion of associated ADA ramps and signing.

Vice Chairperson Councilor Haxhiaj moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend Approval pending funding and completion of associated ADA ramps and signing on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

4e.

Kristen Milliken request installation of flashing crosswalk lights at the intersection of Moreland St. and Brook Hill Dr. # 8f CC June 20, 2023

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility, who provided the recommendation to file, as the pedestrian volume at the intersection does not justify flashing crosswalk lights.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio brought forth the following Chairmanís Order: Request City Manager request Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility relocate the existing crosswalk on Moreland St. to the intersection of Brook Hill Dr. and construct associated curb ramp, sidewalk landing and signage improvements, pending funding.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility relocate the existing crosswalk on Moreland St. to the intersection of Brook Hill Dr. and construct associated curb ramp, sidewalk landing and signage improvements, pending funding.

5.

No Parking Petitions

5a.

Rajeev Tirur request installation of "No Parking Anytime" signage in front of 17-23 Chandler St. in the vicinity of the dumpster. # 9h CC April 25, 2023

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility, who provided the recommendation to file, as there is no curb cut at the driveway allowing access to the dumpster presently and petitioner should seek a curb cut permit from DPW&P.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation to file.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

5b.

Mayor Joseph M. Petty request removal of the current No Parking restriction on the west side of Tacoma St from a point 330 ft. north of Pasadena Parkway to a point 50 ft. south of Joseph P Carlson Way, extended. # 9e CC May 9, 2023

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognize the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility, who provided the recommendation to approve.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend Approval on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

5c.

Charles Figueroa request installation of "No Parking Anytime" signage on both sides of the property at 4 Caroline St. # 9i CC May 9, 2023

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the following speaker:
1. Jessica Quinones, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of the item

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility, who provided the recommendation to approve installation of No Parking Anytime on the even side in of Caroline St.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend Approval on a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays (Haxhiaj absent)

5d.

Menelek Lidonde request installation of a "No Parking" sign in front of 19 Mattson Ave. # 7m CC May 23, 2023

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the following speakers:
1. Menelek Lidonde, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of the item
2. Kimberly Williams, Worcester resident, spoke neither in favor nor opposed to the item

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognize the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility, who provided the recommendation to approve.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend Approval on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

6.

One and Two-Way Street Reconfiguration Petitions

6a.

Tarek Yatim, Manager of TK Quinsigamond LLC, request Arwick Ave. between Quinsigamond Ave. and Harding St. be converted into a two way street. # 8g CC April 11, 2023

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility, who provided the recommendation to file, as this is a repetitive petition which has been previously approved.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

6b.

Cristian Chica request Davis St. be made a one-way street, flowing uphill from Piedmont St. towards Queen St. # 8m CC July 18, 2023

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the following speaker:
1. Cristian Chica, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of the item

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility, who provided the recommendation to hold, as further consultation with abutters and DPW&P snow clearing operations is needed relative to the steepness of Davis St.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend Hold on a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays (Haxhiaj absent)

7.

Parking and Parking Meter Petitions

7a.

Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request removal of parking meters in front of 37 Mechanic St., with a Fifteen (15) Minute Parking zone large enough for two (2) spaces being installed in its place. # 20i CC September 26, 2023

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the following speaker:
1. Joshua Lee Smith, No resident given, spoke in favor of the item
2. Amit Patel, No resident given, spoke in favor of the item

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility, who provided the recommendation to approve for installation of 30-minute metered parking, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized Speaker #1 and Speaker #2, who discussed the impact of metered parking on local business operations with the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio then discussed standard practices concerning parking zones and challenges relative to enforcement of 15-minute parking zones with the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility and Speaker #1.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility, who provided the recommendation to approve 15-minute parking zone large enough for two spaces, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend Approval on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

8.

Stop Sign Petitions

8a.

Report of the Committee on Traffic and Parking Upon the Petition of Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request flashing stop signs be installed in place of the existing stop signs at the intersection of Coburn Ave. and Lakeview St.: recommend Petition be placed on file. # 16d CC March 28, 2023

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognize the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility, who provided the recommendation to approve, pending funding.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend Approval pending funding on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

8b.

Patricia Groccia request installation of stop sign at the intersection of Spofford Rd. and Broughton Rd. # 8f CC April 11, 2023

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the following speaker:
1. Stephanie Jenkins, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of the item
2. Linda Rothy, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of the item

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility, who provided the recommendation to file, as the location does not meet MUTCD warrants for all-way stop sign.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized Speaker #1, who discussed options concerning traffic calming treatments for the location with Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized the WPD Sergeant, who discussed installing speed monitor signage to gather speeding data on the street.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized brought forth the following two Chairmanís Orders: 1) Request City Manager request Police Chief install a speed monitoring device in the vicinity of the intersection of Spofford Rd. and Broughton Rd.; and 2) Request City Manager request Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility evaluate Spofford Rd. for speed humps and other traffic calming approaches.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays (Haxhiaj absent)

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request Police Chief install a speed monitoring device in the vicinity of the intersection of Spofford Rd. and Broughton Rd.

Request City Manager request Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility evaluate Spofford Rd. for speed humps and other traffic calming approaches.

8c.

Eric Doan and Junly Nhan request installation of stop sign at the intersection of Hillsboro Rd. and Bay State Rd. # 8h CC April 11, 2023

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility, who provided the recommendation to approve for installation of stop sign facing southbound Bay State Rd.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend Approval on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

8d.

Anita and Paul Scheipers request installation of stop sign on Barrett Ave. at the intersection of West Chester St. and other intersections in the area be evaluated for traffic control signage. # 9f CC April 25, 2023

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility, who provided the recommendation to file, as previously approved stop signs have been installed.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognize the following speaker:
1. Anita Scheipers, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of the item

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

8e.

Thomas Coyle request existing two-way stop signs be increased to create a four-way stop at the intersection of Monroe Ave. and Nevada St. # 9g CC May 9, 2023

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the following speaker:
1. Thomas Coyle, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of the item

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility, who provided the recommendation to file, as the location does not meet MUTCD warrants for all-way stop sign.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio brought forth the following Chairmanís Order: Request City Manager request Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility review potential traffic calming approaches for both Monroe St. and Nevada St. in the vicinity of the intersection of Monroe St. and Nevada St.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized Councilor Haxhiaj, who discussed including the streets on the list of potential streets for the speed hump program.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility review potential traffic calming approaches for both Monroe St. and Nevada St. in the vicinity of the intersection of Monroe St. and Nevada St.

8f.

Councilor George J. Russell on behalf of Mark Campbell request installation of a stop sign on Myrna Rd. at its intersection with Miscoe Rd. # 8e CC July 18, 2023

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility, who provided the recommendation to approve.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend Approval on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

9.

Traffic Signal Control Petitions

9a.

Robert Prytko request installation of Left Turn Only signal on Salisbury St. at the intersection of Salisbury St. and Grove St. # 8h CC February 28, 2023

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility, who provided the recommendation to file, as present intersection configuration and suitability of signal poles and mast arms are not well suited to accommodate a protected left turn phase without modification.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio brought forth the following Chairmanís Order: Request City Manager request Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility conduct a comprehensive study of intersection safety and operations at the intersection of Salisbury St. and Grove St.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility conduct a comprehensive study of intersection safety and operations at the intersection of Salisbury St. and Grove St.

9b.

Councilor Etel Haxhiaj, on behalf of Maria Kaplanes, request installation of a traffic light at the intersection of Coolidge Rd. and Chandler St. # 9f CC May 9, 2023

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the following speaker:
1. Maria Kaplanes, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of the item

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility, who discussed findings from traffic study of the intersection of Coolidge Rd. and Chandler St. and provided the recommendation to file, as the intersection does not meet MUTCD warrants for installation of a traffic signal.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio then discussed the MUTCD warrants for the installation of stop light with the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized Speaker #1, who discussed the corner barrier with the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility and Councilor Haxhiaj.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio brought forth the following Chairmanís Order: Request City Manager request Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility coordinate with the District Councilor and impacted residents to complete an on-site evaluation of the intersection of Coolidge St. and Chandler St.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility coordinate with the District Councilor and impacted residents to complete an on-site evaluation of the intersection of Coolidge St. and Chandler St.

9c.

Jeffrey Melville request installation of four-way stop sign at the intersection of Fruit St. and William St. # 8n CC June 20, 2023

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the following speakers:
1. Jeffrey Melville, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of the item

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility, who provided the recommendation to file, as the intersection does not meet warrants for all-way stop sign.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

10.

Traffic Study Petitions

10a.

Councilor Khrystian E. King on behalf of representatives from Nelson Place School request a traffic study be conducted in the vicinity of Nelson Place School, Holden St. and Route 22. # 8j CC January 31, 2023

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility and the Assistant Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility, who discussed findings from traffic study conducted in the requested location.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio brought forth the following Chairmanís Order: Request City Manager request Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility install an RRFB and new ADA compliant wheelchair ramps in the vicinity of Nelson Place School, Holden St. and Route 122A.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to recommend the item be filed.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility install an RRFB and new ADA compliant wheelchair ramps in the vicinity of Nelson Place School, Holden St. and Route 122A.

11.

Truck Ban Petitions

11a.

Councilor Etel Haxhiaj on behalf of Nathalie Gibson request installation of a weight restriction/truck ban on Fourth St. # 8m CC June 20, 2023

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the following speaker:
1. Nathalie Gibson, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of the item

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized Councilor Haxhiaj, who discussed the issues relative to truck traffic and construction projects on Fourth St. with Speaker #1.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility, who discussed process concerning installation of weight restriction on streets and provided the recommendation to file, as the street does not experience sufficient truck traffic to meet the applicable criteria set by the MUTCD.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized the Assistant Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility, who discussed the findings of the traffic study done on Fourth St. and the warrants for installation of weight restriction on streets with Speaker #1 and Councilor Haxhiaj.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

12.

Miscellaneous

12a.

Petition of Debra Comtois Davis request installation of roundabout at the intersection of Lake Ave. and Bigelow Davis Pkwy. # 9k CC June 6, 2023

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility, who provided the recommendation to file.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio brought forth the following Chairmanís Order: Request City Manager request Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility conduct a traffic study and prioritize intersection improvements at the intersection of Lake Ave. and Bigelow Davis Pkwy to address safety.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility conduct a traffic study and prioritize intersection improvements at the intersection of Lake Ave. and Bigelow Davis Pkwy to address safety.

13.

Speed Hump Petitions

13a.

Daniel O'Connor request installation of speed dips or speed humps on Vega Lane # 7o CC May 23, 2023

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and moved to take item up collectively with items #13b, #13d through #13i and #14b.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized Councilor Haxhiaj, who discussed the process and timeline concerning speed hump petitions and speed hump program with the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized Councilor Haxhiaj, who discussed establishing a cutoff date for the 2024 Speed Hump Program with the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognize the Principal Staff Assistant, who spoke concerning including City Clerkís Office in discussion relative to the speed hump petition process.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio brought forth the following Chairmanís Order: Request City Manager request Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility work with the City Clerk to determine a process for selecting locations to install speed humps as part of the 2024 Speed Hump Program, including a cut-off date for selecting said locations.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to recommend the item be filed.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility work with the City Clerk to determine a process for selecting locations to install speed humps as part of the 2024 Speed Hump Program, including a cut-off date for selecting said locations.

13b.

Daniel O'Connor request installation of speed dips or speed humps in Leslie Rd. # 7p CC May 23, 2023

Attachments

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #13a)

13c.

Brayan Gerrard request installation of two (2) speed humps on Catharine St. # 8o CC July 18, 2023

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the following speaker:
1. Brayan Gerrard, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of the item

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized the Commissioner of Transportation and Mobility, who discussed plans and process concerning the speed hump program and provided the recommendation to file, as DTM will investigate and consult with the District Councilor prior to selection 2024 locations.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

13d.

Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request speed humps be installed on North Parkway. # 8f CC July 18, 2023

Attachments

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #13a)

13e.

Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request speed humps be installed on Northboro St. # 8g CC July 18, 2023

Attachments

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #13a)

13f.

Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request speed humps be installed on Harrington Way. # 8h CC July 18, 2023

Attachments

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #13a)

13g.

Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request speed humps be installed on Ingleside Ave. # 8i CC July 18, 2023

Attachments

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #13a)

13h.

Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request speed humps be installed at the intersection of Benson Ave. and Knight St. # 8j CC July 18, 2023

Attachments

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #13a)

13i.

Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request speed humps be installed on Orient St. between March St. and Plantation St. # 8k CC July 18, 2023

Attachments

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #13a)

14.

Communications of the City Manager

14a.

Transmitting Informational Communication Relative to Integrating safety and complete streets improvements into the annual street resurfacing and reconstruction program # 9.10A CM May 2, 2023

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Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and moved for a roll call vote to recommend the item be filed.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

14b.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the Speed Hump Program. # 10.10A CM May 9, 2023

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Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #13a)