Decker resolution on Western Ave/River St bridge projects

Cambridge City Councilor and State Senate candidate Marjorie Decker has sponsored the following council order asking MassDOT and other agencies to work with Cambridge and Boston residents and to include planning for access to the river and the surrounding parkland.

We need a State Senator who will get involved in issues like this, and I will contact DOT to find out which candidates submitted comments on this project.

WHEREAS: It has come to the attention of this City Council that there is a
construction project on the bridges at both Western Avenue and River Street that
will affect the residents in both Cambridge and Boston; and

WHEREAS: There are various local and state agencies involved in the project
and the residents of the surrounding areas are entitled to meet with any and all
of those agencies to discuss the project and stay informed; now therefore be
it

ORDERED: That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to report all steps
the city is taking to ensure resident and city input is heard at the outset of
this project and throughout; and be it further

ORDERED: That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to report what
additional steps are being made to comprehensively address, in addition to the
bridge renovations, what is being done to the pedestrian and bicycle access ways
and to the parklands surrounding the river; and be it further

ORDERED: That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to report a schedule
of any and all of the opportunities for meetings with the various state agencies
involved in this project; and be it further

ORDERED: That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to report back to
the City Council on this matter.

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