Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Police to Enforce Signed Spots in Magoun Square
Legislative item numbers 193314 and 193315 requesting that the Chief of Police enforce the DO NOT BLOCK signal at Hinckley Street and Broadway and NO LEFT TURN restriction from the Magoun Square municipal parking lot onto Medford Street were both discussed at tonight's Traffic and Parking Commission meeting and enforcement will begin tomorrow per Chief Pasquarello as the assignments were given today.
Both spots are areas for repeated violations with residents and city officials hoping to gain compliance through strict enforcement.
Research in whether grid striping will assist with the Hinkley Street issue will be handed off to Traffic Engineer Terry Smith upon the suggestion of myself and Ward 4 Alderman Tony LaFuente who commented that the grid style is used successfully in New York. This comes as good news as Magoun Square (from Charles Ryan Road up Broadway and down Medford to Partridge) will be restriped sometime in August.
Ward 1 Alderman and Committee Chairman Bill Roche asked the Chief to submit data (violation amounts) back to the committee for further discussion.