On June 4, 2018 the Cambridge City Council voted on the Inman Square redesign. The vote was something procedural about asking the state for permission to rearrange Velucci Plaza, but as the first council vote on the project, the stakes were still high. I livetweeted the whole four hour meeting.
It starts with dozens of public comments. The council starts discussing here:
History of project. Phillips' death spurred more aggressive timeline. Wanted to start construction in 2017.— Sky Rose (@skyqrose) June 5, 2018
More than 2 dozen public comment opportunities.
Here’s the results:
Cambridge City Council has voted to approve sending the #InmanSq plan to the state— Sky Rose (@skyqrose) June 5, 2018
6 yes, 3 no.
This is one step forward for bike safety.
Scroll up for a very long live thread of the meeting.
@cambbikesafety also did a thread:
Here we go. The City Council meeting has begun and public comment will start soon. We’re here to ask the Council to vote to move the Inman Sq redesign forward because we can’t afford to wait any longer for a safer square!— Cambridge BikeSafety (@cambbikesafety) June 4, 2018
Some followup conversation:
Okay we gotta talk about this. There was a large group of people who thought this #InmanSq design wouldn't improve safety, and I don't understand it.— Sky Rose (@skyqrose) June 5, 2018
Feel free to chime in even if you're not connected to the project. This is a more general issue for US bike advocacy. pic.twitter.com/D0h4Rqz46S
The vote passed, but barely. Thank you to all who gave their testimony.