City of Medford PLUS

Open Issues: 732 Closed Issues: 19,782 Acknowledged Issues: 1,920
  • 16 Burbank Road Medford, MA, 02155, USA - Medford

    Last fall, Burbank Road was the happy recipient of traffic modifications that reduced the number of people speeding through in order to avoid stopping at the light at Winthrop and Lawrence. Sadly, the signs were removed (as planned) in late fall and we are now back to seeing cars whizzing by, being honked at by drivers while we back into our driveways, and taking our life in our hands as we walk across the street to talk to our neighbors. What would it take to make those changes permanent? The reason why the problem exists is that there is no right on red at Winthrop and Lawrence. The danger that a right on red there posed to pedestrians has now transferred to the corners at Burbank and Badger, where instead of having a well defined corner, there are two corners where cars sometimes act as if there are two lanes, or a lane and a turning lane, or a lane and racetrack with an out-of-the-blue car darting straight toward the nearest pedestrian.

    There are two possible solutions to this set of problems; one involves restricting the flow of cars onto Burbank, and the other involves establishing two lanes at the light at Winthrop and Lawrence and enabling cars to take a right on red. Which one would be best for the City?

  • Mystic Valley Pkwy Medford 02155, United States - Medford
    The button on the north side to request the walk light does not work. I waited for several minutes to make sure it wasn’t a timing issue. The button on the south side of the road works, however.
  • 3 Forest St Medford MA 02155, United States - Medford
    Not urgent, but the traffic signal on forest street going towards Main Street needs to be addressed. The green light is (and always has been) very short, especially in comparison to the light on Salem street. It is so short that in the mornings, traffic on forest street is sometimes backed up all the way to Lawrence road. This causes problems for residents in the area. Any way it could be adjusted to make the green light cycle longer?
  • 16 Main St Medford, MA 02155, USA - Medford
    Our politicians should be ashamed of themselves. This whole part of the city is a disaster. "Every man for himself" is a terrible policy to hold. Stop blaming the state and get something done.
  • Main St & South St Medford, MA, 02155, USA - Medford
    It is nearly impossible to turn left onto Main Street without some sort of traffic light or other control. Adding to the issue, senior citizens are trying to walk across this street. Please add lights, crosswalks-- everything needed to implement a full safety plan. Noted from another post that this may require work with the State-- if so please advise who our Medford liaison is for this type of coordination. Thank you!
  • Salem Street @ Ashland Street Medford, Massachusetts - Medford
    The flashing traffic light for the pedestrian crossing on Salem Street and Ashland is useless and ineffective. Cars go down that street too fast and do not see the flashing lights. I was almost hit by a car trying to cross to go to the CVS. PUT A REGULAR TRAFFIC LIGHT!
  • 40 Cedar Rd N Medford 02155, United States - Medford
    The word stop used to be painted on the street but due to utility work is no longer there.
  • 501-501 Winthrop St Medford, MA, 02155, USA - Medford
    The induction coil that triggers the light for traffic leaving the High School does not detect bikes. That means if you leave the high school on a bike and wish to turn left onto Winthrop St, you can't do it until a car comes up behind you.
  • 249–299 Locust St Medford MA 02155, United States - Medford
    locust and freedom way traffic light on the boom is twisted / facing wrong direction
  • Harvard Ave & Mystic River Rd Medford, MA, 02155, USA - Medford
    Traffic light is flashing steady - not in operation. Very busy intersection.
  • 586 Boston Ave Medford 02155, United States - Medford
    Traffic light northbound on Boston ave: sensor is not triggered by bicycles and the light is not automatic. If I get a red and there are no cars with me at the intersection it won’t give me a green and I have to run a red light to get through. Please fix!
  • Summer St & Winthrop St Medford, MA, 02155, USA - Medford
    Cross walk at the end of Winter and Summer st on Winthrop st
    Hoping to get a cross walk light installed or other solution as busy area for crossing kids
    Bus stop and kids hoping to go Barry park
    Traffic coming 4 ways not safe for kids crossing