City of Medford PLUS

Open Issues: 742 Closed Issues: 20,086 Acknowledged Issues: 2,020
  • Salem St & Hadley Pl Medford, MA, 02155, USA - Medford
    Good morning- as a resident using the marked crosswalk at Salem St and Hadley St intersection, it would be great to have a walk signal placed there- my daily use of the crosswalk reminds me that crossing in a legal crosswalk should not be a life and death decision. Do the drivers of the cars coming at high speeds from 3 separate directions ALL SEE ME AND WILL THEY STOP OR KEEP DRIVING? My experience is that they don't care since I know their eyes are open and not continue to drive as if pedestrians are INVISIBLE? This section of road is NOT an extended highway on and off ramp. Someone is going to end up with severe injuries that the city needs to take steps to prevent.
  • 100 High St Medford MA 02155, United States - Medford
    Temporary crosswalk really needs repainting Visibility isn't great here
  • 27 Harvard St Medford, MA, 02155, USA - Medford
    Issue ID: 5682191 -- The crosswalk is not visible, faded. Still needs to be painted. A pedestrian takes there chances crossing the street -- it's so dangerous.
  • 152 Forest St Medford MA 02155, United States - Medford
    Another accident on forest street last night. The neighborhood appreciates the solar powered 'your speed' signage but more is needed. Accidents are an annual occurrence. More traffic calming is needed. Maybe white line lane markings? It would help on snowy days to know where the lane is so that parked cars don't narrow the lanes too much. People typically blow through the 25mph speed limit on Forest and narrower lanes make this more dangerous.
  • Corner Of Exeter And Winthrop St Medford, Massachusetts - Medford
    The corner of Winthrop and Exeter is both a school bus stop and an MBTA bus stop. The nearest cross walk is 100 yards away in either direction. We need a crosswalk added here for the safety of both Medford children and all residents.
  • 92 Fellsway W Medford, MA, 02155, USA - Medford

    Where Salem Street crosses the Fellsway, the road broadens out from one lane to two lanes (there aren't lane lines, but that's how people treat it). However, there's no signage designating whether people going straight should be in one lane or another. That often leads to frustration, as people jump between lanes based on whichever appears to be shorter. I've witnessed several close calls where someone gunned it at the last second to change lanes to avoid someone turning.

    It seems like going either direction, a designated "left turn only" lane should be created, while the right lane would be for right turns and people going straight.

  • Oak Ridge Rd Medford, MA, 02155, USA - Medford
    I have visited the DPW twice since April of 2019 regarding missing STOP and stop line templates at each of the four existing STOP signs. Initially I was told that there was a backlog because of rainy conditions was informed by email over a year ago that my request would be "First on the list". This is a cut through between Grove Street and the Mystic Valley Parkway and without these painted templates motorists fly through as if the signs are invisible. I don't understand how such a simple request can not be acknowledged or completed within a year's timeframe.
  • 135 High St Medford, MA, 02155, USA - Medford
    The temporary crosswalk at the corner of Boynton Rd and High Street is not very visible due to library construction and parked cars. There really should be a push button to illuminate a warning light for a pedestrian in the crosswalk. At least something similar to what exists at Governors Ave and High Street if not a fully operational traffic light.
  • 26 City Hall Mall Medford, MA 02155, USA - Medford
    The lanes turning left from City Hall Mall onto Salem Street are fading and cars are turning into the incorrect lane. Cars in the leftmost lane on City Hall Mall swerve into the middle lane on Salem Street, when the lines (faded) indicate they should turn into the leftmost lane on Salem St. I have almost been run into many times in my car.
  • 355 High St Medford, MA, 02155, USA - Medford
    Very loud constant beeping from newly installed pedestrian crossing
  • 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.
  • 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?