Acknowledged by: City of Cambridge

Traffic congestion at Alewife Brook Pkwy & Mass Ave at 8:30 AM Acknowledged

Alewife Brook Pkwy & Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA, 02140, USA Show on Map Hide Map
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12524562

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Cambridge, MA

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Description

This morning, I had to go to Shattuck Ace hardware, Arlington to pick-up special-order items. Mass Ave was backed up, so I made a right at Churchill Ave (0,2 miles from ABP) to go to Broadway in Somerville. When I turned right onto Alewife Brook Pkwy at the end of Matignon Road, I noticed the westbound Alewife Brook Pkwy was backed up beyond the traffic light at Woodstock Street for total of at least 0.3 miles.
On the way back, once again, I ran into stalled traffic on the southbound Mass Ave on Arlington side.
Please do something to mitigate this traffic congestions during rush hour if for nothing else but to reduce air pollution caused by all the idling cars.
Sometimes the backup on northbound side goes all the way back to Pemberton. All told, there could be a mile or more if cards idling and that is a lot of air pollution!
Please conduct traffic survey to measure the length of traffic backup on all 4 sides of the intersection during the peak of rush hour. TP&T has shown that they can conduct traffic survey without traffic counters during the community meeting period of the Cycling Safety Ordinance implementation in north Mass Ave so I am sure they can redo this survey.
Thank you


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