8 Beech St Cambridge, MA 02140, USA
Both sides of Beech Street, between Massachusetts Avenue and Orchard Street, are posted no parking for construction for the entire period December 14 - January 14, Monday-Friday, 7 am-3:30 pm. The contractor is "Riley Bros".
There was no construction activity yesterday, and so far none today, on any part of this street (aside from building construction that has been ongoing at one address for the past 18 months, and is unrelated). The weather is clear.
This permit needs to be revoked. It never should have been issued this way. The contractor needs to reapply for separate permits limited to specific dates and a specific side/length of the street where work will actually be occurring. This is significantly displacing parking for residents and the contractor needs to make a good-faith effort to mitigate that impact.
Please note I have tried to reach the public works construction permitting office at 617-349-4800, option 2, option 2, but it does not seem to be routing to a phone line operated by a city employee.
Thank you in advance.
19 Davenport St Cambridge, MA, 02140, USANew ONE WAY Street traffic (Davenport)- High risk of accident, injury and/or Death. Delivery (Shaws, Unfi and other Porter Square shopping delivery vehicles) and drivers are ignoring the new signage- which will cause a major, tragic accident. Please enforce!
1937 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge MA 02140, United States
Everything about making Davenport 1-way from Saginaw to Mass Ave has been problematic, including the lack of any thought put into the # and location of signs As you can see from the photo, the new do not enter/one way signs are placed so they are not visible heading south or north on Mass Ave, leading to MUCH confusion by the hundreds of drivers who have been driving on Davenport for decades There was no announcement, no police presence to redirect cars, nothing but a sign on a barrel Hence the MANY cars and trucks ignoring the new restriction
I witnessed a tractor trailer trying to make a delivery at Star turn onto Davenport from Elm to try to back into the loading dock - which he eventually did but first had to drive halfway down Davenport to let cars get by the truc,kd then backup toward Elm ten make the incredibly difficult turn into the loading dock The whole thing took about 10 minutes
I spoke to the driver when he got out of the cab He said he had to make the loop from Davenport,up MA Ave, across Beech (which is posted No Trucks), doElm andand back onto Davenpor2x becauseuse cars were parked on Davenport that prevented him from backing into tbay When a car moved finally was able toh to go through the 10 minute mane, ver blocking traffic on Davenport and Elm Str ts
I give him credit for his driving ability and patience, but this is completely nuts
Making Davenport one way with no plan for how to reroute traffic - especially MANY daily the delivery tru day - is endangering public safety and just plain i nsane
One last thing - the o w NO Left Turn on n in the island on MA Ave for cars heading son h in MA Ave is plso d to it completeocks lack the flashing yellow crosswalk l at Davenport ights Not smart and not
Is anyone from the City paying attention to the ripple effect of this poorly considered change?fe
128 Elm St Cambridge, MA 02140, USA
Davenport Street is now *mostly* one-way, from Saginaw Ave to Mass Ave. Can it be made *fully* one-way, starting from Elm Street instead?
Aside from trucks leaving Star Market, the only traffic that can even oppose this pattern right now are cars that turn left from Saginaw Ave (a private way) onto Davenport Street, and then exit onto Elm Street. But Saginaw Ave is two-way and the other end actually intersects with Elm Street. So vehicles which leave residences here can simply drive the opposite way on Saginaw Ave to get to Elm Street. (Or to get to Mass Ave, they can still drive to Davenport Street instead, but with this change they would be required to make a right turn.)
Designating this entire street as one-way would be much simpler for people to recognize and learn, and this would hopefully avoid unnecessary accidents especially at the Mass Ave intersection. It would also fully eliminate the possibility of two vehicles encountering each other going the opposite direction near the Elm Street intersection — this street is really not wide enough for that, especially when delivery trucks are involved.
128 Elm St Cambridge, MA 02140, USA
This sign indicates trucks exiting the Star Market loading dock should not turn left onto Davenport Street (towards Mass Ave).
However, Davenport Street is now one-way from Saginaw Avenue to Mass Ave. It seems this sign was originally installed to prevent trucks from encountering oncoming traffic. But this should no longer be an issue.
In fact, trucks which are delivering to Tags Hardware or Michaels must also turn onto Davenport Street and continue past this point to reach the loading dock. Then to depart, they must continue the rest of the way down Davenport Street (which is now one-way) and turn onto Mass Ave. Is there a reason trucks from Star Market cannot do this as well?
It would make more sense for this to be a "no right turn" sign, so that all trucks travel in the same direction all the way down Davenport Street.
33 Walden St Cambridge, MA, 02140, USAThis issue was first reported in 2016; three years later in 2019, the situation is ever more precarious and dangerous to Cogswell Ave residents, especially elderly and those with kids. Nothing has been done. This street needs to be closed to non residents, otherwise there is a real issue and severe accident/ disaster waiting to happen. If this situation has been reassigned and Hanes to other Department, we need to know which one and a contact person in charge for transparency and feedback purposes.