Boston Department of Public Works

Open Issues: 0 Closed Issues: 403 Acknowledged Issues: 93
Watching issues created after: 2010-10-01

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  • Other Acknowledged
    20 David G Mugar Way Boston 02114, United States - Beacon Hill

    Please turn the speed reader on, on the inbound lane

    Folks tend to speed more there

    Also is this data used for anything? It should be used for enforcement measures and safety evaluations


  • 192 Tremont Street Boston, Massachusetts - Beacon Hill
    About two months ago, I reported this issue. The intersection box in Tremont and Boylston has a beeping intersection noise that is extremely loud and disruptive during unnecessarily late hours of the night. It repeats the sound, "Wait. Wait. Wait. Wait to Cross." and then beeps excessively. The students in my dorm buildings and surrounding apartments are complaining, and I really wish to resolve this issue once again! It would be most amazing if it were to be fixed asap as this is finals week :)
  • Bicycles Only? Hah! Acknowledged
    1844 Longfellow Bridge Boston, MA 02114, USA - Beacon Hill
    I bike twice daily across the Longfellow, over the past week with the warmer weather the amount of pedestrian traffic along the upstream, bicycle-only, side of the bridge has increased daily, and is beginning to cause safety issues with pedestrians blocking the full path and otherwise creating obstacles to avoid. It seems either some level of enforcement is needed or the signs might as well be taken down.
  • 139 Tremont Street Boston, Massachusetts - Beacon Hill
    There is a severe shortage of bicycle racks around Boston Common. This is a busy area and near several important transit stations. There is plenty of space along Boston Common to install racks, especially along Tremont Street. Right now bikes end up being locked to street signs, including handicapped signs, where the bikes could obstruct vehicle access for people in wheelchairs, etc. Let's install racks where the bikes can be stored properly and safely.
  • Boylston Station - Outbound Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108, United States of America - Beacon Hill
    There is no reasonable safe bike path around the Boston Common, the paths are wide and easy enough to make multi use, allow bikes in the park and put correct signage so that there will be no conflict
  • 317-325 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02114, USA - Beacon Hill
    Cars frequently turning right onto Storrow Dr. from the left, straight/left-turn only lane. Happens very, very frequently, endangering cyclists and vehicles proceeding over the Longfellow bridge.
  • 327 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02114, USA - Beacon Hill
    When travelling down the left lane on Cambridge Street towards Sturrow, it becomes a left turn ONLY lane at Charles MGH Station. The center lane is the ONLY lane shown to go straight and the center and right lanes are available for turning right. This is CLEARLY marked by the huge green traffic sign prior to the station. Too many times I've been thisclose to getting my car hit by cars that make (mostly) unsignalled, (always) unsafe lane changes. This especially happens most dangerously when there are cars waiting in the left turn only lane. The car in the left lane will attempt to go straight OR will attempt to make the right turn to either of the Sturrow Drive onramps.
  • Boston 02116 United States - Beacon Hill

    Garbage dumpster (DBI Waste Systems 617 389-9656) blocking entire protected bike lane.

    Ten empty parking spaces in a row right next to the dumpster they could use.

    Please tow to the impound yard.

  • 327 Cambridge Street Boston, Massachusetts - Beacon Hill
    Please explain why pedestrians aren't able to have a walk signal in order to cross both roadways separating us from Charles Street and the Charles/MGH subway station? Right now we have to wait on the island for the light to change for the 2nd walk signal. As a result I observe numerous pedestrians too impatient to wait crossing the street even when traffic is bearing down on them. I can imagine the level of impatience grows as the weather turns inclement which is not a safe situation. Please program the lights so that all traffic stops for pedestrians to safely cross the streets.
  • Massachusetts 3 Boston, MA 02114, USA - Beacon Hill
    pot hole on the right as you turn onto longfellow bridge from Storrow drive off ramp
  • 126 Mt. Vernon Street Boston, MA 02108 - Beacon Hill
    Newly installed sign on corner is at eye level and has injured many pedestrians: eye injury, forehead injury, cheek injury. SIgn needs to either be raised or removed.