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Open Issues: 179 Closed Issues: 11,422 Acknowledged Issues: 828
Watching issues created after: 2009-12-10

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  • Intersection Of Howard Street / St.Paul St. / South Winooski Ave. Burlington, Vermont - Burlington Electric
    This intersection is a route to school (Edmunds) for kids in the Five Sisters neighborhood and other South End neighborhoods. This is a complicated, 5-way intersection with no Walk /Don't Walk signals. Would like to see pedestrian improvements or a crossing guard assigned.
  • North Winooski Ave Burlington, Vermont - Burlington Electric
    day after day, night after night, every day, bicyclist traveling the WRONG way down this one way state highway!.. last night at 11pm 2 cyclists, wrong way, dressed in black, no lighting, staring at their pocket devices (phones). sooner or later someone is going to get severely injured, let it be known this issue has been reported several times to the city. it is NOT the drivers fault, yet that is whom will have to pay and pick up the mess of an injured cyclist. Burlington's administration loves to test bike routes even failed ones, and it fails to uphold the laws on the books.
  • 307-311 Colchester Avenue Burlington, Vermont - Burlington Electric
    I think "sharrows" would be a help on Colchester Ave from where the bike lane ends in front of the hospital all the way to the Winooski Bridge. A bike rider gets dumped into two lanes of traffic when the bike lane ends and needs to take the lane to keep going straight to Winooski. Once through the India House/East Ave intersection there are parked cars on the side (rider at risk of getting doored) and the street is very tight especially with all the bus traffic. A bike rider can easily maintain traffic speed on this busy road since it is downhill. If a rider leaves enough space to the car in front of them to be safe cars tend to "think" they are faster then a bike and accelerate up to 40, cross over the center line and then whip back in front of the biker and slam on their brakes even when a rider has taken the lane. There are "bikes may use full lane" signs along here but there is a lot of space between them and they tend to be ignored since they can be way off to the side behind parked cars. Getting some bike stencils every couple hundred feet down this section would help tremendously to give the driver visual cues that the bikers are allowed to be there since the sharrows will be directly in the drivers view. What can be done to make this happen? Seems like a quick, cheap and easy improvement for the time being. I have seen a huge increase in bike commuters on this section of road and also a huge increase of unsafe passes.
  • South Willard Street Burlington, Vermont - Burlington Electric
    I think it's time solve the Willard Street bicycle problem. Sharrows, better signage, a dedicated bike lane; something needs to happen before someone gets hurt.
  • 62-64 Buell St Burlington, Vermont - Burlington Electric
    Historic porch was removed and replaced with pressure treat straight stock. I don't think there was a proper zoning permit pulled for this. Sticks out and ruined the historic integrity of the building. There was also so obvious window replacement done with out permits also ruing any historic value this building had to the street. Could this issued be please be addressed.
  • 603 Riverside Avenue Burlington, Vermont - Burlington Electric
    The Riverside multi-use path essentially stops at the traffic light leaving the Community Health Center parking lot. When bicycling and trying to get from the Riverside multi-use path to North Winooski Ave heading downtown, you either have to use the walk signal or enter the road and take a left from Riverside onto North Winooski in the road, which can be quite difficult with intolerant car drivers not letting you over. It'd be helpful for the traffic light leaving CHC to be sensitive enough for bikes to earn the green light to leave the CHC lot and go straight across onto North Winooski Ave. Right now it doesn't trigger for just bikes and I've sat for multiple light cycles waiting for it.
  • 351-455 North Avenue Burlington, Vermont - Burlington Electric
    The makeshift driveway at the Burlington College site has broken the sidewalk and bike lane.
  • 145-163 College Street Burlington, Vermont - Burlington Electric
    Why is a waffle vendor truck allowed to sit right on the grass and tree roots of City Hall Park behind the Irish pub and almost touching a tree?! This is a public park where we treasure our green space and don't want to see it damaged by a vehicle!
  • 154-140 East Ave Burlington Vermont - Chittenden County
    Numerous hazardous areas w/ significant ponding and freezing, and trip hazards. Most of these are between 166East Ave and Bilodeau Ct, but there are one or more across from the hospital entrance on East Ave. The picture I posted is typical of a half dozen mini lakes. When frozen, they're not quite large enough to play hockey, but close. ;_))
  • South Willard Street Burlington, Vermont - Burlington Electric
    Though the new rainbow crosswalk may look great, I believe that it violates the MUTCD rules concerning what colors can be used in road markings. See section 3A.04.
    Also, is the paint retroreflective to be visible during the night?
    Oh and section 3B.17 of the MUTCD states that when crosswalk lines are used, they shall consist of solid white lines that mark the crosswalk.
    I'm not sure why this wasn't checked before we made this into such a public spectacle. The idea is great but the laws are the laws, especially on a state highway, I would think.
  • 172-198 Lakeside Ave Burlington, Vermont - Burlington Electric
    What a horrible intersection. Unfortunately I go through it nearly every day. As a pedestrian I dance to avoid being run down. As a cyclist and automobile I get the chance to park in the left lane. I also have the benefit, while pushed in the left lane, of seeing lots of dangerous maneuvers fun confused drivers pulling in and out of Feldman's Bagels. The greatest thing is this is all right under the nose of the public works building.
  • Pothole Archived
    277 North Street Burlington, Vermont - Burlington Electric

    DPW did an excellent job patching the south side of North Street between Winooski and Union last year. Unfortunately, the patch has worn off and the street is completely uneven.

    There is also massive water collection here when it rains that people drive through and splash the house and whoever is on the sidewalk at the time.

    Please consider patching this block again in the short term and adding it to a regrading list for long term. Thanks!