Taylor Square Neighborhood Association

Open Issues: 43 Closed Issues: 2,299 Acknowledged Issues: 42
Watching issues created after: 2016-09-06

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  • Raymond St & Walden St Cambridge, MA, 02140, USA - Neighborhood 9
    Of 50 cars to traverse this 4 way stop intersection at a park corner, only 10 cars came to a complete stop. 20% compliance is an opportunity for serious injury. Some cars did not come to a complete stop even when children were crossing the intersection. This is typical when I do this counting.
  • 91 Sherman Street Cambridge, Massachusetts - Neighborhood 9
    The traffic signal at this location no longer working. It is always just flashing yellow light.
    It is now very hard to cross the street to the Danehy park. There is also an elementary school here : (the Cambridge Montessori school).
  • 36 Bay State Rd Cambridge, MA 02138, USA - Neighborhood 9

    We live in Bay State Road and we are very happy to see that the renovation work is almost finished. But there are a couple of issues:
    People are not respecting the 20 mph drive limit. They are taking this as an alternative to Concord Ave and we see and hear them go around 40 mph, accelerating greatly just after the Field St lot entrance (even when its a curve).

    This is an issue because THERE IS NO CROSSWALK at the intersection of Bay State and Birch St (between Field St and New St) which creates a makes for a dangerous combination. There are many people with little kids (and without) crossing at the level Bonny's Garden center to get to Imagine, to the Children's Village and of course to Bonny's. And when they get their flowers at Bonny's they have to cross back with their hands occupied, evading cars. Some cars reduce their speed when they see people trying to cross, but most of them don't and that is just an accident waiting to happen.

    What can we do about this, please?

    Traffic calming or an additional crosswalk at the intersection with Birch St and Bay State (or further down closer to the apartments at 42-50 Bay State Rd) should be options on the table. I won't even talk about the noisy Harley motorcycles at 6 am, but talking for all the people with kids it is worrying to see that this street is becoming a highway due to these high speed, infringing cars...

  • 281 Concord Avenue Cambridge, MA - Neighborhood 9
    Bike racks needed outside of our business for the public, guests, and employees.
  • 282 Concord Ave Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - Neighborhood 9
    There is a sidewalk/curb dip like a driveway used to be here (but there is no driveway) in front of House of Chang. The street signs all say 2 hour parking, but the business owners claim this spot on the street is a "private" spot for their business (delivery driver) and put out a cone stating as such. We are nextdoor neighbors and need to park on the street by our house. Can someone tell us if this in fact a private spot/"driveway"or if it is public street parking? I see people get confused about it all the time.
  • 300 Walden Street Cambridge, Massachusetts - Neighborhood 9
    I have yet again almost been hit by a car while crossing on Garden Street at the corner of Walden Street. This intersection is highly trafficked by aggressive drivers using it to cut through the neighborhood. I have seen many a near miss and let me remind you there is a school, playground and park located on the corner I am speaking of. The recent new bump out design has exacerbated the situation pushing the pedestrians directly in front of cars that are turning onto Garden Street, worst design. The original intersection design called for a raised four way cross walk along with the bump out, it was not built. You must act before there is a fatality at this intersection.
  • 505 Ma-2 Cambridge, MA 02138, USA - Neighborhood 9
    Riley Bros dump truck parked on bike path and sidewalk near Sunoco station and crosswalk to Fresh Pond. Called the state police and they said "maybe they're doing construction"...no one in the truck. Blocks under one of the front tires.
  • Other Archived
    Huron Ave @ Concord Ave Huron Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140, United States of America - Neighborhood 9
    Bike locked to City sign making it difficult to get on and off busses.
  • Concord Ave Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - Neighborhood 9
    This traffic light on Concord Ave (just east of the rotary) causes inbound traffic to back up and block the rotary, such that outbound Fresh Pond Pkwy traffic can't enter the rotary. Fresh Pond Pkwy typically backs up all the way back to Mt Auburn St, causing gridlock at that intersection, as early as 7:30 am.
    Timing the pedestrian crossing light by the Sunoco station could allow the rotary to clear out.
  • 312-314 Walden St Cambridge 02138, United States - Neighborhood 9
  • 112 Raymond St Cambridge, MA, 02140, USA - Neighborhood 9
    For the last several years there has been a Porta Potty installed by the city at Raymond Park / Corcoran Playground. It is normally installed in the spring and left in place until the late fall. This is especially useful because on Saturday mornings this park area is occupied by approximately 100 children and parents and any given time, some of whom play organized soccer, some who play in the playground, and some of whom play pickup basketball, baseball, and ultimate Frisbee, and many of whom have need of a toilet while they are there. Whenever the Porta Potty is not in place, some number of children, and occasionally even adults, try to urinate discretely by the fences abutting Chetwynd St, but this is really quite inappropriate. There are no publicly accessible toilets anywhere in the neighborhood though, so the city really must put the Porta Potty in the park, in the interest of promoting public health and convenience.
  • Gas Leak Archived
    157 Garden St Cambridge, Massachusetts - Neighborhood 9
    There is a strong smell of gas at the corner of Garden ST and Walden ST, right next to 157 Garden. This has been going on for a long time - the odor is powerful and nauseating, and it appears dangerous to have a gas leak right next to houses and a school. When does the city plan to have this gas leak fixed?