Excessive traffic on residential street AcknowledgedLinnaean St & Raymond St Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - Neighborhood 9Ever since Garden Street became one way, Raymond has been inundated with cars, trucks, school buses, and delivery vehicles. Raymond isn’t wide enough to accommodate all this extra traffic, along with heavy pedestrian use and cyclists. Someone is going to get seriously hurt or worse unless something is done about this. Cars need to be directed away from Raymond into larger streets. At a minimum, we need to have no turns onto Raymond from 7-9am and 5-7pm.
Disregarded Stop signs ArchivedRaymond St & Walden St Cambridge, MA, 02140, USA - Neighborhood 9Of 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.
Pavement Marking Issue Archived1922 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge 02140, United States - North CambridgePlease repaint the crosswalks on Mass Ave near Porter Square. It’s been weeks since the road was repaved, and now holiday madness is upon us. It’s already too dangerous to cross the road, and it’s only going to get worse. The city is at risk of a lawsuit, or worse. The crosswalks need to be put in NOW.
1702 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge 02138, United States - Neighborhood 9The crosswalk light at Mass Avenue and Garfield is out and has been out for two days. A lot of families rely on this traffic light to cross for school.
Pavement Marking Issue Archived60-64 Walden Street Cambridge, Massachusetts - Neighborhood 9Pedestrian crossing missing across Walden St at the intersection with Richdale Ave on the north side of the intersection. (The other three pedestrian crossings, two across Richdale Ave on either side of Walden St, and one across Walden St on the south side of the intersection, are present.) This is a particularily popular intersection for commuters walking to Porter Sq. Adding the fourth pedestrian crossing would increase safety of existing crosswalks by preventing vehicles from being parked close to the intersection along Walden St, thereby increasing visibility. It would also make corner store more easily accessible, increasing number of visitors, making the neighborhood livelier and more pleasant. Already existing speed limits, speed limit sign on Walden St approaching the intersection from the north, length of plateau on commuter rail overpass, and already existing all-way stop signs ensure that vehicle operators coming from north can safely yield to pedestrians at proposed crosswalk.
Traffic signals needs adjustment ArchivedHuron Ave & Rc Kelley St Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - Neighborhood 9The traffic on Huron going from Concord to Garden is now backed up for several hours a day (due to the change on Garden St). Signals at both intersections need to be adjusted so that the Concord and Huron intersection is not blocked by the line of cars (which makes people start maneuvering around and thats unsafe for pedestrians and bikers alike). And the lights at Huron and Garden need to be adjusted now that there are so many more cars approaching on Huron, it can take 4+ light cycles to get from Concord to Garden between 2 and 7 pm.
Hurlbut St & Linnaean St Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - Neighborhood 9This car one Hurlbut St had its front end knocked off and is the 3rd car to get visibly dinged at the mouth of Hurlbut and Linnaean in the last 2-3 weeks. Cars fly off Linnaean to cut down to Mass Ave and often never look to see a car coming up Hurlbut—the street is too narrow to accommodate two cars, so a car must pull over and yield to the other. The incidents of near collision, amount of traffic and incidents of reckless speeding have been on the rise. Is there something in the Traffic toolbox to calm this — a one way to Martin would make sense but then that just shifts the scenario to other streets. Restrictive access during rush hour is another idea as is police monitoring.
Other Archived193 Concord Ave Cambridge MA 02138, United States - Neighborhood 9
Waiting for bus at Concord and Huron Traffic backed up in all directions But that isn't exactly what I am reporting
In 10 minutes I have observed seven adults on bicycles riding on the sidewalk on either side of Concord and five riding against traffic on the westbound side of Concord
I think these bicyclists have by their actions demonstrated that the Garden Street changes are not what they want They are also not what the neighborhood wants
Two more on the sidewalk as I write this And my bus is late, undoubtedly stuck in traffic the Garden Street changes caused
If the bikes don't use it and the neighbors don't want it let's get rid of this failed experiment
Speeding on Fresh Pond Pkwy 4-7 am Archived221-253 Rt-16 Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - West Cambridge
There has been a resumption of speeding by large trucks and motorcycles on Fresh Pond between Concord and Huron, beginning at 4:00 am.
These vehicles are traveling at highway speeds - not 25 mph as listed. This seems very unsafe. Could you post a policeman with a traffic gun?
91 Sherman Street Cambridge, Massachusetts - Neighborhood 9The 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).
Traffic Sign Complaint ArchivedClifton Place Cambridge, Massachusetts - North CambridgeCambridge Housing Authority's (CHA's) redeveloped Jefferson Park (JP) is now being occupied. Clifton Street, which is one way south coming out to Rindge Ave has been extended into JP as a one way extension that loops around and exits JP heading north onto Rindge Ave (making left or right turn with just a STOP sign) with a new name Clifton Place (?). These are two new intersections with Rindge Ave and ISD had issues temporary occupancy permits without any proper street signs or traffic signs in place.
The sidewalk on the south side of Rindge Ave is heavily used by children going to/from the Peabody Elementary School and Rindge Ave Upper School. These children will be going back to school on 9/4, in just about 3 weeks, using Rindge Ave with two new, unfamiliar intersections in addition to nearby Jackson Place on the east and another road exiting from Brickworks Condos on the west. Not to mention new residents who maybe new to the neighborhood and are not used to the students' foot traffic.
For the sake of children's safety, please coordinate efforts of all City departments involved and CHA to make sure all safety measures are in place (street signs, traffic signs, cross-walk striping, school crossing guards to name a few) so that the children will be able to negotiate these new changes safely.
Also. please ensure the traffic light at Clifton Street/Clifton Place are timed properly for the children to cross safely.
Thank you for your expedited action on this critical safety issue.
Icy or Snowy Bike Lane Archived5 Upland Rd Cambridge, MA 02140, USA - Neighborhood 9snow in bike jug handle