Cambridge Traffic Engineer

Open Issues: 79 Closed Issues: 2,501 Acknowledged Issues: 185
Watching issues created after: 2010-07-22

Traffic Engineer for the City of Cambridge

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  • 150 Cambridge Park Drive Cambridge, Massachusetts - North Cambridge
    I would like to submit a complaint about the daily traffic jam on Cambridge Park Drive. One road does not suffice for the employees & (now) residents that use this road during open & close business hours. Is there a plan to alleviate the congestion?
  • 150 Cambridgepark Drive Cambridge, Massachusetts - North Cambridge
    We have seen an increase in cars driving on the wrong side of the road on CambridgePark Drive. A pedestrian was hit about a month ago and this activity seems to be increasing. I'm not sure if there is a way the city can put a slow-down signs at the crosswalks? Light them up more? Someone may get seriously hurt.
  • Albany Street And Pacific Street Intersection Cambridge, MA - Cambridgeport
    This intersection has a raised brick "crosswalk" but no painted white stripe lines. The result is that cars driving down Albany rarely yield for pedestrians in an area with a large student population.
  • 306 Webster Ave Cambridge, MA 02141 - Wellington-Harrington
    Webster Avenue is a heavily trafficked road and has always been very frightening to bike down -- with two-way traffic including the 85 and CT2 bus lines, parallel parking on both sides, and heavy industrial use of the area, you often get cars, buses, bike, and trucks stacking up behind each other because there isn't enough room for everything to get through in both directions at the same time. There shouldn't be parallel parking on both sides of this street, or the street should be one way. Both Cambridge and Somerville should take a look at it.
  • Intersection Of Green And Hancock Cambridge, Massachusetts - Riverside
    Driving down Hancock and making the crossing across Green street is often difficult. The streets are narrow and the parking tight which makes the visibility at the crossing blind, particularly if a large vehicle is parked. So when it's at its worst you have to just eek your way into the intersection and hope a car is not coming down Green which itself has no stop sign. This is one spot I've often wished there were a stop sign on Green. There's already a sign post for do not enter signs, so adding stop signs on the opposite sides of the same posts seems straight forward.
  • 45 Flagg St Cambridge, MA 02138, USA - Riverside
    Two of the four lights of the street hockey rink at Corporal Burns park are not functioning.
  • Third Street Cambridge, Massachusetts - Mit
    This intersection was recently redesigned and a northbound bike lane was included to cross Broadway via 3rd. But there is absolutely no v
    isible traffic signal for bicyclists to cross Broadway on Third. It's absolutely dangerous and an unbelievable oversight...
  • 1304 Cambridge St Cambridge, MA 02139, USA - Wellington-Harrington

    Double parking tickets are cheaper than hydrant tickets, so every person who feels like stopping for a while at Inman just double-parks, blocking one side of the road. Of course, tickets don't get issued, so people feel free to do it all the time.

    Ignoring the safety problems of the reduced visibility and trying to navigate around cars and avoid pedestrians crossing between cars and so on, it causes knock-on traffic problems for the rest of the city.

    During the afternoon and evening, this really slows down traffic, except when a truck unloads across from a double-parked car. Then Beacon St stops when people block intersections, and Hampshire, and Prospect, and Broadway... And so on. I've been stuck in hour-long gridlock in that area.

    Parking is, admittedly, at a premium at Inman square, but can we at least have some enforcement from the police who stop there or drive by, so that it might be a little bit more under control?

  • Mead Street And Walden Avenue Cambridge, Massachusetts - North Cambridge
    The extreme traffic at the light at Walden and Mass Ave in North Cambridge during rush hour is being diverted (possibly by a traffic app) left down Mead Street to Cogswell Avenue, where there is now routinely bumper to bumper or speeding traffic during rush hour trying to avoid the light at Walden and Mass Ave to make a turn onto Mass Ave. This is a dangerous situation that is going to imminently result in mishap or accident. Please rectify by installing a "No Thru-Way" or "Do Not Enter Except Abutters" during rush hour sign at the intersection of Walden and Mead Street.
  • Other Archived
    312 Broadway Cambridge, MA 02139, USA - The Port
    You need to re-engineer how the bikes come across prospect at Broadway and Prospect Street, right now the pinch keeps pinging bikes into the rear of the parked cars, putting in a bike lane giving a delayed signal, putting the bikes in the center as opposed to off to the side make much more sense
  • 1825-1837 Cambridge Street Cambridge, Massachusetts - Mid-Cambridge
    The bike lane markings are completely worn away in this underpass and some drivers heading toward Broadway drive all the way to the right, as though there are three car lanes. Also, this underpass can be very dangerous for cyclists trying to merge left for Cambridge Street because the motorists drive quite fast. It would improve safety if along with remarking the bike lane, some kind of sign asking drivers to be cautious for bicycles who want to merge left could be added. Thanks in advance!
  • Dangerous Crosswalk Acknowledged
    2235 Highway 2a Cambridge, Massachusetts - North Cambridge

    Hello Seeclickfix Folks,

    Not sure what can be done in this particular instance but I know many people (myself included), who have almost been struck by cars that refuse to stop for pedestrians in the Mass Ave crosswalk closest to Day St. I've lived in this neighborhood since 2006 and I'll have drivers not see me, drive around me, or accelerate at me (!) between 1-3x/week. I believe that drivers on Mass Ave have often just waited at a lights Dover St (southbound) or Rindge Ave (northbound) and are anxious to make it through the next set of lights without stopping.

    I finally had to say something when I witnessed a disabled woman stranded on the median between the north and southbound lanes this past weekend.

    Any effort to remedy the situation would be greatly appreciated!