City of Boston Department of Public Works

Open Issues: 0 Closed Issues: 858 Acknowledged Issues: 269
Watching issues created after: 2010-08-25

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  • N Harvard St And Franklin St Intersection Boston, MA - Allston-Brighton
    Fairly new traffic light put in over summer. When there is little traffic it is not needed; when there is a lot, traffic backs up on both Franklin St and on North Harvard past Western Ave intersection. Either fix timing or put on blink. It was better before the light went in.
  • Pothole Archived
    Mt. Vernon Street BRIGHTON, MA - Allston-Brighton
    POTHOLSE ON MT. VERNON STREET
  • 108-110 Western Ave Boston, MA 02134, USA - Allston-Brighton

    This stretch of Western Avenue used to have hundreds of unrestricted parking spaces. Then one day, the BTD removed 95% of them.

    Bike lanes and turning lanes at intersections would be useful. But a double-wide lane, lined with no stopping signs, doesn't help anyone. People who live, work, and study in the area should be allowed to have guests visit them by car. And on-street parking is an important component of a vibrant, walkable community.

    The same thing happened on the other side of the business school, on North Harvard Street.

    Please restore the on-street parking!

  • (pothole) Archived
    Beacon St Boston, MA - Allston-Brighton
    very deep pothole near the new residences at the reservoir. Its on the inbound side of Beacon Street
  • Other Acknowledged
    855 Hwy 20 Boston, MA 02215, USA - Allston-Brighton
    Drivers fly through this red light constantly. Please check the 311 Twitter account for some video of it happening. Every light cycle in the time I waited for a train here, two or three cars sped through the red light, most after the crosswalk light was already illuminated. Especially with students back on campus, someone will be killed by this accepted driver behavior. We need traffic calming and red light enforcement here now.
  • Interstate 90 & Cambridge St Boston, MA 02134, USA - Allston-Brighton
    On the off ramp from the Mass Pike eastbound, there are no lane markings. Photo shows confused cars. Are there 2 lanes? 3? 1?
  • (pothole) Archived
    1 N Beacon St Boston, MA , 02134 - Allston-Brighton
    As you come from N. Beacon into Union square, it is in the right hand lane at the light.
  • N075 Boston, MA - Allston-Brighton
    turning left onto Chestnut Hill from outbound Beacon: cant see left turn light when waiting first in left turn line because the light is nearly behind you! Need an additional left turn light placed across the intersection where it can be seen.
  • 729-731 N Arsenal St Boston, MA 02135, USA - Allston-Brighton
    Going westbound at this intersection of N. Arsenal Street, the traffic light has four signals, the 4th being a green arrow (to turn left onto Soldiers Field Road). The green arrow light has been out for months (possibly a year!). It's very dangerous taking a left turn here because the oncoming traffic on N. Arsenal has a delayed light while you are allowed to make a turn (the green arrow should be lit for a few seconds before their light turns green on the other side of the road.)
  • Damaged Sign Acknowledged
    185 Lake St Boston, MA 02135, USA - Allston-Brighton
    Open fire alarm ( picture )
  • 4-14 Braintree Street Boston, Massachusetts - Allston-Brighton
    Braintree street is narrow near the intersection and frequently there are cars/vans parked on both sides of the road. Frequently the cars parked too close to the intersection. Given the abundance of off street parking in the immediate vicinity, the street would be safer if no parking were allowed along the block, to allow drivers to see pedestrians and other drivers.
  • 25 North Beacon Street Boston Massachusetts - Wellington-Harrington
    There is a new sign/warning to bicyclists to 'bike safe, do not pass trucks on the right.' This seems like a response to the recent horribly unfortunate and sad bike accident that lead to a biker's death in Porter Square. I fully appreciate the city's concern but there is nothing wrong nor illegal about a biker passing cars or trucks or buses on the right; in fact, that is exactly what a biker should do. This sign should say: "trucks, watch for bikers passing on the right" instead of giving confusing information to bikers. How else should a biker pass a truck if not on the right?