City of Boston Department of Public Works

Open Issues: 0 Closed Issues: 858 Acknowledged Issues: 268
Watching issues created after: 2010-08-25

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  • Chestnut Hill Ave And Beacon St Boston, MA - Allston-Brighton
    One can clearly see from satellite imagery that Cleveland Circle used to be a true circle or rotary. From the ground this intersection is extremely confusing and poorly maintained. Traffic control is dysfunctional as one needs to look out for multiple streets, green lines and bicycles while navigating a poorly marked intersection. And the lights still go green even when a green line is entering the intersection. This intersection would be far more functional if it were turned into a rotary with a green or landscaped median. This would still support the needs of the greenline (assuming it's too expensive to give it a detected right of way (it's own lane or an elevated route). Even if converting the intersection to a rotary, it would make sense to have traffic lights that go red to prevent vehicles from entering when a greenline train is entering.
  • Pothole Archived
    Mt. Vernon Street BRIGHTON, MA - Allston-Brighton
    POTHOLSE ON MT. VERNON STREET
  • Other Archived
    160 Harvard Ave Boston, MA 02134, USA - Allston-Brighton
    Bike lanes on both sides of Harvard between Brighton and Comm are used as non-stop delivery and rideshare parking from 5pm until at least 11pm. I promise you could make a really good return on no stopping violations if someone would patrol along that stretch every few minutes.
  • 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!

  • 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
    Beacon St Boston, MA - Allston-Brighton
    very deep pothole near the new residences at the reservoir. Its on the inbound side of Beacon Street
  • 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.)
  • (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.
  • 3 Sutherland Rd Brighton, MA 02135, USA - Allston-Brighton
    Despite the existing one-way sign, I often, as a pedestrian, encounter vehicles entering the Sunderland loop the wrong way, often at speed to avoid the light. More signage would be a good start, but reworking the curb, which as to curve the exit back onto beacon st, could solve this hazard.
  • (pothole) Archived
  • 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.