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Open Issues: 47 Closed Issues: 56 Acknowledged Issues: 0
Watching issues created after: 2009-07-13

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  • Park St Providence, RI 02908, USA - Downtown
    Cars come at a high speed thru this turn, some jump the curb. This is the walkway past the mall parking entrance and across the bridge. There's no protection for pedestrians. This location needs a heavy duty guard rail at the bridge and a yield sign at the mall entrance.
  • 61-71 Parade St Providence, RI 02907, USA - West End
    At the intersection of Hudson and Parade there are no pedestrian walkways. As well, the curbs onto the park walkway is not a ramp. Makes it hard for children riding bikes to safely cross and enter the park.
  • 259 Carpenter Street Providence, RI 02909, USA - Downtown
    This fence bordering the Knight Street side of the home on 259 Carpenter Street is a danger to pedestrians and should be removed. It has been reported to Pleshette Mitchel of Neighborhood Services and even investigated first hand by Joe Eliiot- Inspector of Code Enforcement. Year old issue. This fence cuts peoples ankles as they walk past. Old metal plus open wounds = problem for city for failing to uphold code enforcement. Do what is right and protect the citizens, end this age old issue now.
  • Indiana Ave - Washington Park
    Can someone fill the railroad tracks that are raised on Allens Ave near electric company. They are really getting bad and can puncture tire or rims. Needs to have tar put all along side it if not gonna remove them.
  • 259 Carpenter Street Providence, RI 02909, USA - Downtown
    Dangerous situation on the Knight Street side of home on 259 Carpenter Street. An old unused curb cut needs to have curbing reinstalled and sidewalk brough back to proper grade. Adjacent section of walk way completely missing a concrete sidewalk surface. This old curb cut allows wayward cars to drive up into pedestrians on walkway. Dirt area in adjacent walk way is dangerous to pedestrians. How does this property have a new paved driveway the full width of the property? This is against zoning ordinances.
  • 25 India Street Providence, Providence, RI - Providence
    The sidewalk along the old Shooters building has been fully obstructed by huge weeds that force pedestrians/ runners/ dog walkers into the street, that is covered in small shards of glass. As of September 2012, this problem is now over a year old.
  • Providence Pl & Interstate 95 Providence, RI 02903, USA - Smith Hill

    Drivers are cutting across lanes abruptly to take the exit to another freeway route, or to avoid it. One is the i-95, the other Route 6. One sign clearly says Boston, but people are still cutting across abruptly and endangering others. It is not like you are going to be stuck on the freeway for eons in the wrong direction if you miss the exit, as an exit near Providence Place is upcoming.

    This has occurred several times in the last week that I have witnessed; who knows how many others are doing it. It would be nice if this were fixed by either having a P.O. visible for awhile in this area to deter this "Los Angeles" style of driving, or if it is due to unclear signage cueing them in before they get to these choices, please fix that. As colder weather nears, with ice and snow on the way it seems like it could become even more dangerous.

    This has been noted as occurring at other freeway exits and such of late, but it seems to really occur frequently at this particular junction.

  • 104-134 Smith St Providence, RI 02903, USA - Downtown
    I recently spent about 45 minutes standing in front of the RI State House, and watched traffic approach and negotiate the pedestrian speed bump/ walkway there. I was shocked to see that (a) many cars were not stopping for pedestrians, and (b) some cars were not slowing down sufficiently to safely negotiate the speed bump (one SUV even literally sped over it and launched itself airborne for 20 feet, landing hard). The slow down signage that was once painted on the road is either not visible or needs to be repainted to make it more noticeable. Also, some more signage warning motorists to slow as they approach would help. I worry that those people crossing outside of the crosswalk (and many do) are endangered. Seems like a good use of paint and signage to me.
  • Washington Secondary Trail Cranston, RI 02920, USA - Cranston
  • 57 Dexter St Providence, RI 02907, USA - West End

    This is the crosswalk at the intersection of Dexter St and Division St.

    The crosswalk lines are so faded at this intersection I don't think the cars even know it's a crosswalk. I often stand there for several minutes waiting for a break in the traffic before I can cross.

    Lines should be repainted, and ideally one of those "Cars must stop for pedestrians" signs should be put in place. It's extremely dangerous, and there are a lot of young children in the area (this is right next to Dexter Training Grounds.)

  • Brighton & Vinton St Providence, RI 02909, USA - Federal Hill
    cracked & broken drain & sidewalk
  • Hope Street Providence, RI - Mount Hope

    * small sign telling pedestrians to push a button before crossing, SW corner of Hope and Rochambeau

    * side of mail box, NW corner of Hope and Rochambeau

    * large pedestrian crossing sign in front of Seven Stars Bakery