165 Cambridge Park Drive Cambridge, Massachusetts - North CambridgeCambridge Park Drive was recently made into a 2 hour parking zone with no Residential Parking option. There are 3 apartment complexes on that street and therefore I am requesting the city add an exception to the 2 hour parking to those who hold a Cambridge Resident permit.
104 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, Massachusetts - West Cambridge
I appreciate that the eastbound bike lane on Mt Auburn near the intersection with JFK was repainted this year so that it is easier to see. However, closer to Eliot Street, the bike lane just sort of materializes out of the parking lane, and the former bike lane is truncated (see attached annotated Google Street View photo).
Is there any way to fix this so there is one continuous bike lane from Eliot St. to JFK? Or is the bike lane from Eliot Square being removed for some reason?
2 Brookline Street Cambridge, Massachusetts - The Port
Central Square is a wonderfully busy hub of commercial activity, and as such, it is understandable that there is a lot of vehicle traffic.
Alongside this high vehicle traffic is high bike traffic.
The large number of drivers and riders only means the chances of accidents increase when (and not if) bikers have to merge into the vehicle lane to get around a vehicle obstructing.
No one has ever seen TPTD really do any sort of bike lane obstruction enforcement even during the day when they're working - only parking.
Therefore, this sort of enforcement falls onto CPD, even though it sucks and is boring paperwork! CPD already has 2 Central Square units with the standard complement of route and sector cars, and now with the substation soon-to-be, lots of Central Bike units!
CPD, please encourage your officers, especially the CBs, who themselves will bike in the bike lane, to take an occasional bike around Mass Ave, and have cars moved along.
295 Windsor St. #4, Cambridge, Massachusetts - The PortThe corner of Windsor and Hampshire Streets is a hot spot for cyclists and a dense, active space compared to the average residential street--and there is nowhere near enough space allocated for locking up bicycles. There are only two bike racks in proximity to the corner, which together accommodate a maximum of four bicycles. Multiple signposts serve as auxiliary bike parking, but those are usually full as well, leaving cyclists to lock their bicycles to the fence in front of the apartment building at 295 Windsor St. I am requesting the installation of an additional two-bicycle rack or (preferably) an on-street bicycle parking stall in front of 295 Windsor St. to alleviate the bicycle parking congestion.
Green St & Pleasant St Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - Riverside
Thank you for installing electric chargers in some of the parking lots in Cambridge. This is something great and very important!
The problem is that numerous times these Electric Vehicle (EV) spots are occupied by non-EV (gasoline) cars! :((
There have been times that I was unable to charge my EV car because these spots were blocked by non-EV cars.
While the drivers are also to blame, we can do a better job explaining to them this new concept. For example, see the attached image from one of the 2 parking lots in Green st. & Pleasant st. There is no sign on the charger, and there is some mark with a thin chalk on the ground. The problem with the thin chalk is that it is completely invisible when there is snow or ice, or when it is dark (any time of the year).
What we need is something like the chargers in the Union Square parking lot in Somerville: "Electric Vehicles only". Adding a note that the car may be otherwise towed would definitely help. Once we have such signs, enforcing this rule (the same way we efficiently enforce expired parking) would be totally justified.
Alewife Station Access Road Cambridge, MA 02140, USA - North Cambridge
Northbound of two-way (T station side) before one-way to Rte 2/Rte 16:
Cars constantly use the bike lane here. I'm in the designated car lane every day and I see cars coming down this street or pulling out of the T station parking lot into the bike lane.
The traffic is always awful here, especially now that there is construction on the one-way section going to the highway. HOWEVER, that is no excuse for cars to use the bike lane. I don't know how this can be fixed, but I really don't want a cyclist getting clipped -- or worse -- at this spot! Maybe some anchored flexible traffic delineators would do the trick?
Garden St Cambridge, MA 02138, USA - Neighborhood 9
illegal parking. there was an empty spot next to them and adequate signage. Driver just idling.
plate : MA P53619
MGL 90C section 3
369 Harvard St Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - Mid-Cambridgecontractor blocks two parking spots with space savers. i thought we have to apply and pay for parking spots for moving and contractors? why can they do it with buckets and a wheel barrel?
137 Hampshire St Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - Wellington-HarringtonWhile on Hampshire at Elm Saturday 8/15/20 around 10:40am I saw two police officers directing traffic with many construction workers and pedestrians nearby (definitely within 6 feet) and neither police officer was wearing a mask. They also weren't enforcing the mask requirement to those who walked by without a mask on. This is truly absolutely unacceptable. Can civilians issue violation tickets to police officers for failing to follow the governor's orders requiring masks in public?
48 Harvey St Cambridge, Massachusetts - North Cambridgea dumpster is on Harvey St, across the street from us. There was a permit that went until mid- JUne. THE DUMPSTER IS STILL THERE! taking up two parking spaces and making a home for rats (yes, I have seen them). Workers are filling it up from pick up trucks- I assume form other jobs at other addresses. Thank You for your time
142 Hampshire St Cambridge, Massachusetts - Cambridge
Multiple cars are parked over 2' away from the curb and obstructing the bike lane here. I've posted a picture of the first car I came across, there was at least one or two more further down the street as well.
This kind of terrible parking might be begrudgingly acceptable during a snow storm, or maybe up to a day after a storm, but almost two weeks after a storm? No, not even close to ok. This car needs to be ticketed and towed for obstructing the right of way.
Pleasant St & Rockwell St Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - CambridgeportPhoto of a large Clean Harbors truck trying to make the turn from Rockwell Street onto one way, crowded Pleasant Street- it is just NOT possible. Happens all the time. There should be a Traffic sign on the corner of River Street & Rockwell Street saying "No trucks or Busses allowed". Someone filed a complaint about this same issue within the last year- the City's response was to remove a parking space on the left hand side of Pleasant Street. Taking away parking spaces is not the solution- trucks and busses should not be using this route as a cut across to avoid the lights on River street.