Cambridge Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department

Open Issues: 70 Closed Issues: 3 325 Uppmärksammade Ärenden: 83
Watching issues created after: 2011-10-19

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  • Bike Rack Request Acknowledged
    1613 Cambridge St Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - Mid-Cambridge
    Would it be possible to add more bike racks in this location? Lots of great places to shop and it could use more bike parking!
  • 61 Clarendon Ave Cambridge, MA, 02140, USA - North Cambridge

    A No Stopping Towing sign has been put up on the even side of the street across from 61 Clarendon Ave. It appears to be to provide parking for out of town workers related to the rehab of the Burns apartments. The signage takes up 4 - 5 heavily used parking spots on a short section of Clarendon Ave where there is no parking on the odd side of the street. This means that only 3 of 7-8 spots are now available and the houses on that section of the street bear the full burden of the loss of spots in a neighborhood where residents commute to work on the T and need a place to park during the day.
    In addition, although the workers only use the spots during the day in the work week, the spots are not available for local residents at night or on the weekends.
    There seem to be several options that are less burdensome if those spots are really needed:
    - Spread the burden along the whole of Clarendon as well as Churchill so
    that a few neighbors do not bear the full burden. 4-5 individual spots
    spread along the length of two streets would not be as noticeable.
    - Provide the foreman with 4-5 visitor permits to distribute to his
    workers. They could use available spots on Clarendon or Churchill and
    the spots would be immediately available when they leave for the day.
    - Tailor the restrictions more narrowly so that the parking is available
    when the workers have left for the day/weekend.
    - Make sure that the parking options on CHA property (including the
    parking lot next to 61 Clarendon is fully utilized) have really been

    I think visitor permits would provide an immediate and fair solution for a problem that is going to last through the entire calendar year and perhaps longer. Please don't rule out this option because it might require some exception to the normal rules.

    I am happy to discuss this further: Jill Crockett, 61 Clarendon Ave, 617-480-0335

  • Putnam Ave & Sidney St Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - Cambridgeport
    If you declare an snow emergency parking ban why do the plows clear only a lane of street and not to curb?
  • 400-420 Mt Auburn St Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - West Cambridge
    Horrible!!! Mt. Auburn st along side mt Auburn cemetery narrowed to one lane/ created bus lane only!!! The traffic is 3 times worse/ takes 20 min from star market to get through the intersection at mt Auburn/ Coolidge to get to the Hospital!!! It’s near the hospital, how can anyone thing narrowed towards is a good idea in that area!! This is crazy!! The neighborhood is appalled!!! The population is growing and we’re having smaller roads so occasional bike can have a lane and an outdated bus system that brakes on daily bases!!! It’s a joke!!! Horrible experiment!!!!
  • 125 Portland Street Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - The Port

    On Thurs. 5/27/21 at 8:45am I saw our trash man take one of our barrels on Davis St. and toss it in the air from the back of the truck the length of his truck [about 20 feet ] rather than walking it back to its spot on the sidewalk where we leave them. He left the barrel on its side, almost on the street and blocking an adjacent parking lot. The truck then almost drove over it as it drove by as Davis St is narrow.

    He was stopped a distance from where we leave the barrells and he didnt want to walk it back to where we leave them.

    It was a green 'save that stuff' trash truck, not a dpw truck. the trash guy, a middle aged af-am gent with long rastafarian style dreadlocks.

    I would ask that you request 'save that stuff' to move that crew out of Cambridge [the driver of the truck has culpability in this] and replace them with dpw crews who run routes just blocks away in area 4.

    By the nature of my complaint, if those guys work our neighborhood again, our barrels are likely to see even more aggressive treatment.

    Mostly I'm writting because my neighbor had recently had his brand new trash barrel broken, most likely due to the same rough treatment .

    I have instructed him to contact the dpw to do discuss replacing the barrel which was broken. He had only just bought it new a few weeks ago and its a $80-100 barrel.

  • 50 Cambridgepark Drive Cambridge, Massachusetts - North Cambridge
    every morning trying to get into the office there is constantly a truck parked outside of cambridge park apartments that is unloading some material for the new construction project. It is extremely troubling that the traffic backs up onto route 2 as there is no police detail. Also why are construction trucks parking in the road during rush hour! The street is already a one lane road each way, the town needs to consider adding another access method onto this street. Since there is no police detail, its so difficult to get on the street due to all the cars from the apartments driving on the other lane. This intersection is just a mess and needs to be addressed.
  • 95 Waverly St Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - Cambridgeport

    The current parking location for the food trucks on Erie Street is unsafe and remains problematic. Handicapped access and strollers cannot pass when the food trucks are in operation. The site is poorly managed, and the trucks have parked in no parking zones causing a safety issue, customers overflow on private property, and there is a general lack of concern for the public right of way.

    Have suggested that the location be moved to parking area in front of Fort Washington Park and the Traffic and Parking Department's response was that "In an effort to honor the historic nature of the Fort Washington Park... Waverly Street in front of the park... cannot accommodate food truck parking."

    Incredibly, it is okay to honor the historic nature of the park by allowing off leash dogs to use it as a restroom. How does this make sense. Please explain.

    This location should be reconsidered as it solves the problems at the existing Erie Street location, and in nicer weather will allow use of the park by patrons.

    Looking forward to reconsideration.

  • 45 Fresh Pond Ln Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - West Cambridge
    Multiple trees being cut down, larger than 1 foot in diameter. No permit is sight.
  • 78 Porter Rd Cambridge, MA 02140, USA - North Cambridge
    It would be great if the contractor's who are working on the CHA rehab project were reminded that they are working in a neighborhood, and that our residents expect to have some parking available each night. We know that they sometimes need an extra space or two saved, but they've consistently been using the cone technique to illegally save parking spots overnight so that they are available for the contractor's personal vehicles in the morning. The project is disruptive enough with the noise and dust pollution, at least let us park on the street at night! Thank you.
  • 48 7th St Cambridge, MA, 02141, USA - East Cambridge
    Orange cones have been occupying a perfectly good use of street parking space for public.
  • Bike Rack Request Acknowledged
    450 Concord Ave Cambridge 02138, United States - West Cambridge
    Voted this morning. The location had ample parking for cars, but zero bike parking. What’s up with that?
  • Paving work Archived
    165 Tremont St Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - Cambridge
    Signs have been placed from 165 -175 Tremont Street regarding No Parking on 05/30 & 05/31 from 07:00am-05:00pm for paving. It is now noontime on the 30th and not a single city truck or employee has been on the street to start this paving job. I can't imagine that the delay is weather related as it has not rained a drop all day. This section of Tremont Street is 1/2 in Somerville, so parking spots as you can imagine are at a premium. Blocking off valuable parking spots for street work that isn't happening is ridiculous. If you need to block off spots, please do the work on the dates stated on the signs. Thank you for your consideration.