Lot C Leonard Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02143, United States of America - Mid-CambridgeI realize it's early on in the snow storm. And we didn't even get that much snow. However the bike lane snow was plowed and piled into Leonard Av in a residential spot. This large pile of snow is blocking a storm drain as well. Given the flood warnings etc. this is not an acceptable practice by the bike lane plowing. Last winter this same practice occurred and caused flooding in the cross walk etc. in larger storms with parking bans it takes away from places to park on an already congested street because of all the parking lost during the cambridge street reconstruction/ redesign. This practice needs to be addressed asap. If they want bike lanes in the winter the city should spend the money to remove the snow. And not place it on storm drains and people's only place of residential parking on their street! I pay 25 dollars for a parking space each year a bike pays nothing. It's not unreasonable to ask for a space and a non flooded street. End rant
35 Berkshire St Cambridge, MA, 02141, USA - Wellington-HarringtonThe earth walls of the foundation recently dug (and abandoned due to COVID-19) at 35 Berkshire St are eroding underneath the adjacent sidewalk (pictured) and parking lot access road. I don't know how close either are to collapsing, but it seems like a serious hazard.
413 Washington St Cambridge MA 02139, United States - The PortIsn't it illegal in Cambridge to rent out a residential parking space? This is the Norfolk St side of property.
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.
225 Windsor St Cambridge, MA 02139, USA - The PortIllegally parked truck, blocking the bike lane. This is the same truck in the same location at approximately the same time (8:00 a.m.) as yesterday - either CPD wasn't able to issue a citation yesterday or the company doesn't care. As with yesterday, today I called CPD at the time of the illegal parking.
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.
5-7 Cedar St Cambridge, MA 02140, USA - North CambridgeCars routinely drive over the sidewalk from the small parking lot here to get onto Cedar St which extremely dangerous for all road users. You can see in these photos the tire tracks. Can metal bollards be installed to prevent this?
82 Mt Auburn St Cambridge, MA 02138, USA - RiversideGod forbid we should use a parking space to pile snow rather than the nice new bike lane. Cars deserve parking. People can fight over the scraps.
6th St Cambridge, MA, USA - East CambridgeI find it incredibly hard to find parking on 6th St as residents are using space savers (chairs, stools, trash can) to reserve shoveled parking spots.
1501 Cambridge St Cambridge, MA 02139, USA - Mid-CambridgeCars and delivery vehicles pose a perpetual danger to cyclists and motorists by using the bike lane as a temporary parking space. Not only do bicyclists have to merge into traffic, but vehicles often have to cross the stripe into oncoming traffic to go around the violating vehicle. Hazard lights shouldn't get you out of breaking the law and endangering your neighbors.
78 Amory St Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - Mid-Cambridge
As you probably know, mid-Cambridge has become infested by rats over the past few months. My neighbors and I are trying to figure out best practices and environmentally safe strategies to reduce the number of rats that are running across our patios, setting up homes in our yards, eating holes through our trash bins, etc.
For example, two doors down from me, there is an old tree stump in my neighbor's yard with at least six large holes (4-5 inches in diameter) dug in the dirt next to the stump. I have seen multiple rats go in and out of these holes and through my yard, eating all the plants. My neighbors acknowledge that rats are indeed living on their property, but they have declined to address the issue.
I have called an exterminator to consult about the problem, but I don't even know if it is legal for me to do anything to the rats, and I certainly don't want to harm any pets or other animals in the neighborhood. However, because rats reproduce every three weeks, I don't think the right answer is to do absolutely nothing. Eventually, the rats will make their way indoors.
Can you please let know the city's recommendations for handling this sort of situation? I would really appreciate it.