Cambridge Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department

Open Issues: 69 Closed Issues: 3 330 Uppmärksammade Ärenden: 86
Watching issues created after: 2011-10-19

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  • 79 Hampshire St Cambridge 02139, United States - The Port
    Nice performance from this driver who decided to unload blocking the bike lane and crosswalk, despite the abundant parking space around.
  • 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?
  • 1 & 101 Main St Cambridge, Massachusetts - East Cambridge
    There is currently 2 cars parked in the bike lane in front of 1 & 101 Main St. Attached is the picture of the car in front of 101 Main. This is an ongoing issue where people keep blocking/parking in the bike lane.
  • 28 Hurlbut St Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - Neighborhood 9

    Last summer we reported this problem (311 incident link below) of increased speeds and collisions on Hurlbut Street and the prescribed solution by the city was to converse with Traffic directly. As of last communication the options being weighed were to make the street one way north to Linnaean St or raise the x-walks. There was no decisive course of action. Since then there have been 3 more bumpers smashed off, and nearly a dozen scrapes and mirrors sheared. Two of which happening in the same spot (a car coming fast and blind off Linnaean, forces a north heading car into a parked car) in the same week (now -- pics attached). The situation is increasing, we need to find a path forward. I'll be reaching out to traffic again, but am placing this ticket here so a) it's documented and b) neighbors can weigh in.

  • 54 Cambridge Ter Cambridge, MA, 02140, USA - Neighborhood 9
    There are a number of cars parked on our street that have been routinely / daily using visitor parking passes for months, including cars with out of state plates, whose owners appear to live full time in properties on this street. Would appreciate more attention by parking enforcement given limited parking in this neighborhood. Thank you
  • 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

  • 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!!!!
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • Other Archived
    110 Harvard St Cambridge 02139, United States - The Port
    Big gangs of men always hang in this parking lot and sometimes harass people walking by it’s a ongoing issue and they smoke drugs and dope etc please address to cpd some of us did already still happens
  • Inman Sq Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - Wellington-Harrington
    There are many joggers in this area who are not wearing masks. This is a violation of local rules and is a very serious public health hazard as they may be asymptomatic but spreading COVID-19. Please have the police vigorously enforce the rules and begin ticketing these joggers who believe the rules don't apply to them.
  • 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.