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.
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.
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
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.
16 Trowbridge St Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - Mid-CambridgeThere are delivery vehicles, moving trucks, uber/lyft cars and residents parking on the bike lane in Trowbridge Street on a daily basis forcing bikes to enter dangerous traffic. How/where can we submit a request to dedicate 2 or 4 parking spots in Trowbridge street permanently as loading zone? I think this is the only way to solves this dangerous situation in the long run.
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.
70 Montgomery Street Cambridge, Massachusetts - North CambridgeI am wondering why the sidewalk between 70 & 72 Montgomery St. has a modified street sign: "TOW AWAY ZONE." (see picture). It seems like a perfectly legal parking spot for the resident.
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.
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?
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?
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.