Cambridge Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department

Open Issues: 68 Closed Issues: 3,260 Acknowledged Issues: 86
Watching issues created after: 2011-10-19

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  • SPACE SAVER Archived
    117-119 Spring St Cambridge, MA 02141, USA - East Cambridge
    in what comes as no surprise to anyone, space savers are once again rampant in east Cambridge. No one respects this law, because it is nearly completely unenforced. when it is enforced, it is FAR TOO LATE, these space savers MUST be removed immediately following a snow storm. When the city waits a week or more, the damage is done. Space savers remove parking throughout the area for hours of the day. It is unnecessary and litters the street with TRASH. My hope is that someday, Cambridge will take this problem seriously instead of ignoring it each year. Complaints about Space savers are constant every year, yet nothing changes. There is trash in our street, which leads to rats and other vermin. Not to mention retaliation from neighbors as we see happen each year. PLEASE, PLEASE, DO SOMETHING.
  • 97 Cambridgepark Dr Cambridge, MA 02140, USA - North Cambridge
    completely unusable, can't enter or exit the cleared sections of the lane due to legally parked cars and the snow piles that create the blockages.
  • Fireworks Archived
    6 Dickinson St Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - The Port
    Every evening , before the change of police shifts ; around 10:30 , numerous kids light off fireworks outside my children’s bedroom in the parking lot of the office building on the corner of broadway and Moore sts- the parking lot entrance is on Moore st - I am so sick of them waking up my kids especially the baby - I have cakes numerous times but nothing is being done - sometimes it can last 15-25 minutes of non stop noise - can you please do something ???? I’m losing my self control
  • 320 Webster Ave Cambridge 02141, United States - Wellington-Harrington
    Daily issue with cars/trucks from clm and Phil's towing parking on sidewalk and bike lane. I get Cambridge police don't care about our city bc they don't live here, but can't the people who issue tickets for expired meters or street cleaning make the city extra money and increase safety by having these crooks towed
  • 445 Broadway Cambridge, MA 02138, USA - Mid-Cambridge
    We need better/more adequate bike parking outside the library so folk are not chaining up to benches. A covered structure like the one outside city hall annex would be great.
  • 262 Main Street Cambridge, Massachusetts - Mit
    This driver left his car in the bike lane while using the BofA branch.
  • Russell Field/Dudley&Clifton Cambridge, Massachusetts - North Cambridge
    Now that fall sports started, the illegal parking on the park green grass space accessed from Clifton Str -- by the youth coaches/parents ? -- has started. Yesterday, a car was driving down the pedestrian path -- where there is no place for pedestrians to jump out of the way because of the park construction. And at least 3 other cars were already parked illegally. PLEASE -- EVEN WHEN THIS IS HAPPENING IN NON M-F 9-5 HOURS -- PLEASE CONTROL THE ILLEGAL PARKING AS IT'S NOT A ROAD, IT'S A PEDESTRIAN PATH. (Thanks and I didn't mean to shout.)
  • 160 Broadway Cambridge, Massachusetts - The Port

    Another bike lane obstruction in the same place as last time, right in front of the Draper Lab loading dock. Also, for the record, it appears that the loading dock did have space for the truck to park safely off the street.

    I called CPD, where a dispatcher quite rudely said "This is T&P's problem" and forwarded me to a very long phone menu tree. When I finally got through to an operator at T&P they were quite polite, and happy to send an agent to ticket, but had no idea of how to record this as yet another data point, so here I am doing that right now. Please, Obstructed Bike Lanes should be treated as a priority (but obviously not emergency) dispatch. I shouldn't have to listen to a long phone tree to report it, that wastes valuable minutes to get an officer to the scene to attempt to educate the vehicle's operator.

    Finally, yet again, I'm going to request that you do something, anything really, at this location to prevent trucks from obstructing the bike lane. Again, I'd love to see a simple experiment done with a few skinny, tall, orange traffic cones lining the bike lane. It's cheap, easy, and not permanent if it doesn't work. I see no reason why we can't try this out for a few days (unless it's heavy snow, of course!).

    Also, can we get an official "Who to call?" number, preferably just one number 24/7, so I don't need to remember if a particular office is open or not. CPD's non-emergency dispatch seems like the proper place for that, but probably not if the dispatchers are going to be rude to callers.

  • One Broadway Cambridge, Massachusetts - Mit

    Six cars parked in the new striped bike lane.
    Second day in a row I've reported it to the CPD.

    Can we please get:
    • TP&T to put up some temporary cones and signage to educate drivers
    • CPD to do directed enforcement on this for a few days?

    Thank you!

    Sorry I didn't have time to report this on SCF yesterday (or to take a photo), but I did call 3300 and request $0 tickets. Did they get issued?

  • 1629 Cambridge St Cambridge, MA 02138, USA - Mid-Cambridge
    the snow from the bike lanes has been piled in one of the parking spaces on Roberts Rd. I would appreciate a schedule for when it will be removed as there is only a limited number of parking spaces available
  • 1 Alewife Ctr Cambridge 02140, United States - North Cambridge
    This construction site uses these well travelled bike lanes for truck parking every morning and it’s a major hazard.
  • 320 Webster Ave Cambridge 02141, United States - Wellington-Harrington
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