City of Malden - Ward 4

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Watching issues created after: 2013-02-13

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  • 258 Exchange Street Malden, Massachusetts - Malden Ward 4

    The crossing from the Train Station to Exchange Street, and the subsequent first block on Exchange, is a dangerous mess that ought to be remedied immediately.

    Please consider:

    1. Prohibiting vehicular traffic on Exchange from Commercial Street to wherever both sides of the street have a sidewalk from, say, 8-9:30AM and 4-6:30PM M-F.

    2.Prohibiting all vehicular standing and pick-up/drop-off at the corner of Exchange and Commercial until 2 sidewalks are available then.

    3. Painting a crosswalk across Exchange Street at the western corner of Exchange and Jackson.

    4. Placing a MPD vehicle and officer near the jersey barrier across from the T but facing toward Rt. 60 (i.e., parked against traffic) to monitor.

    At evening rush hour, many drivers block the intersection while pedestrians briefly have the walk-light. Sometimes they even driving slowly right THROUGH the red light as pedestrians attempt to cross! MBTA buses are also offenders. Sometimes they encroach on pedestrians rather than just wait 15 seconds to get through the light and turn into the station busway. Cars double park on the southeast corner, blocking pedestrian access to the sidewalk and waiting to pick up passengers from the T.

    Perhaps that's all old news, but with the construction and pedestrian crowding, the negative impact on walking near the T is much worse than before.

    The one sidewalk on Exchange is often jammed because it has narrow stretches that get completely blocked by normal, unavoidable use, e.g., parent going slowly with a double stroller, person moving slowly due to mobility issue, people stopped briefly outside the daycare, people carrying parcels...whatever.

    Meanwhile, you step off the sidewalk into the narrow driving corridor at your own risk. Some drivers, maybe upset that they had to navigate the crowds of pedestrians back at the corner, accelerate quickly, to dangerous speeds for such a narrow, packed space.

    I notice that Exchange Street is fully blocked to traffic when the construction company needs better access. Residents should be afforded the same consideration and safety every day.

  • Other Archived
    East Coast Greenway Malden, Massachusetts - Malden Ward 4

    Sidewalk closure that affects pedestrian safety. There is nowhere that is safe to walk, and people are forced onto Route 60. There are no pedestrian lights that allow us to cross Rt. 60 safely from the east side to avoid the closure.

    I have posted about this previously, 6 days ago, and despite strong interest from the community, as evidenced by votes and comments, no city or police official has responded yet. Please assign this to someone who can respond in a very timely way.

    All that is needed is to cone off the area so that pedestrians have a safe place to walk. As lanes have been coned off all over the city for construction projects, this seems like a very small thing to ask.

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  • 299 Exchange Street Malden, Massachusetts - Malden Ward 4

    I proceeded to watch three separate cars run a red light and nearly clip a group of pedestrians attempting to cross the street at the Exchange/Commercial intersection during the morning commute.

    Unfortunately, this is a common occurrence. While the construction project is disruptive for both drivers and pedestrians, many of us pedestrians are forced to jaywalk in order to traverse both crossings to reach Exchange St/Malden Center T Station within the allotted crossing signal time (~10 seconds). With drivers becoming irate and impatient waiting in traffic, and subsequently running the red light, pedestrian crossing time can nearly be halved, resulting in even more jaywalking.

    Has there been any thought given to assigning a crossing guard during the AM/PM rush hour to provide some additional visibility to pedestrians crossing this busy intersection during the on-going construction?

  • 862 Main Street Malden, Massachusetts - Malden Ward 4
    With the increase in traffic from Main Street coming from Melrose, it has become increasingly difficult to make a left turn from Main Street onto Winter Street. A slight green light delay for the cars coming towards Malden could help alleviate some of the congestion, especially during rush hour periods when it is almost impossible to make the turn.
  • 15 Winter Street Malden, Massachusetts - Malden Ward 4
    This is the second consecutive house on winter street that doesn't have snow cleared on the sidewalk.. The property is steps from the Oak Grove T station and yesterday at rush hour, a half dozen pedestrians were walking along the shoulder of busy Winter Street to get by.
  • Linden Avenue Malden, Massachusetts - Malden Ward 4
    For the past 6 hours (first heard it when I got home from work at 7pm and it’s now 1am), something has beeped very loudly every 60 seconds. I live on Linden Ave and it seems to be coming from somewhere near the YMCA. It sounds like the beeping when your fire alarm battery needs to be changed, but it is loud enough to be heard several streets over (inside with the windows open). I walked up the street but I could not find the source and I don’t know what to do. It’s very annoying.
  • 31 Commercial St Malden, MA 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4
    Yet another bike on the sidewalk. Please keep the sidewalks clear for WALKING, not PARKING. We need a bikeshare that uses DOCKS.
  • 865 Main Street Malden, Massachusetts - Malden Ward 4
    I'm writing to request a traffic lighting change to help with more efficient traffic flow. On the intersection of Main & Winter street there is a set of traffic lights. The flow from the outside streets goes as follows:
    1) Green: Main Street; Red: Forest Street; Red: Winter Street
    2) Green: Winter Street; Red: Main Street; Red: Forest Street
    3) Green: Forest Street; Red: Main Street; Red: Winter Street
    Since there is a significant amount of traffic that occurs on Main Street, I'm writing to request that there be a slight delay when the light is green for Main Street (on the side coming from Melrose towards Malden). This will allow vehicles on Main Street (heading towards Melrose) to make a left turn onto Winter Street since there is no protected turn light signal located on this corner. This will significantly decrease congestion during rush hour since many vehicles head towards Oak Grove station during that time. Currently, the traffic is typically so congested that only 1 or 2 cars have time to turn before the light changes. When traffic is quite condensed, no cars can make the left turn.
    Thank you for your time.
  • 21 Winter Street Malden, MA 02148, United States of America - Malden Ward 4
    Not sure if this house is actually on Winter or Autumn st, but house on the corner has not shoveled Winter st sidewalk at all. Very close to Oak Grove so high auto and pedestrian traffic. Very dangerous.
  • Other Archived
    17 Pleasant St Malden, Massachusetts - Malden Ward 4
    Why can't we comment on this site anymore?
  • Failing Grade Archived
    17 Pleasant St Malden, MA - Malden Ward 4
    Why is it we aren’t able to comment on issues anymore? Some citizens were bringing up some great points and suddenly the comments were shut down. This isn’t a very good way for the city to treat people. I can’t say I’m surprised. Typical Massachusetts politics. I give the city a F for this.
  • 44 Sprague St Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4
    Last evening walking back from the Malden T station along Florence Street, I found that the sidewalks were treacherous. I, and most other pedestrians, walked on the street. (The same has been true in past years.) Some of the unshoveled location is city property (bridge near the Y), other property is the zip car parking lot on Florence and several private homeowners. This is a well travelled pedestrian route that should have a high priority, in my opinion. Thanks.