They're back. This row of Limebikes appear to have been placed and arranged by the company. They have positioned the bikes directly across from a tree cutout in the sidewalk. As a result, there is less than 36 inches of clearance. The ADA requires at least 36 inches of clearance. 42 inches or more is considered optimal. Malden is home to countless disabled individuals, including individuals confined to motorized wheelchairs, other mobility impaired individuals, and the visually impaired. For them a blocked sidewalk can be more than inconvenient. It can be dangerous. Beyond that, we all have the right to unobstructed sidewalks. So I guess now that spring has arrived, here we go again with this pet project that caters to a small group of mostly young able-bodied individuals at the expense, and in repeated violation of the rights of some our most vulnerable citizens. I am all for a sensible bike share program. But this just isn't that. Our infrastructure simply will not support a dump-a-bike program. These problems are precisely why Limebike and other companies like it have been thrown out of communities all over the country (and the world). Yet our city government welcomes them with open arms. Please don't tell me to report to Limebike. I am not a customer of their company. I have no relationship with them. I do not pay them taxes. I am reporting this to the city. Because it is the city that allows the company to operate. And it is the city that is responsible for maintaining our public sidewalks and ensuring access as required by law.
Mountain ave is only 2 lanes now and people are still parking their cars there. It is impossible to get through there if cars are parked and another car is coming the other way. Each side of the street has at least 5-7 feet of snow from the curb into the street. Will it be possible to clear enough space so that people can park and cars can still drive through. It took 15 minutes last Friday evening (before the weekend storm) to travel from Main Street to Tremont Street and there is even less space now.
RE: KAPPY’S LIQUORS on 746 Main Street in Malden 02148. Please make it crystal clear to Kappy’s owned Drizly Alcohol Delivery Car owner and ANYONE/EVERYONE who drives the vehicle to TURN OFF THE CAR RADIO FOREVER. It is kept in the back Vernon Street Parking Lot. Lowering it does NOT HELP. The BANGING BASS still is going on every other 5-10 minutes. And this has been going on since last summer. They’ve been contacted a million times already by the neighborhood. It is WINTER and windows are closed and No One should hear that car ever again. Have them tape the radio controls or keep the car in their FRONT parking lots.. right at their Front Entrance or Across the street in their 3rd parking lot off of Main and Orient Street. Summer will be here soon with windows open and I’m dreading it. People work from home, keep various hours, suffer from severe migraines etc and it’s rude and inconsiderate to the Residents. They should be fined with Noise Complaints. I hope this is the LAST TIME this needs to be addressed. It may sound ok to them.. it does not sound or feel (you can actually feel the BASS.. yes, even with volume lowered) ok in any way, shape or form from INSIDE of people’s homes. We are entitled to PEACEFUL ENJOYMENT OF OUR HOMES.
The out-of-state tractor is back -- again. It has been here for several days, parked just feet from my property. And now today, it is being serviced (by the occupants of the box truck). This is a residential parking lot. It is not a truck stop. It is not a service area. It is not an off-site parking facility. The owner of the tractor is NOT a resident (and even if he was, the tractor is NOT registered in this state). This tractor has been a repeated source of problems over several years, including an incident in which it was left idling for several HOURS one afternoon. Moreover, the lot continues to be used as an off-site parking facility. Everyday, my neighbors, my wife, and I watch the lot fill up in the morning. We watch the commuters walk to the T station. And then we watch them return and leave in the afternoon and evening. When we complain, we are told it isn't happening. In one instance, my complaint here was even marked "private" and hidden. Why? Please address this problem property.
Now that the holidays are over, and I pray that city will read this with heart. I've live on Auburn St. for 5 yrs., and I've reported this issue time and time again. The neighbor at 26, and everytime that it snows, this person always without a doubt shovel his snow, from the front and driveway of his house, to the side that has parking. It's bad enough that parking is @#$% in the winter time, but to have this nut job. will pile his snow on the parking side, taking up a space that a car could use. 5 winters, 5 spaces taken away from the neighborhood. Can this person be cited. Enough is enough. What can be done about this issue. Thank you for any help that can be done.
Why is city government closed today? According to the recorded telephone greeting it is "in observance of the Labor Day holiday." Of course, that can't be accurate. Because Labor Day isn't until Monday. Why are taxpayers paying for a day off on this non-holiday when all we ever hear about from city officials whenever we ask them to address a problem is how broke the city is? I see that the mayor has been active here on SCF today reporting potholes. So perhaps he can answer the question. Given his campaign promises of transparency and accountability, I'm sure an answer will be forthcoming promptly.
I previously posted this inquiry to DPW. It was closed without a response. I would simply like to know why DPW expends the city's resources following up after JRM's missed pickups? Shouldn't JRM be doing it themselves since it is a service that they have contracted to provide? I would also like to know whether the city is tracking the man hours and the expense of doing so. I think these are reasonable questions that many taxpayers would like answers to. They are not at all unreasonable questions to ask. Residents have a right to know, and to have their inquiries treated with respect. Thank you.
Would the city be able to plow to the sidewalk on Mountain Ave in front of the YMCA? This is where Preschool as well as school age parents park for dropoff and pickup of young kids, and there's currently no place to park at all. Thanks.