1-19 Merrimack Street Lowell, Massachusetts - LowellThe slush has been melting and re-freezing for over a week. It's blocking the way to the crosswalk near the scaffolding. The crosswalk is nearby 2 Merrimack Street, the last building on the block.
63 Canal Street Lowell, MA 01852, USA - LowellTag on granite slab in Kerouac Park
705-731 Broadway Street Lowell, Massachusetts - Lowell
Ever since this sidewalk's wooden planks began buckling, it has been taken out of commission. That was, I think, over a year ago. In the photo, you can see where the fence begins.
On 7/22/13, the City of Lowell told me, "This bridge is owned by Enel. The latest status update they gave us is that they have received bids for the work. The prices are higher than they thougth they'd be. We (City, UML, MCC and NPS) have requested that Enel bring a schedule for the work to the next monthly status meeting.
The short answer to your question is that we don't know when it will be fixed."
On 7/25/13, Enel Green Power said, "Enel Green Power North America is working on a plan for the repair of the sidewalk, but has encountered some delays. The final repair plan will be determined through a collaborative effort between our company and the City of Lowell.
We closed the sidewalk for public safety and did provide means for pedestrians to cross the street to the other sidewalk. However, we certainly understand the inconvenience of the arrangement for those who frequently use the route; but we will maintain this set-up as it is the safest option at this time. Please note that this solution is temporary until the sidewalk can be replaced.
I am happy to forward you a final plan for the sidewalk replacement as soon as it is available. We do apologize for the inconvenience."
While I understand that these things tend to drag on, it's frustrating, and the chain-link fence is just another visual blight. Further, I've noticed that pedestrians who need to stay on that side of the road will not cross to use the opposite sidewalk, but rather just walk in the street.
356 Aiken Street Lowell, Massachusetts - Lowell
Intersection of Perkins and Aiken Streets.
I think that this busy intersection should have full traffic lights, not just stop signs for the traffic on Perkins crossing Aiken.
There are about 472 students now living in the new University Suites right at this intersection, and they cross Aiken to attend classes. Right now, cars just stop in the street to let students cross, or students simply cross disregarding traffic, hoping it will stop for them. It's a disaster waiting to happen.
15 Inland Street Lowell, MA - Lowell15 cars parked in a small side yard at 15 Inland St.
18 Shattuck Street Lowell National Historical Park, Lowell, MA 01852, USA - LowellStorm drain washing out
187 Cumberland Road Lowell, MA 01850, USA - Lowell198-200 Cumberland Road
Accumulated trash, dumping
41 Forest Street Lowell, Massachusetts - LowellTrash Tote placed out TODAY, PIck up is not until THURSDAY
671-683 Chelmsford Street Lowell, Massachusetts - LowellThe bottom unit of the white and green house on the corner of Norcross and Chelmsford St appears to be abandoned with sever al broken windows on the Norcross St side. Also, there is often a lot of trash/abandoned items (e.g. mattresses) left on the propery. Hedge out front becomes quickly overgrown and obstructs sidewalk.
150 Middle Street Lowell, Massachusetts - LowellIs this sidewalk under repair? There are buckets with orange plastic fencing set up in front of the store that is blocking a portion of the sidewalk. I was walking in downtown on Saturday and while I could fit by the fencing on foot, this is making this sidewalk inaccessible for anyone using a walker/wheelchair/pushing a stroller.
2-40 Dana St Lowell, MA 01850, USA - LowellHow does a person living in Lowell, with a car registered in New Hampshire, have a Mass. Handicapped permit and get issued a handicapped parking sign?
501-553 Pawtucket Street Lowell, Massachusetts - Lowell
Who owns/is responsible for parking enforcement in the lot at the park on Pawtucket St across from the Hess gas station? Two-thirds of the lot have been taken over for UMass faculty and commuter parking (which I don't understand, given the new parking garage), but there are roughly a dozen spaces that are clearly marked as "Recreational Parking only - UMass parking prohibited." However, every morning, the recreational spaces are filled with cars, despite the complete absence of other park users (perhaps because they can't find a place to park). I have seen students in cars without UMass stickers park here, but they are clearly students, as they park, wait around to make sure no one is watching, then grab their backpacks and head to class. Recreational users who have to drive to the park cannot use the park if their are no spaces available.
I understand that enforcement must be difficult, given that the students parking here do not have UMass stickers on their vehicles. But there must be a solution. I'd be happy to apply for/obtain a recreational parking permit if that were an option.