Downtown Lowell

Open Issues: 9 Closed Issues: 173 Acknowledged Issues: 56
Watching issues created after: 2014-04-25

Lowell Downtown Neighborhood Association

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  • crossing street Acknowledged
    63 Bridge Street Lowell, Massachusetts - Lowell
    The walk signal at this intersection allows pedestrians to cross on the south crosswalk from Kerouac Park to French St. However, it gives traffic on French St. a left turn arrow making it impossible to cross French St. Also, although there's a second cross walk across Bridge towards French, there's no button on that pole. Plus, a walk signal allows traffic to turn left from French onto Bridge making it dangerous to use that walk.
  • Shattuck And Middle St Lowell, Massachusetts - Lowell
    I've wondered this a few times after almost getting hit coming down either street, but without a stop or yield sign on Middle it seems that cars coming from either street have the right of way?
  • 181 Market Street #18 Lowell, MA 01852, USA - Lowell
    Jagged metal sticking up from the sidewalk. Potential to cause injury.
  • 4 Arcand Drive Lowell, Massachusetts - Lowell
    Seems being a pedestrian in Lowell has it's issues lately. The walk signal fixture is missing on at the intersection of Merrimack, Arcand and Dutton streets. The missing fixture was on the post closest to the small, monument park
  • Other Acknowledged
    17 Warren Street Lowell, MA 01852, USA - Lowell
    Displaced railing on walkway between UMass inn and conference center and locks. The railing and the granite block are on the ground below where the railing should be. The drop is about 10 feet and has been like this for about 3 months.
  • 0 Market Street Lowell, Massachusetts - Lowell
    Pedestrians attempting to cross Market/Central/Prescott never gain relief from all traffic on the walk signals, so have to navigate through moving vehicles. Especially due to the new 2-way traffic pattern, this is increasingly dangerous. The light cycles need to accommodate crossings in all directions free of traffic. There are a large number of mobility-impaired residents crossing at this corner all throughout the day.
  • 200 Market Street Lowell, Massachusetts - Lowell
    "Historic" building in between Canal Place 1 and Canal Place 3 is crumbling and about to collapse onto roadway and pedestrian walkway. Scaffolding was erected aprox 3 years ago to protect pedestrians from falling debris, this closed the roadway over 3 years ago. Scaffolding is not enough to protect people and the adjacent buildings when the structure collapses. There was a large collapse inside the vacant building this winter.
  • 30 Market St Lowell, MA - Lowell
    Gang graffiti has appeared on the side of 30 Market Street building along the LNHP canal walkway.
  • 162 Church Street Lowell, Massachusetts - Lowell
    Corner of Church and Lawrence Street is the gateway to one neighborhood on Lawrence, and one of the longest traffic lines daily on Church (for those leaving town at the end of the work day). Such a high use area, but it needs a cross walk, the road needs so much repair (cobblestones are showing through). Man, would a light be great there. Its just kind of a free-for-all right now, with people trying to use the turn lane to beat each other out of waiting in traffic (kinda' like what happens at the entrance to Storrow Drive!) making it really dangerous for bikes, walkers, and the neighborhood in general. Because of the poor condition of the road, I've seen lots of folks struggle to stop quickly for a pedestrian or another car after they've gunned it to improve their traffic position. Plus, the hole corner is just such an eyesore. Not to mention the nutty parking thing thats starting to creep on to Lawrence street creating more obstacles to get around (and I know that parking is going to have to happen, especially with downtown and back central being so congested so i appreciate the quest to try to improve!)...some lines were recently painted, but unfortunately the paint job resembles a piece of rotini pasta because the potholes at the corner were so bad that they shook the paint truck. looking forward to a little extra attention! The side streets off lawrence look sooo nice with the sidewalk improvement, etc! really adds charm to a little urban neighborhood.
  • 26-114 Market St Lowell, MA 01852, USA - Lowell
    Why isn't the city cracking down on the building on market street next to Persona? All it seems to be is a place for hoarding junk and it is an awful eye sore.
  • 276-290 Market Street Lowell, Massachusetts - Lowell
    I've heard of and seen several people almost hit bit cars crossing Dutton St. to follow Market St. When pedestrians get a walk signal (only 11 seconds and no audio) cars coming from either side of Market can turn in to the crosswalk. The intersection is so dark that drivers don't see people. If it's only a 11 second walk signal, stopping the traffic going through the crosswalk seems safer. With new galleries, stores and studios going in to 307 Market there is more pedestrian traffic, but people don't feel safe crossing Dutton because of this intersection.
  • 1-21 Kearney Square Lowell, Massachusetts - Lowell

    Since the conversion to 2 way traffic, I have witnessed every day, cars turning LEFT off Eastbound Merrimack Street onto Northbound Bridge Street.

    The stop light has a "NO TURNS" sign, but I don't think that is sufficient. I think there also needs to be one of those No Left Turn signs.

    In addition, the green lights have arrows indicating that you can only drive straight ahead on eastbound Merrimack Street. Can I suggest that the red lights be changed to arrows as well? That might help remind people that that can only go straight.