Mass Department of Conservation and Recreation

Open Issues: 7 Closed Issues: 721 Acknowledged Issues: 99
Watching issues created after: 2010-01-27

Notified About

  • Cambridge St. At Bridge Over Charles - Allston-Brighton
    The sidewalk/bike path crosses Cambridge St. here, but there's no pedestrian crossing at all. No signal, and no good time to try and cross, so people have to guess and run for their lives. Joggers, walkers, bikers, families, students all have to make a mad dash and hope for the best.
  • Bicycles Only? Hah! Acknowledged
    1844 Longfellow Bridge Boston, MA 02114, USA - Beacon Hill
    I bike twice daily across the Longfellow, over the past week with the warmer weather the amount of pedestrian traffic along the upstream, bicycle-only, side of the bridge has increased daily, and is beginning to cause safety issues with pedestrians blocking the full path and otherwise creating obstacles to avoid. It seems either some level of enforcement is needed or the signs might as well be taken down.
  • Back St Boston, MA - Back Bay

    Thank you to six building owners who, after one year of requesting the City of Boston's help and received none (not one penny of our 39% increase in tax dollars!!!), paid out of their pockets to repave portions of this alley. Here again proving that private citizens, not city government, do the right thing with out money. Boston, you should be ashamed of yourselves for taking more money and giving less. Ashamed!

    Poorly repaired and 5 new potholes of similar size and depth riddle this alleyway. 3 FOOT X 1 FOOT pothole on Back Street between Hereford and Mass Ave along with huge depressions from the Boston's oversized garbage trucks bearing down and scarring this alley. It is dangerous condition and has taken dozens of tires, rims, bumpers, bikers and small children. Why is the only stretch of Back Street that has not been repaired and repaved??? Please HELP!!!

  • Graffiti Acknowledged
    130-180 Storrow Dr Boston, Massachusetts - Fenway-Kenmore
    Under BU Bridge, both sides
  • Panhandlers Archived
    100 152 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02134, USA - Allston-Brighton
    Panhandlers frequent this intersection and often walk amidst traffic during rush hour, creating potential for a dangerous accident.
  • Harvard Brg Boston, MA - Back Bay

    When heading south on the Mass Ave bridge on a bicycle, and using the bicycle lane, there is no way to get to the bike path along the river.

    The solution here would be to build a ramp on this side of the bridge down to the river.

    This would be safer for bikers, and prevent the temptation to ride on the opposite sidewalf (unsafe for pedestrians) in order to use that ramp.

  • Pothole Acknowledged
    Boston University Bridge Boston, Massachusetts - Fenway-Kenmore
    There is a HUGE pothole large enough to kill a cyclist. Please fix this! This is such a huge hazard, I'm surprised that it has not been taken care of yet. I called the DOT and I've emailed the DOT. All with no evidence of any concern.
  • Pothole Archived
    Boston University Bridge Cambridge, Massachusetts - Mit
    Saw it yesterday heading towards cambridge from the BU bridge to Brookline St.
    Big enough to kill me on my bicycle, just nearly missed it.
  • Cambridge St & Storrow Dr & Longfellow Bridge Boston, MA 02114, USA - Central
  • 13 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02115 - Back Bay
    The bike lane and road next to the curb on the southbound side of Massachusetts Avenue here is full of potholes and uneven pavement. Its actually pretty dangerous to ride a bicycle over. The whole corner from the beginning of the #1 MBTA Bus stop to the edge of Beacon St needs to be repaved. This is of concern because many cyclists ride through this patch of road every day coming off of the Harvard Bridge.
  • John W. Weeks Bridge Cambridge, Massachusetts - Riverside
    Hello, the green park-bench that used to be located on top of an approximate 6 feet long by 3 feet wide section of pavement in the grass has been detached from the concrete and thrown into the river. The bench in the river can be seen from the edge of the river in daylight. It is about 3-4 feet from the edge of the river, and in about 3-4 feet deep water. It has been there for about 4 months. I'm wondering if it might be possible to retrieve it, and reattach it to its concrete slab. There are only about 10 benches along that 3/4 mile section of river and grass from the JFK Bridge to well beyond the Weeks Bridge, and the bench, being the closest to the Weeks Bridge, was readily used by hundreds/thousands of people a year. Thanks very much if you're able to help.