Mass Department of Conservation and Recreation

Open Issues: 6 Closed Issues: 903 Acknowledged Issues: 132
Watching issues created after: 2010-01-27

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  • 1 Main St Cambridge Massachusetts - East Cambridge

    In the Main St WB bike lane there are 2 sets of 2 pipe holes in the street that are very deep in the pavement and pose a serious hazard to cyclists, who are likely to be riding at high speed coming off of the downhill at the end of the Longfellow Bridge. They are unmarked and nearly impossible to see at night.

    Please smooth out the pavement around the pipes so that they are not so hazardous and mark them with bright colors so that they are easily visible to cyclists at night.

  • 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.
  • 971–973 Memorial Dr Cambridge 02138, United States - West Cambridge
    These new no bike markings on the Cambridge side of the Memorial Dr path at JFK St are incorrectly placed and are going to cause a lot of confusion, since bikes are allowed here and in fact are expected to go through the park right here as part of a designated safe bike route. If the intention was to note they can’t ride along JFK St then they should have been placed along the JFK sidewalk not here. Please move them ASAP!!
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Cambridge St & Storrow Dr & Longfellow Bridge Boston, MA 02114, USA - Central
  • 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.