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Open Issues: 33 Closed Issues: 28,589 Acknowledged Issues: 2,687
Watching issues created after: 2016-09-24

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  • 1298 Miller Avenue Ann Arbor, Michigan - Ann Arbor
    This crosswalk (across Miller between Pomona and Wesley) lacks pedestrian crossing signs. It is the only crosswalk on Miller between Maple and Main Street that lacks the signs. Also, the crosswalk is on a hill, so the signs will make it more visible in both directions.
  • Signal repair Acknowledged
    112-152 N Maple Rd Ann Arbor, MI, 48103, USA - Ann Arbor

    So apparently, A2 uses AI to help improve traffic, however, it has *not* learned how to properly allocate traffic at the stoplight at Jackson and Maple. Driving west on Jackson and approaching Maple, there is constantly a pile of up traffic (especially from 4-6pm) and yet the wait for the light to turn green is an average of 3+ minutes. There is never a pile of traffic on Maple. Why isn't the green light longer for the Jackson side? And it seems super inefficient (e.g. Jackson going west + left turn gets a green, then waits, before going east gets a green + left. Often the left turn lane is completely empty before it turns red again) The whole thing could use a rehaul.

    https://www.wired.com/2017/03/ann-arbor-fighting-traffic-software-winning/

  • Other issue Archived
    1501-1521 Argyle Crescent Ann Arbor, MI 48103, USA - Ann Arbor
    Basketball court in need of repair... trip hazard possible and it's highly used...
  • Park maintenance Acknowledged
    5 Parkview Pl Ann Arbor, MI, 48103, USA - Ann Arbor
    West Park Pond is a mess. Despite all the rain we've had, the pond is drying up. It's mucky, wildlife is leaving and it looks very stressed. Please determine the problem and work toward a fix. Engage the community if you need help cleaning it up and restoring health to this great eco-system and very popular place for people of all ages.
  • Hazardous Crosswalk Acknowledged
    625 S State Street Ann Arbor, Michigan - Ann Arbor
    Sometime last year, the city painted lines for a crosswalk on the north side of the T-intersection where Madison hits State Street. Hundreds of law students and undergraduates use that crossing every day. We are grateful for the crosswalk, but there have been unintended hazards as a result. I have personally witnessed half a dozen incidents since last semester where students almost get hit by cars at night because it is not obvious that it is a crosswalk. If the city could install crosswalk lights, that would make the area much safer for students and drivers. Thank you for your time and consideration!
  • 1225 Kensington Dr. Ann Arbor, Michigan - Ann Arbor
    What is the law or zoning on having K&M Automobile using the their commercial property located on Jewitt Rd. as a junk yard that abuts to my property. There has to be some law that says this cannot happen in the City of Ann Arbor? I need to know when you go out to the place of business as I have complained before and asked my neighbors to complain and nothing is done. what about the rust, the leaking oil or any parts of the car that leak into the ground - this will effect my property values and is an eyesore and should not be allowed. I need proof you have been to the property and what are the restrictions for junk yards next to residential property in Ann Arbor. I have more pictures but all you have to do is go to the back of the company lot that abuts to 1225 Kensington dr., and Hutzel Heating & Cooling and see the junk cars. this is the only way you will see it is if you actually visit the property and talk to the owners of K&M Automotive
  • Pothole repair Acknowledged
    200-398 Depot Street Ann Arbor, Michigan - Ann Arbor

    I posted this issue ~ one year ago when it was very minor.
    The herringbone brick pavement on the south side of depot approaching State is buckling. The affected area has more than tripled over the past few months.

    It will be such a terrible shame if the wonderful smooth brickwork becomes a hodgepodge of gaps and funky patches.

    PLEASE get over there and re-set the herringbone pattern before it gets worse.

    This started as fewer than a dozen bricks out of place because of an issue around the drain. Now the area of misplaced bricks is expanding and will CONTINUE to do so unless we repair it.

  • Nixon Rd. Ann Arbor, Michigan - Ann Arbor
    There is a crosswalk on Nixon Rd. near the entrance to Clague middle school. I've noticed that there is no street light illuminating the cross-walk, making it very difficult for drivers to see pedestrians waiting to cross or already in the cross-walk when it is dark in the early morning or in the evening. Drivers very often fail to yield to pedestrians here and I have had some near misses with cars. Please consider adding a streetlight here to make pedestrians more visible before an accident happens!
  • Crosswalks Acknowledged
    2234 Delaware Dr Ann Arbor, MI, 48103, USA - Ann Arbor
    Crosswalk to school needs to be marked immediately- needs to be painted on street and increased signage needed for visibility. Many kids from elementary to high school use this crosswalk before and after school. Additionally no parking spaces need to be more adequately marked. Parents park here during drop off and pick up and further obstruct crosswalk view. Please remedy immediately for student safety. Thank you!
  • Signal repair Acknowledged
    S 7th St & W Huron St Ann Arbor, MI, 48103, USA - Ann Arbor
    The intersection at 7th and huron should have a left turn lane added, if at all possible, along with a left turn light. Traffic always backs up at this light between 4-7pm because of folks turning left and people not realizing and then trying to cram into the right hand lane. If remaining in the left lane was not a possibility, this might reduce the pile ups at this light. The light should also be longer for Huron, to reduce the traffic delay at this light.
  • 301–379 W Washington St Ann Arbor 48103, United States - Ann Arbor
    Huge potholes at the bottom of the hill. Today I was going down the hill and didn’t see it in time, popped my bike tire, and was almost flung off my bike. This has got to get fixed.
  • Crosswalks Acknowledged
    434 South State Street Ann Arbor, Michigan - Ann Arbor
    I am a U of M employee who works in Angell Hall. Twice a day or more, I use the crosswalk going across the street from 435 S. State St. to 434 S. State St. For the past month or so, cars have regularly parked in the crosswalk, with impunity. Consequently, cars passing by down respect the crosswalk nor look at the pedestrians trying to cross their. I have been about to walk across that crosswalk 4 or 5 times in the past month, only to have to stop suddenly when a driver whizzes right by without stopping at the crosswalk. Something needs to be done here, or else a pedestrian is going to be, God forbid, hit and killed. Either enforce the crosswalk and the prohibition to park on it, or eliminate the crosswalk. Either one or the other. Please address this as soon as possible.