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Open Issues: 37 Closed Issues: 23,031 Acknowledged Issues: 1,745
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.
  • 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...
  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Other issue Acknowledged
    Huron And Glazier Ann Arbor, Michigan - Ann Arbor
    This is a dangerous intersection for bikers, pedestrians traveling north on the sidewalk. Because cars travel south on Huron, drivers at the intersection of Glazier only look left. They also do not stop at all at this stop sign, let alone look for pedestrians. On today's commute and 3 days ago in broad daylight I would've been struck by another car while bike commuting. This is the norm. I have learned to yield to the cars bc they never pay attention, and sometimes I have to knock on the car to get their attention. I have reported this issue several times and made suggestions such as painting a crosswalk sign (though cars routinely stop IN the crosswalks), a look for bikers/pedestrian sign, etc. What we want to prevent is needing another ghost bike to remind drivers to stop and look for pedestrians/bikers. This is crucial esp with the shorter daylight hours. There is already a problem in broad daylight wearing a bright yellow reflective jacket.
  • Sidewalk issue Acknowledged
    459 S 7th St Ann Arbor, MI 48103, USA - Ann Arbor
    The builder of a new house at 822 W. Jefferson (corner of Jefferson and Seventh) badly damaged the sidewalk with heavy equipment during construction last year. They paved most of the driveway already without redoing the sidewalk. Please make them fix the sidewalk and don't make us pay for it.
  • 1063 South University - Ann Arbor
    New large pothole in bike lane forces cyclists into street. This creates a dangerous traffic situation. Please repair.
  • 918 S 7th St Ann Arbor 48103, United States - Ann Arbor
    Bike lane in both directions on 7th is full of ice and snow while the road is clear. Please make it a priority to clear this bike lane as it is a major cycle commuter throughway. In fact, the city made this bike lane safer with a double painted line. I know it will warm up today, and most likely melt. However, it would be much safer for cyclists to have a clear, usable bike lane on 7th to depend on. Please make this a priority when clearing roads of snow and ice. Thank you
  • 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.
  • N Seventh & Bath Ann Arbor, Michigan - Ann Arbor
    Please install in-street crosswalk signage on N Seventh at Bath, to "calm" speeders and yield for pedestrians & bikes to safely cross.
    Thanks a million for the other crosswalk designation & signage recently installed on Seventh - it helps a lot. Good job.