The catastrophe that is CambridgePark Drive.
10r Acorn Park Dr Cambridge, MA 02140, USA - North CambridgeTree down blocking the path at Alewife Reservation. See map for correct location.
Alewife Brook Pkwy Cambridge, MA, 02140, USA - North CambridgeThere is a new "No Turn On Red" sign for Rindge Avenue when turning right onto Alewife Brook Parkway. This has reduced flow through this intersection sufficiently to create bad gridlock all of the way back up Rindge Ave at my house, which is 6/10 of a mile. On Wednesday morning it took me 24 minutes to drive the length of Rindge Ave due to this intersection. The sign should be removed to permit better flow out of the city as the alternate path along Mass Ave to Rt. 2 is also badly congested.
Cambridgepark Drive Cambridge, MA - North CambridgeProperty mgmnt. called to request pruning of trees along Cambridge Park Drive and Steel Street. They are blocking the lighting
35-299 Cambridge Park Dr Cambridge, MA, 02140, USA - North CambridgeAlewife Reservation, on the boardwalk off the main path a small tree has partly fallen towards the walkway and a branch of it is obstructing the way.
Cambridgepark Drive Cambridge, MA - North CambridgePlease cut down some of the massive snow mounds here
112 Cambridgepark Drive Cambridge, MA 02140, United States of America - North CambridgeThe crosswalk sign was flattened by a vehicle from nearby construction and needs to be removed and replaced.
30 Cambridge Park Dr Cambridge, Massachusetts - North CambridgeThe sidewalk next to 30 CPD has an unshoveled section, just to the right of the driveway associated with 30 CPD. Looks completely untouched. Maybe there's some conflict between the owners of this building and Vecna over who is responsible for this section of sidewalk.
143 Alewife Brook Parkway Cambridge, MA, 02140, USA - North Cambridge
I am writing about the newly “No Right On Red” sign erected at the intersection referenced above. This one sign has caused havoc in the entire North Cambridge neighborhood. Disallowing right turns on red has caused insufferable congestion. On my street alone (Clifton) I could not even get out of my driveway this morning due to backed up vehicles and we are 1,000 feet away from the intersection of Rindge Avenue. Rindge Avenue already has its share of traffic issues - but this just essentially ruined walking safety for all the kids going to Peabody School and tripled the congestion in the neighborhood. Please take down this sign - it is wreaking havoc and causing road rage that is far worse than the problem it supposedly solves. At the very most, please say "Right Turn on Red After Stop" to avoid people sailing through the intersection without even braking. That solution would be much better.
I understand that safety for all is important – and it’s always a balance. Cars sailing right through the intersection without stopping is not safe. However, traffic backing up for blocks and blocks around the smaller side streets is also not safe. And there is a school at 70 Rindge Avenue where hundreds of kids walk daily. I personally witnessed cars blocking crosswalks on Cedar and Rindge Avenue and small kids attempting to cross between the cars. This is really a tough situation. The solution, however, is making the overall problem worse.
Please let me know how we can make changes here. At the very least can we do a “Right On Red After Stop”? In the current format, only about a dozen cars can turn red on the light cycle, making backups a nightmare. I contacted the DCR since an earlier post from Cambridge said that the DCR put up the sign. However I received this mail from DCR:
Good Afternoon Mr. Goode!
Thank you for contacting the Department of Conservation and Recreation regarding the “No Turn on Red” sign. This sign was requested by the City of Cambridge’s traffic department. I would suggest reaching out to them to find out their reasoning, and to see if you can get a copy of their study.
Please let me know if I can assist with anything else.
Ashley N. Rosone
DCR Community Relations Manager
Alewife Station Access Rd Cambridge, MA, 02140, USA - North CambridgeI’m not sure if you are the appropriate people to contact about this. If not, please let me know. This concerns street lights near the Alewife (Red Line) T subway station. About a block of street lights leading from the Alewife T station going in the direction of Arlington near the bike path have been turned off for over a week. I’m referring to the street lights that illuminate the exit ramp road way leading from the route 2 highway. I often leave the Alewife Station late at night and it has been completely dark for over a week and unsafe for the many people walking that way. This problem happened once before a few years ago, and it was rectified, but it is now occurring again. I’m not sure why. Could you please have those set of street lights turned on again at night? Thank you very much.
Alewife Cambridge, Massachusetts - North CambridgeI am reporting this under "other" since the police response has been minimal to date. There is frequently open drug use at/near the Alewife T station. Between the MBTA and CPD no one seems to take responsibility to police this area. If you drive down Cambridgepark Dr right now you will see several people using needle drugs on the sidewalk in front of Bertuccis. This presents serious public safety hazards to the surrounding communities. Please stop overlooking the issue: we should not allow heroin use in our public transportation hubs, this is getting out of hand.