The catastrophe that is CambridgePark Drive.
146-150 Alewife Brook Pkwy Cambridge, MA, 02140, USA - North Cambridge
Dear Cambridge Traffic Parking and Transportation Staff,
I wanted to alert you to the traffic situation that has been created by the new "No Turn On Red" sign at the intersection of Rindge Ave and Alewife Brook Parkway. Since that sign has been installed, during high traffic-volume times, traffic is now backing up from Alewife Brook Parkway all the way back to Mass Ave. That's nearly a mile of cars sitting in traffic barely moving.
This is also causing traffic to back up onto the side streets that feed onto Rindge Ave.
This adversely effects commuters, school buses, pedestrians, children on their way to school, crossing guards, curbside collection workers, and people with air quality issues.
I left my house at 7:30 this morning, and traffic was already backed up nearly to Mass Ave because of that new sign.
I'm hopeful you can remove the sign and find another pedestrian safety solution at that intersection that doesn't back up traffic so badly.
Thanks very much for considering this.
20 Reed Street
Cambridgepark Dr North Cambridge, MA 02140, USA - North Cambridge
I timed my legal, with the signals traversal of this intersection passing from CPD (right hand side, only side with a sidewalk right now) to the T. It took 2 minutes and 25 seconds. I also came into conflict with several cars during this time - while the light for peds is white going over CPD, it's entirely blocked by cars turning left from Steel Place. One nearly hit me in the crosswalk.
It's clear that crossing against the signals is both faster and safer. No wonder everyone jaywalks here. I still don't know, despite asking several times, whether the City, DCR, MBTA, or some other entity is responsible for signalling at this intersection, but this is a complete abdication of the responsibility to provide safe pedestrian infrastructure.
97 Cambridgepark Dr Cambridge, MA 02140, USA - North Cambridgecompletely unusable, can't enter or exit the cleared sections of the lane due to legally parked cars and the snow piles that create the blockages.
1 Alewife Ctr Cambridge 02140, United States - North CambridgeThis construction site uses these well travelled bike lanes for truck parking every morning and it’s a major hazard.
35 Cambridgepark Dr Cambridge, MA, 02140, USA - North CambridgeThe same cars parked in this bike lane as are parked in the bike lane every morning! Why isn't there ever any ticketing here?
100 Cambridgepark Dr Cambridge 02140, United States - North CambridgeCan we get this city dump truck driver to eat lunch somewhere other than the bike lane? This is a hazard.
165 Cambridge Park Drive Cambridge, Massachusetts - North CambridgeCambridge Park Drive was recently made into a 2 hour parking zone with no Residential Parking option. There are 3 apartment complexes on that street and therefore I am requesting the city add an exception to the 2 hour parking to those who hold a Cambridge Resident permit.
32 Cambridgepark Dr Cambridge 02140, United States - North CambridgeAgain construction has closed lanes blocked traffic at rush hour with no flag man or police detail. This needs to stop.
35 Cambridge Park Cambridge, Massachusetts - North CambridgeUber and Lyft cars have been parking on the bike path outside of Cambridge Park Apartments in the morning and evenings. This is blocking traffic and making drivers drive on the wrong side of the road. The elevated bike path has only made things worse since the taxi cars now will not pull over and just park in the middle of the road.
35 Cambridgepark Dr Cambridge, MA, 02140, USA - North CambridgeThis street used to have a median line and crosswalks and bike lanes, but then it got repaved and now it has none of those, leading to car anarchy and vastly decreased safety for pedestrians and bikes. dear commonwealth connect answerer, i know you didn't make this decision, but can you please find the person who did and ask them, from me, what the heck they were thinking?
35 Cambridge Park Drive Cambridge, Massachusetts - North CambridgeDue to the increase traffic in the area, cars have been running the red lights to ensure that they can get through the intersections. This is becoming dangerous at night for walkers as cars are buzzing through the cross walks and almost hitting walkers. We need improved traffic controls in the intersection and better lights to ensure that drivers can see the walkers.
150 Cambridgepark Dr Cambridge 02140, United States - North CambridgeThis car parks in this cross walk and bike lane daily, for most of the day. This is a high traffic area and needs to be enforced.