1662 Mass. Ave. Cambridge, Massachusetts - Neighborhood 9Sidewalk stencils designating no sidewalk bicycling are faded or missing. Mass. Ave. from Wendell-Shepard to Russell-Cogswell is a legal no-sidewalk-bicycling zone. Curb cut reconstruction has obliterated some old stencils. As a result, to the disadvantage of pedestrians, sidewalk cycling is on the increase. The stencils are much more effective than posted metal signs, so please replace and maintain them.
149 Sherman St Cambridge, Massachusetts - North CambridgeThis intersection desperately needs a pedestrian crossing. Between the tracks and Rindge there are no crossings for pedestrians. With the large amount of car traffic during rush hour, it is difficult for families to cross the street to get from the school to the park and back. Also, a cross walk would help traffic quieting between Ridge and Garden as the vehicles tend to go quite fast.
1876 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge 02140, United States - Agassiz-HarvardThe intersection of Mass Ave / Upland should have a “no turn on red” sign for cars turning right from Mass Ave onto Upland. This intersection is busy with pedestrians accessing the Porter T stop. Problem is that the pedestrian lights from 3 directions go on at the same time, and a car turning right on red may hit a pedestrian (who has the walk light) walking directly in front of the car on Mass Ave or to their right on Upland. Not sure if this was an oversight given how busy this intersection is - Mass Ave otherwise has “no turn on right” signs EVERYWHERE. Thanks for looking into it!
Mead St Cambridge, MA, 02140, USA - North CambridgeDrivers around rush hour (3pm-8pm) are recklessly driving down Mead st every day often cutting into the wrong lane on Walden st towards mass ave to cut past traffic. Multiple times today alone I was at risk of being hit both as a driver and a pedestrian. They swing around the corner with no visibility often at an inappropriate speed. It is a two way street only large enough for one car at a time and as a resident it becomes unsafe to drive up the street towards Walden st (the opposite direction from these reckless drivers). Exiting driveways is also extremely unsafe, I was almost killed while exiting a driveway today by a car that raced down the street and stopped barely a foot away from hitting me while I was still perpendicular to the road while backing out. He had to go around me because he didn't give me enough space to straighten out and even get close to making room for him to pass appropriately. This street is not equip to handle this kind of traffic. There are children living on this street and it is terrifying for 5 hours of the day. There was a cop placed in front of the street once but had no impact by the next week. What is needed is a sign for residents only even just for the afternoon. PLEASE HELP! This is really really scary and nothing has been done despite my own as well as other complaints I've heard being made by others.
441 Broadway Cambridge, Massachusetts - Mid-CambridgeThe 2 dawn redwood trees in this photograph are located directly in front of the Main Library. These trees are iconic and greatly beloved. However, as can be evidenced in this photograph, these trees are looking highly stressed. Loving attention is urgently needed! Please feed these trees (deep-root fertilizaion would be good) and mulch them with a mulch/ compost/ mix. Time to bring these beloved beauties back to life!
1912 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02140, USA - North CambridgeDelivery truck completely blocking bike lane this morning on Mass ave coming up to Porter square.
320 Rindge Avenue Cambridge, MA - North CambridgePedestrian reports missing crosswalk sign here. Today Water Dept worked at this location. Residents put a temporary "sandwich board" indicating crosswalk for students to identify crosswalk, but that disappeared today. Resident is not sure why the temporary sandwich board sign had to be removed. Please reinstall the crosswalk sign or provide some temporary indicator for students to safely cross Rindge Ave. This is a high traffic area and should not be unmarked.
395-415 Mt Auburn St Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - West CambridgeThis intersection is SO dangerous! Gridlock in the morning and dangerous behavior by frustrated drivers is making this notorious intersection worse than ever. The light timing must be adjusted to prevent the west bound drivers on Mt. Auburn Street from causing gridlock on their approach toward Coolidge Ave. AND the left turn arrow onto Coolidge Ave must be longer to accomodate the Shady Hill school traffic (7:45 - 8:15), which is causing the gridlock.
Alewife Linear Park Cambridge, MA 02140, USA - North CambridgeA big box truck that illegally entered the bike path knocked the new bike lights off rendering them useless and they're hanging down potentially dangerous. Should be fixed ASAP.
288-308 Franklin Street Cambridge, Massachusetts - Riversideagain, on friday around 10:30, the sidewalk was occupied by 2 rental cars. Enterprise regularly used the sidewalk as their extra parking space, leaving little space for pedestrians on the sidewalk. will the city do something about it (this is my third complain and I have already called the police more than once...).
ticketing is obviously not working here
120 Waverly Street Cambridge Massachusetts - Cambridgeport
The 20 mph speed sign is way past Fort Washington Park and often cars are zooming past the park on Waverly St at 30-40 mph before they even see the 20 mph speed sign. On Sunday saw two more cars zipping past the park at probably 40 mph without slowing down.
The park is for dogs and children alike who sometimes run into the streets to get a ball when one goes outside the park grounds - this happens more often than you would like. The park has open gates onto Waverly street so this is hazardous. Several dogs playing in the park have already been hit by cars so this is an ongoing problem. Need something to slow down the speeding cars.
Recommend to 1) put a speed bump on road immediately before cars approach the park in addition to a speed limit sign or 2) place a Radar Speed Detection Sign that flashes a cars speed at or before Talbot street so cars can slow down *BEFORE* approaching the park.
While long term solutions are being considered, a near short term solution could be placing a speed limit sign between Putnam Ave and Talbot on Waverly street.
582 Franklin St Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - RiversideOver a year ago a noisy device, previously located on a wooden pole at 590 Franklin St., was relocated at the request of the new owner. The new location, on a wooden light pole about 80 feet farther down the street, is near the house at 582 belonging to me and my wife Margot Kempers.
Shocked by the noise of the fan-forced cooling we wrote Mark McGovern and he apparently forwarded my concern. Little happened but I did speak with installers from, I believe, Crown Castle, who told me they were replacing the old device, and that the newer one was quieter.
We noted that the new one has four cooling fans, twice the number of the old one.
While it is unclear if that device was ever quieter, it has become noisier and noisier until now it is having, in our opinion, an adverse environmental impact. It is very loud and runs whenever the temperatures get in the neighborhood of 50 degrees.
It is outrageous that the city would add noise like this to a quiet residential street.
We submit that no one in city government would put up with this in front of their own house.
We find it hard to believe that other, quieter, cooling options are not available to whoever owns and maintains the devices.
Please advise us as to the city’s stand about this, and as to any available remedies.