Recently (within the past week) there have been 2 stop signs installed on Rindge Ave at the intersection of Cedar St, making this intersection and "all-way stop." Historically this has been a very difficult intersection for pedestrians so I am glad the city is trying to address it. However, I believe these signs (in their current state) have actually made the intersection MORE dangerous because I have witnesses that many (most?!) people driving down Rindge St either don't notice or don't abide by them. Pedestrians may be under the impression that the drivers will stop, but I live in the immediate vicinity and have observed numerous cars driving right past these signs (just this morning I watched as 5 cars in a row ignored the signs as an oncoming biker was patiently waiting to make a left turn). I would ask that the city PLEASE put some additional markings at this intersection to highlight that traffic must stop- perhaps flashing lights on the stop signs, or a separate flashing red light, or a cone in the crosswalk. Every day I cross this intersection with my small child and dog and it is extremely dangerous- I implore you to please look into this before a serious accident occurs. Thank you.
201 Vassal Lane Cambridge, MA 02138, United States of America - West Cambridge
Sidewalk on vassal between school and crosswalk over fresh pond parkway is too narrow. There is a lot of bike and ped traffic and the design needs to accommodate that. Sad because it looks newly done. I wonder why that wasn't considered?
20-64 Corporal Mcternan St Cambridge, MA 02139, USA - Cambridgeport
URGENT CHOKING HAZARD!!! The netting on the play structure is coming apart and creating a dangerous hazard for children. Children are partially falling through the net posing a threat for not only sprained or broken limbs, but also choking and asphyxiation.
Please, please stop making the street cleaning announcements via megaphone. I have sleep problems and the three days a week every month that a megaphone comes around at 7am are so hurtful and unnecessary.
Resident called to report that the 2 crosswalks at Richdale and Upland/Mt. Vernon were all shoveled out and the plows completely closed them in again and dumped snow right back onto the cleared s/w near 35 Upland.
There really needs to be a better transition from the bike lane to shared lane on Garden Street there are zero markings in the middle of the street and cars just come up and don’t look at the use full Lane sign at all..., Pretty uncomfortable if you’re a cyclist
There should be a traffic light placed here for the safety of pedestrians and proper flow of traffic. When a train gets into the station and everyone comes up to the street level, you can have 50+ people crossing the street at the same time. It’s frustrating for drivers during busy times of the day at this intersection and the flow of traffic needs to be better managed for all. I know pedestrians have the right of way but this is a busy area with lots of buses, trolleys, trucks, bikes, cars, etc and it’s an area for an accident waiting to happen.
This intersection is far too busy to allow the walk light to be timed along with a greenlight. There should be a 4 way red light to allow pedestrians to use existing crosswalks or go cross-corner. This would also allow vehicles to make right turns onto Prospect and from River to Mass Ave without competing with pedestrians. This causes traffic to back up and puts pedestrians in competition with turning vehicles. I have seen large vehicles almost hit people because they have to turn slower and cant see people entering the crosswalk after they have started their turn. The 4 way stop in Porter Sq allows for safe passage in front of the T station. This intersection is a death zone waiting to happen.