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Open Issues: 62 Closed Issues: 3,172 Acknowledged Issues: 89
Watching issues created after: 2017-04-27

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  • Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - Neighborhood 9
    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.
  • Other Archived
    Richdale Avenue Cambridge, MA - Neighborhood 9
    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.
  • 1500 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - Neighborhood 9

    An app controlled motorized vehicle for children has been left on Cambridge Common (near the playground).

    The company responsible appears to be Scoob.io

    Please remove this equipment

  • 312-314 Walden St Cambridge 02138, United States - Neighborhood 9
  • 1484-1500 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, Massachusetts - Neighborhood 9
    The pedestrian crossing on the west side Massachusetts Ave. across the right slip lane onto NB Garden St. is uncontrolled, near Dawes Island. Drivers repeatedly fail to yield right of way to pedestrians in crosswalks. Even when some drivers yield to pedestrians, there is always a multiple threat scenario - where a driver in the adjacent turn lane fails to notice pedestrians and yield the right-of-way. I suggest the following safety counter-measures be considered: Rapid Flash Beacon for pedestrians crossing slip lane; raised crosswalk; shark teeth yield marks in advance of the crosswalk; or install a traffic signal (that is coordinated with the Mass Ave. & Cambridge St. signal) that would allow for an exclusive pedestrian AND exclusive right turn phase.
  • Other Archived
    Raymond Park Walden Street, Cambridge, MA 02140-1340, United States of America - Neighborhood 9
    Way too many off leash dogs and dog poop at the kids playground and Raymond park.
  • 149 Walden Street Cambridge, Massachusetts - Neighborhood 9

    THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS. THIS IS A 4-WAY STOP SIGN DIRECTLY NEXT TO A PLAYGROUND.

    Many drivers blow through the Walden/Raymond intersection on Walden heading toward Sherman. This is due to the Stop sign being hidden behind a tree up until a few feet before the intersection.

    See attached photo.

    Please address this issue immediately.

  • 36 Waterhouse Street Cambridge, Massachusetts - Neighborhood 9
    The PORT a potty by the playground has feces all over floor, a bag of urine hanging from wall and some bottles of alcohol. Since I took my two and four year old in there and well that was horrifying I'd like to spare any other desparate parents
  • Other Archived
    223 Garden St Cambridge 02138, United States - Neighborhood 9
    Garbage, shopping carts and electronics.
  • 249 Walden Street Cambridge, Massachusetts - Neighborhood 9

    This is just a suggestion for a pedestrian improvement to the Walden/Sherman intersection that could hopefully be done during the planned reconstruction of Walden from Sherman to Garden in FY19.

    Currently, three of the crosswalks in this intersection are set well back from the corners of the intersection (sidewalks on the W, N, and E legs). I wonder if these crosswalks could be moved towards the corners, such that all four crosswalks share curb cuts and tactile paving where they meet at each sidewalk.

    The main reason to make these changes is to improve pedestrian safety: cars often stop beyond the stop bars, which are understandably set far back to allow clear left turns. Cars stopped beyond the stop bars block the crosswalks, which is particularly problematic when pedestrians are trying to access curb cuts. Anecdotally, I have encountered this most often on the northeast crosswalk going from the traffic signal control box toward the Masse Hardware building.

    These changes would also make pedestrians more visible to cars - the current crosswalks “hide” pedestrians from turning cars behind traffic control boxes and utility poles (especially the NE crosswalk I mentioned above). With a new arrangement, pedestrians would be more prominent at the corners, and turning cars wouldn't be surprised when pedestrians are legally crossing. Finally, these changes would give thoroughgoing pedestrians a straighter route across the intersection, rather than having to make several turns to get to the curb cut, cross, and then go back to their previous route on the sidewalk.

    I’ve attached a quick drawing of what this could look like, with the changed elements highlighted in green. I think this avoids all the utility/traffic poles and hydrants in the intersection, but there may be other issues like drains, etc. In any case, thank you for your consideration.

  • 99 Sherman St Cambridge, Massachusetts - Neighborhood 9
    There is a tremendous amount of garbage in this park, specifically in the area where the snow was dumped over the winter. I would like to lodge a complaint as it is unsightly and hazardous. I would request this area is cleaned and maintained.
  • Other Archived
    2–4 Linnaean St Cambridge 02138, United States - Neighborhood 9
    Sidewalk obstruction ADA violation