385 Medford St Malden 02148, United States - Malden Ward 2Overgrowth on abandoned building and holes in roof where animals such as mice, raccoons, possums, squirrels, etc., are living are now invading my property resulting in damage and destruction to my property’s garden and decorative vegetation!! It has been over 2 years since this building was burnt out!
Ferry St @ Eastern Ave Malden, MA 02148, USA - Malden Ward 7
Please note: this inquiry is NOT intended for Limebike. Please do not reassign to Limebike. It is intended for the City. Thank you.
On May 29, I posted about the multitude of Limebikes being ridden on city sidewalks and endangering pedestrians, including senior citizens and individuals with disabilities (issue 5934124). Limebike responded by saying that state law does not prohibit riding bicycles on sidewalks except in central business districts, and that Malden does not have any ordinance that goes further. In other words: We can ride our bikes (which are motorized, by the way) on your sidewalks and you can't stop us.
From the City, I would like to know:
1. Is Limebike's reading of our ordinances correct?
2. If so, what defines our central business district, and what is being done to enforce the law and protect pedestrians in that area?
3. Also if so, and most importantly, what is Malden doing about the problem? Limebike appears to be taking advatage of a gap in our ordinances and overall planning scheme to allow its users to operate its motorized bicycles on our sidewalks. That may be great for Limebike and its users. But it's terrible for the city and the vast majority of its residents. So we need an ordinance (like most cities and towns have). I suspect that you would find near universal support for the proposition that adults should not be riding bicycles on sidewalks, which are intended for pedestrians, anywhere in the city. (The lack of suitable streets for riding bicycles is a separate problem that also needs to be addressed -- but not at the expense of pedestrians). Even short of an ordinance, it seems that the city can negotiate whatever terms it wants with this company, and that common sense dictates that a restriction against operating these motorized bicycles on sidewalks should be a part of the deal. So again, does the city acknowledge the existence of the problem and intend to address it?
493 Main St Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4People continuously run the red arrow at this intersection, every single day, including MBTA buses and police/fire non-emergency vehicles. As a pedestrian who crosses this intersection twice a day, I've nearly been hit multiple times. It's very dangerous and needs to be dealt with. I see that multiple complaints have been made about this problem over the years and nothing has been done to improve safety.
Main St & Winter St Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4This intersection is incredibly dangerous for pedestrian traffic. The walk sign is a joke, it takes up to 5 minutes for it to go on after pushing. It doesn't interrupt the cycle, the lights go for at least one more full cycle before the walk sign comes on. It's ironic that it's right next to a "Malden walks" sign, since this is such a poorly designed intersection it's truly frightening to cross on foot.
13 Holyoke St Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 7pressure washing trucks again and getting oil and grease on the street.
875 Main St Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 5
The owner of the gas station on the corner of Main St and Forest has not shoveled a single time all winter. Multiple complaints on this same exact issue have been filed via this site all winter, and we've received multiple responses such as "snow has been cleared" after it has melted, and "the owner of the property has been cited".
This intersection is already pretty dangerous for pedestrians (see https://seeclickfix.com/issues/3043166) and this sidewalk not being shoveled makes it even worse. Pedestrians are forced to walk in the road on Forest St when coming to or from Main St, at the risk of being hit by cars making a fast turn. This is a heavily trafficked intersection for both cars and pedestrians due to Oak Grove MBTA so close.
At what point will the city actually put value to the safety of pedestrians? The property owner can receive thousands of dollars in citations each year, but that doesn't make the snow go away if they just ignore it.
Malden, please, think about the safety of your citizens!!!
53 Madison St Malden 02148, United States - Malden Ward 1These businesses never clear this portion of sidewalk and after every storm it’s an icy dangerous mess
Commercial St Malden 02148, United States - Malden Ward 4There are vehicles belonging to the construction staff that continuously park on the pedestrian crossing making it extremely dangerous for those who are crossing to the other side. There have been numerous calls made to Malden police and verbal complaints to officers on duty near the area. I can only believe, no one, including Malden officials, want a tragedy happen here especially since citizens have came forth voicing concerns. The construction staff have even been approached. Nothing works including reaching out to the traffic department and speaking to the Lt. who has instructed me to get in touch if I see anymore vehicles there. Unfortunately this tends to happen a lot more on the weekends while that office is closed. The construction crew get paid to work and get the job done, however, it doesn’t constitute a ‘hall pass’ to park in the street making it a hazard to pedestrians. Please take care of this. Thank you.
160-170 Forest St Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 5
Can a cross walk be added to this intersection for pedestrians?
This intersection seems like a good area to have a cross walk because of the median and traffic light pole already there. Many people walk to Oak Grove along this street and I have noticed it is difficult to do it safely.
There are no other designated crosswalks along Forest Street.
I also think there should be a walk button and cross walk for crossing Main at Forest. This would improve pedestrian safety in Malden when walking to Oak Grove.
26-28 Kenmore Rd Malden, MA 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4Thank you Malden for the beautiful fountain and flowing water feature that you have installed at this location. It has been here for a week now and all of the residents just LOVE it. In fact, we are considering hosting a neighborhood regatta. Many of us are however concerned by what it is doing to the street and the ground under it, and by the amount of water being wasted. Several hundred gallons per day must being going right down the drain. Literally.
29 Winter St Malden, MA 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4I just witnessed yet ANOTHER near head on collision caused by a reckless driver turning from Winter onto Autumn. This one drove past stopped traffic the full length of the block on Winter from Banks to Autumn on the wrong side of the double yellow, before nearly hitting a car head on turning right from Autumn onto Winter. This is CONSTANT during the evening rush hour, whenever the traffic backs up from Main. I have nearly been hit more times than I can count, as has probably just about every driver who lives in this neighborhood. The behavior is horrendously dangerous, not only for other drivers, but especially for pedestrians who have no reason to expect a car driving the wrong way. As I posted before, I saw a woman and two young children almost run over a few months back by a driver pulling this exact same stunt. The area is dangerous enough without this being tolerated. We need some enforcement here please. Between this and the drivers flying the wrong way up Kenmore as a short cut, it is only a matter of time before something very bad happens.
Medford St Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 1Medford St from Highland Ave to Pearl St. Numerous potholes throughout this stretch keep getting worse each time it rains