Open Issues: 400 Closed Issues: 12,469 Acknowledged Issues: 740
Watching issues created after: 2019-10-25

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  • Aberdeen Ave & Mt Auburn St Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - West Cambridge

    On the NE corner of this intersection is a sign "Left turn on left arrow only". This sign is either ignored or not seen by a large number of east-bound drivers turning left on to Aberdeen. Walking across this intersection twice today I witnessed six vehicles make illegal turns, including two that honked and then angrily swerved around a vehicle obeying the law.

    Because of the ineffectiveness of this sign, this intersection is dangerous to:
    1. Oncoming (west-bound) traffic on Mt. Auburn
    2. Pedestrians crossing the north side of Mt. Auburn
    3. Drivers obeying the sign who are subject to angry behavior from those who ignore it.

    I believe a good solution is to add a Red Left Arrow that is illuminated at all times that the green left arrow is off.

  • Brattle St & Harvard Sq Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - Mid-Cambridge

    Especially during rush hour, the roads through Harvard Square need to be closed to vehicles. There are way too many pedestrians and cyclists trying to get to the MBTA stop and the sidewalks are way too narrow.

    Until this is done, the city needs to post multiple crossing guards to keep people safe, as well as have a police office on hand to ticket drivers who run lights and do not stop behind the stop line. It'd also be good if a tow truck can be on hand to remove cars blocking crosswalks and bike lanes. The City's negligence could lead to serious injury or death if action isn't taken swiftly.

  • 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.

    Freedom Baird
    20 Reed Street
    Cambridge, MA
    c: 617-529-6744

  • Other Archived
    620 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge MA 02139, United States - Cambridgeport


    I live in Central square and it’s been almost a week( starting from May 25th) that there are multiple really loud firecracker and fireworks noises every nights (7pm-2am) from north(Mid-Cambridge). It’s really loud that I’m sure all my neighbor communities in Cambridge and even Somerville can hear it too. It def passed beyond the noise control level. I’m ok with some of them before 11PM but it just seems really strange to have firecracker noise in the sky multiple times per night at around 12AM and 1AM still, like today(May 28th). It completely destroys my sleep for the whole week but I had no clue what those loud fireworks noise’s for. Could you please take a look at the firework noise that’s been happening everyday from May 25th in Cambridge? Many thanks!

  • 1 Highland Park Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - Mid-Cambridge
    For the past several days, several times a day, there is a high-pitched, constant hum that can be heard throughout the neighborhood. It is especially loud near the Cambridge hospital, but doesn't seem to be coming from the hospital. I am not sure where it is coming from, but it affects the entire area. It is really, really aggravating because it can be easily heard indoors when our windows are open. I have recordings of it.
  • 57 Otis St Cambridge, MA, 02141, USA - East Cambridge
    The dumpster in front of 57 Otis Street is overflowing with garbage. The permit holder is allowing debris to pile up on the sidewalk and surrounding area (see photo). The overflowing dumpster is no longer just an eyesore; it has created a rat problem, and it should be addressed by the city before it gets any worse.
  • 221-253 Rt-16 Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - West Cambridge

    There has been a resumption of speeding by large trucks and motorcycles on Fresh Pond between Concord and Huron, beginning at 4:00 am.

    These vehicles are traveling at highway speeds - not 25 mph as listed. This seems very unsafe. Could you post a policeman with a traffic gun?

  • 129 Franklin St Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - Cambridgeport
    On Monday morning Nov 9, ~7:00 AM, a car (or truck) with an extremely loud loudspeaker announced alternate side of the street parking warnings for street cleaning up and down the neighborhood. This non-emergency public announcement woke up my child - and probably every other child in the area - well before they needed to be woken up for remote schooling. If you must provide them, please confine these obnoxious, roving announcements to business hours (9A-5P) and don't wake up the whole neighborhood at the crack of dawn. Thank you.
  • 114 Mt Auburn St Cambridge, MA 02138, USA - West Cambridge
    Same trucks blocking sidewalk as always. Even having been "referred to enforcement" yesterday.
  • 160 Norfolk St Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - The Port
    This morning at about 11:30am, work was continuing at the large development at 160 Norfolk Street.
  • Fireworks Archived
    6 Dickinson St Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - The Port
    Every evening , before the change of police shifts ; around 10:30 , numerous kids light off fireworks outside my children’s bedroom in the parking lot of the office building on the corner of broadway and Moore sts- the parking lot entrance is on Moore st - I am so sick of them waking up my kids especially the baby - I have cakes numerous times but nothing is being done - sometimes it can last 15-25 minutes of non stop noise - can you please do something ???? I’m losing my self control
  • Other Archived
    128 Pine St Cambridge, MA 02139, USA - The Port
    Fireworks. Make it stop. We are already on edge and fireworks sound too much like gunfire.