Cambridge

Open Issues: 337 Closed Issues: 5,631 Acknowledged Issues: 523
Watching issues created after: 2020-06-01

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  • 34 Orchard St Cambridge, MA, 02140, USA - North Cambridge
    Very loud motorcycle starts up, and accelerates, loudly, down Beech and then Elm. Every weekday morning at around 6 am. Request that Police check his muffler. It's clearly in violation of noise regulations.
  • 21–87 Berkshire St Cambridge 02141, United States - Wellington-Harrington
    Both sides of the street are blocked for pedestrians due to construction. This is a big problem for people walking and ADA.
  • 137 Tremont St Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - Wellington-Harrington
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  • 1400 Cambridge St Cambridge MA 02139, United States - Mid-Cambridge
    Please make this stop - over 40 people in line on Antrim and Cambridge streets - sitting on walls in people's driveways while they wait hours for COVID tests. The urgent care parking lot is empty.
  • 353 Harvard St Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - Mid-Cambridge

    Since the implementation of the shared street initiative, unfortunately, some pedestrians did not get the memo about yielding to others.

    Twice this week I found myself on my way to or from my home, behind pedestrians who knew a car was coming up behind them (my car is not electric, one can definitely hear it coming) and did not move aside. In one case, the person even looked back, made eye contact and then started walking even slower just to spite.

    I wasn't going to engage with either of these people, but seeing as how this kind of thing happened more than once, and I understand there have also been complaints from pedestrians about cars, perhaps it would benefit everyone to have a temporary traffic detail over there to explain "sharing" to those who have a harder time grasping the concept.

    Thank you.

  • Cambridge St & Hampshire St Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - Wellington-Harrington
    Hi there, I'm really concerned about the safety at the Cambridge/Hampshire/Beacon intersection since the Cambridge St. outdoor dining one-way was put into place. I love the outdoor dining, but I'm noticing that both cars and pedestrians are taking risks they weren't taking before. I know this intersection is tough and human behavior is hard to predict.
    In the last few days, I've seen many more cars trying to take left turns onto Cambridge and Antrim streets, even with the No Left Turn signage. I watched four bikers yesterday get caught in front of the bank in between two streams of cars with no way to continue safely. Stranded in the middle of the intersection until a pause in traffic.
    With the left turn yield at Prospect and Hampshire being the only left turn onto Prospect now that Cambridge is closed, that traffic is now baking up Hampshire to Inman St., causing folks turning left onto Inman to get stuck between oncoming cars. I have no solutions to offer other than manning the intersection with an actual human traffic guide, or doing additional public education around following the traffic laws there. Thanks for listening!
  • 111-167 Tremont St Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - Wellington-Harrington

    I posted this issue previously, but the comments got out of hand.

    Again, people were honking furiously at the garbage trucks on Tremont St. around noon today while the collectors were trying to do their jobs. There was more honking from a different episode at 8AM because two very large trucks were not able to pass each other on the street. The response to my last ticket was that there were no feasible actions to take. I disagree, and propose:

    1) Cambridge should acknowledge that we have far more vehicles per hour than what is considered normal for a residential street (especially compared to neighboring Norfolk St., for example). I estimate over 100 vehicles per hour for a good period of the day, with a good chunk of that number being heavy trucks. Please use this information to understand why there is support from our neighbors to turn our small, traffic-burdened street into a Shared Street.
    2) Install some "No honking", "No idling" signage to remind drivers to stop impacting residents with their driving behaviors.
    3) Speak with some of the trash collectors and make sure they don't feel harassed. Invite them to ask if they would like a police or city escort if they have any frustrations with this aspect of the route.
    4) Encourage Cambridge police to ensure residents through public channels that they are aware and taking aggressive driving seriously (including needless honking). For reference, their current Twitter has no traffic tips, but their banner photo shows an officer standing in a bike lane...Enforcement was understandably low at the height of COVID here, but traffic is back to its old rates and traffic safety metrics are grim in Massachusetts this year, so focusing enforcement on traffic again makes sense.

    Thank you.

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    242 Huron Ave Cambridge, MA 02138, USA - West Cambridge
    Formaggio's is running their against-code smoker again. It is a serious health issue. I have asthma and this gives me asthma attacks. Not to mention that being exposed to air pollution or smoke increses the risk of getting COVID-19 and of experiencing serious symptoms. (https://no-smoke.org/respiratory-risk-factors-covid-19/) Behind the smoker you can see two of the chimneys that they are actually supposed to use.
  • 48 6th St Cambridge, MA, 02141, USA - East Cambridge
    What happened to the several large caliper trees providing shade at the Cambridge Library? I thought there was a tree moratorium? Was there a tree hearing? It seems a shame that these were removed and unlikely the city will replant with an equivalent caliper inches of trees at this small site.
  • 316 Pearl St Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - Cambridgeport
    Glad mattresses are gone. People are still dumping trash on the porch. There needs to be a full change.
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    1700 Cambridge St Cambridge 02138, United States - Mid-Cambridge
    Good thing Cambridge has decided not to re-open schools. Now the front entrance to the high school can be used as an overnight camp ground and littered with trash, human waste and needles. Cambridge residents and taxpayers have had enough of this already. Clean it up!
  • 270 3rd St Cambridge, MA, 02142, USA - East Cambridge
    The Orange Theory studio at the corner of 3rd and Rogers is now conducting classes with their front door open - the class instructor broadcasts over their PA system and the volume is loud enough to wake those of us in adjacent apartments beginning at 6am.