Issues: drain problem
3 VotesFix it! Voted!1 Central St. Bangor, ME - Bangor
On the corner of Central & Hammond St. downtown Bangor, right next to the restaurant there is a very slippery part of the crosswalk. Where there is dirt and something that seems to be oily on top of the fresh paint of the cross walk. I was crossing the street and was approaching the restaurant on the corner when I slipped and nearly fell. Even though I was watching where I was going because usually due to poor drainage there is mud just before the sidewalk. So it's not like I wasn't watching where I was going. Anyway, I slipped and wrenched my back trying to catch my balance. I already have back and shoulder issue for which I am starting physical therapy. It's sad that this part of a very busy intersection is so poorly managed. And don't get me started on how poorly ice is taken care of downtown in the winter. You'd think that for a city that basically resides at the North Pole would be more into snow & ice removal or do a better job. Anyway this slippery cross walk really needs to be addressed before someone slips and seriously injures themselves or some elderly person breaks something, or someone slips into traffic and gets run over. Most the side walk isn't slippery it's just a 2 or 3 foot section at the end near the sidewalk in front of the restaurant. I think the place is called Giacomo's (I'm not sure I never eat there). All I know it's got tables outside where people can sit and eat. Anyway my left ankle feels numbish and my back hurts worse than it normally does. So I'm pretty sure that this slip injured me. This has been a trouble spot for a long time due to poor drainage downtown but for some reason today (even though it's dry) it's worse. I'm getting sick and tired of spraining something in this terrible kept city. From the poorly taken care of parks to all the broken up side walks, from the terrible snow & ice removal to pot holes. You'd think the most busy part of Bangor for pedestrians would be taken better care of. Oh and what gives with a lot of the fake cross walk lights? It's not so much a problem downtown but there are areas in which the light never changes for pedestrians even if you press the fake button. I've attached a Google map pic of the area and circled the trouble spot in red. It's an old picture and doesn't show the restaurant that is on the corner today but it's the same corner. Oh and if I ever find someone who wants to sue because of slipping I will come forward as a witness. I know it's hard to sue the city but that is a very busy area in which people need to get to and from work. Incapacitating someone seriously affects their work life as well as their personal life.
5 VotesFix it! Voted!114 Harlow Street Bangor, ME - Bangor
Out back of Speros Pizza there is an alley that connects to Franklin St. Someone told me that they once said it was run off from the roof but it is NOT run off. That is way too much water and constant run off to be rain water. This has been going on for several years. This pic was taken a month ago and there was ice across the side walk and entrance to alley (a very dangerous combination). Someone can slip and fall or a car could slide into a pedestrian. Today Jan 6 there is even more ice all over that side walk. It's a mess and extremely dangerous. Either Sparo's is not repairing a broken pipe for some reason or there is illegal dumping of waste water. The is directly out back of the Sapros kitchen so we know it is coming from them, despite their once denying it a long time ago. We think this should be investigated. If this isn't repaired someone could slip and get seriously hurt if not already. Please send someone out to have a look at it. It's the entrance to the alley on Franklin St. right out back of Sparo's which is located on Harlow St. if you go to that spot you will see a LOT of ice, not just a thin layer but a build up of it. It's unprofessional that Sparos (or who ever is responsible) has not taken care of this already. Despite people thinking that Bangor Maine is some hick hillibilly city lets prove them wrong. We shouldn't have waste water draining into the street. The image attached doesn't show the current state of the ice which is much much worse today than when the picture was taken.
1 VoteFix it! Voted!1528 Hammond St. Bangor, ME - Bangor
Outer Hammond St., in front of Affordable Furniture Showcase, needs drainage fixed. Water runs over Rt. 2 and then freezes. Eastbound traffic has to travel over ice-covered road; it would be very easy to lose control and spin into traffic coming down the hill. This is a head-on collision waiting to happen!
2 VotesFix it! Voted!Spring St Bangor, ME - Bangor
Don't know where it comes from, but there is always water leaking at the entrance to the parking lot there. It freezes in winter and becomes very dangerous. Maybe a blocked storm drain? Many people have fallen here when icy, one broke their arm.