9 VotesFix it! Voted!River St Cambridge, MA
Drivers are continually swerving into the wrong lanes at this intersection because the lane markings are unclear.
Left lane: Some seem to believe this is a left-turn only lane.
Middle lane: Some do not bump right when cross Memorial Drive and instead veer into the left lane, possibly because of the "left lane" comment above. Other times, people turn left from the middle lane, cutting off people in the left lane who are continuing straight.
Right lane: Designated as a right turn only lane, but this is not clear as many drivers continue straight when in this lane.
There are no signs to help drivers understand which lanes have which rules, nor are there any signs indicating that the road they are approaching is Memorial Drive. This is a junction that many out-of-towners first approach when coming off the Mass Pike and it must be incredibly confusing for them.
The lane markings can be improved and start further back, perhaps toward the middle of the bridge.
Some signs need to be added, again perhaps need the middle or even beginning of the bridge, which will be helpful during times of busy traffic.
625 Concord Avenue Cambridge, MA
The new sidewalk cycle track on Concord Avenue near Fresh Pond is dangerous and uncomfortable to use.
It crosses numerous side streets and commercial driveways. Car drivers turning in or out don't expect bicycles on what looks like a sidewalk.
And at each driveway, the track dips down and then up again. All these bumps make for uncomfortable riding.
The previous configuration had perfectly usable bike lanes.
The older two-way track between the rotaries is even worse. It crosses even more driveways, and at each one, there's a granite curb which crosses the track diagonally and gives a big bump. There are also random poles and granite posts on the path.
To "solve" the safety issue at driveways, they painted crude stop signs on the pavement. That doesn't fix what's an inherently dangerous facility.
Please do not add cycle tracks to any more streets in Cambridge.
12 VotesFix it! Voted!1304 Cambridge St Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Double parking tickets are cheaper than hydrant tickets, so every person who feels like stopping for a while at Inman just double-parks, blocking one side of the road. Of course, tickets don't get issued, so people feel free to do it all the time.
Ignoring the safety problems of the reduced visibility and trying to navigate around cars and avoid pedestrians crossing between cars and so on, it causes knock-on traffic problems for the rest of the city.
During the afternoon and evening, this really slows down traffic, except when a truck unloads across from a double-parked car. Then Beacon St stops when people block intersections, and Hampshire, and Prospect, and Broadway... And so on. I've been stuck in hour-long gridlock in that area.
Parking is, admittedly, at a premium at Inman square, but can we at least have some enforcement from the police who stop there or drive by, so that it might be a little bit more under control?
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4 VotesFix it! Voted!Concord Turnpike Arlington, MA 02474, USA
There are no lane markings as Route 2 approaches the intersection of Route 16 and Fresh Pond Parkway. It's not clear if the right-hand lane can travel left or if it can only travel right. Many motorists bear left, squeezing into the lane that heads toward Route 16, which doesn't seem to be designed for 2 lanes of traffic, but there are no markings, so it's not clear how it's intended. The same applies to the left-hand lane. It can possibly travel straight, while someone in the right-hand lane tries to travel left, which would cause a crash. But custom doesn't seem to allow that. See photo for illustration.
3 VotesFix it! Voted!Memorial Dr Cambridge, MA
There's a sign that points drivers either to the left (to boston / gov center via longfellow bridge) or right (to cambridge, etc. via mem drive/land boulevard); the problem is that this sign is not well located to help drivers make the decision in time. This often results in drivers idling at the 'center of the fork" and at times, backing up into oncoming traffic in order to get to the desired route. This sign needs to be moved up closer from where it currently sits and the letters need to made larger, easier to read.