957 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
There is a large pothole at the corner of Bay St and Mass Ave. Anyone walking from Central Square to Harvard on the left side of the road will walk by (or into) it.
I fell into this pothole 3 weeks ago and sprained my ankle. I am still unable to walk without exacerbating the problem and causing pain and swelling, and I need to take time off from work to go see a doctor about it, so I am pretty annoyed.
This needs to be fixed before more people get hurt. I'm sure that I am not the first person to twist their ankle in this hole. It is in the walking path, and in a busy area with a bus station. Between cars, bicyclists, other pedestrians, and people milling around the bus station, there are other things to watch out for without the pothole.
This pothole is not new. It shows up on Google's street view which was last updated in September 2013 as a patch job with a pothole growing beyond it. (see attached pic from Sept2013 Google street view). The pothole has since grown, and is much much larger, and the patch job has come up.
1664 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA
Traffic heading on the northbound side is given a green arrow to turn left on Shepard St. The sequencing to then allow cars to continue southbound should be more spaced with that arrow turning red because cars turning left always get caught in front drivers creating very dangerous situations
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.
1335 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02138
Cambridge should allow intercity buses to stop in Harvard Square and other parts of the city.
Several bus companies have tried to start service, but have been shut down by the Cambridge License Commission.
The city should support privately-funded mass transit, instead of banning it.
North Bank Park Cambridge, MA
The North Bank bicycle and pedestrian bridge is not being cleared by the Department of Conservation and Recreation after winter snow storms. I believe the DCR considers the bridge a recreational amenity rather than an important commuter route. This is simply not the case.
I want to report that many people, including myself, use the bridge as a commuter link between Cambridge and Charlestown. It is a much better bicycle link than the adjacent Gilmore Bridge (whose sidewalk is also not being properly cleared and de-iced... see SCF report on this bridge as well).
I don't understand why the DCR thinks the bike/ped bridge is unworthy of its resources. In fact, it's one of the most important "parks" in the Boston area, since potentially hundreds of commuters rely on it daily. I am one of dozens upon dozens, if not hundreds, of Ph.D.s who work at a huge Mass General research campus in Charlestown and live in Cambridge. I'd like to think that our commute is worth of a modest public expenditure to clear the bridge. If anything, the DCR should be going out of its way to encourage bicycle commutation, even in the winter, as an alternative to driving.
Why invest millions of public dollars in a healthy commuter link and then let it sit unused for several months each year rather than spend a modest amount clearing it of snow? That is a very poor use of public resources.
560 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Unnecessary quantities of salt dumped on Cambridge streets this week. Never seen anything like it. Over-salting creates a hostile environment for walking and biking. Salt in nose, mouth, eyes. Really unnecessary. Also pets, trees and cars suffer. Can we moderate this a bit?