2067-2081 Massachusetts 2a Cambridge, MA 02140, USA
For years the business owners and building management from the historic Henderson Carriage Building have sought repair/replacement of the sidewalk from the City of Cambridge. Now, because of complaints from neighbors that they had to now walk / trip on the deteriorating sections, because Elephant Walk restaurant introduced sidewalk seating, DPW came out in the Fall and put down a temporary patch. We were told that in the Spring they were going to give us an entire new sidewalk from Hadley Street to Russell Street. Well, that seems to have changed. DPW and the City of Cambridge have schemed to avoid this repair and now wants Elephant Walk restaurant to move their seating from the side of the building to the edge of the street. This new seating arrangement will now be situated over the most damaged part of the sidewalk.
We are now told that the temporary fix is the permanent fix.
I feel bad for Elephant Walk for they went through all the necessary protocol and permitting to have a space that was comfortable for their patrons. Now, the often speeding traffic on that particular section of Massachusetts Avenue will bring an adrenalin filled experience while dining.
151 Elm Street Somerville, MA 02144, USA
Terrible conditions from 117 Elm all the way to Russell St. Also, 43-45 Grove is sheer ice. These are heavily trafficked streets by pedestrians. What is the city doing to enforce shoveling regulations?
Thanks! Thanked!Concord Turnpike Arlington, Massachusetts
When you drive on highway 2 east-bound it branches out just as you arrive to highway 3. The left branch which ultimate turns left in route 3 north-bound has two lanes. The traffic on one of those two lanes often blocks the entire highway 2 so the cars that want to turn right to enter route 3 south-bound are stuck there.
Please reduce the left-turn branch from two lanes to a single lane. There is absolutely no good reason why there should be two lanes there because the left branch starts with a single lane, then becomes two lanes then become one lane again after the traffic light.
By converting the left branch into a single not only the right branch will no longer get blocked, but the left branch will also move more smoothly and becomes less dangerous since there would be less lane changes.
Alewife Brook Parkway Cambridge, MA 02140, USA
Traffic lines at the intersection of mass ave and alewife parkway are not painted. This causes confusion as to what lanes the cars crossing over to mass ave belong in.
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.
8 VotesFix it! Voted!Alewife Station Access Road Cambridge, MA 02140, USA
Northbound of two-way (T station side) before one-way to Rte 2/Rte 16:
Cars constantly use the bike lane here. I'm in the designated car lane every day and I see cars coming down this street or pulling out of the T station parking lot into the bike lane.
The traffic is always awful here, especially now that there is construction on the one-way section going to the highway. HOWEVER, that is no excuse for cars to use the bike lane. I don't know how this can be fixed, but I really don't want a cyclist getting clipped -- or worse -- at this spot! Maybe some anchored flexible traffic delineators would do the trick?
Rice St & Cedar Mid Cambridge, MA
There was some manhole work done at Rice St & Cedar St. They left a orange/white traffic cone after the work was finished. That cone needs to be removed since it is causing delays in commuting.