Graduate Student Counil, MIT

Open Issues: 37 Closed Issues: 146 Acknowledged Issues: 4

The Housing and Community Affairs (HCA) Committee of the Graduate Student Council at MIT is charged with advocating for student community affairs around the institute. We focus on all student life issues, including housing and rents, stipends, health services and insurance, transportation, safety, athletics, and related matters.

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  • Albany Street And Pacific Street Intersection Cambridge, MA - Cambridgeport

    This intersection has a raised brick "crosswalk" but no painted white stripe lines. The result is that cars driving down Albany rarely yield for pedestrians in an area with a large student population.

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  • 305 Brookline St Cambridge, MA 02139 - Cambridgeport

    the entire road is third world

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  • 25 Prospect St Cambridge, Massachusetts - The Port

    new lane markings were painted for a new traffic pattern but the old ones are still visible, especially at night and in bad weather, making it unclear what side of the road you're supposed to be on

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  • 51 Central Sq Cambridge, MA - Cambridgeport

    A new traffic pattern was instituted here recently. On River St at Mass Ave, the right-hand lane is now a right turn only lane. There is a lane marking, but I don't believe there are any signs. Regardless, many drivers enter the right lane and then proceed straight through the intersection. It's not clear that there is a right turn only lane here and the signage needs improvement.

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  • 194 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139, USA - Cambridgeport

    Ever since Mass Ave was repaved, there has been a perpetual puddle in the bike lane, where it angles over to the curb because Mass Ave south widens to two lanes. The slope of the pavement causes water to pool, and the puddle is bigger than the entire width of the bike lane.

    It lasts several days after it rains, long after the rest of the road is dry.

    Please re-grade this area or install a drain.

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  • (pothole) Archived
    6 Windsor St Cambridge, MA 02139 - The Port

    Huge pothole that has been there for a couple of years and it is just getting bigger. It fills with water and turns to ice in the winter. So dangerous when people are just turning onto that street!

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  • Icy or Snowy Street Acknowledged
    179 Sidney St Cambridge, MA 02139, USA - Cambridgeport

    Bike lane needs to be plowed here. In general in Cambridge, snow removal should plow bike lanes and car lanes equally, but they don't. Please remedy generally.

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  • Bike Rack Request Acknowledged
    355 Main Street Cambridge, Massachusetts - Mit

    There are currently no bike racks on the Clover side of the street between Ames St and Kendall station.

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  • Central Square Cambridge, MA - The Port

    Short pole for locking bikes is coming out of the pavement. Is easy to pick up bike and pole and walk away with both together.

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  • Harvard Brg Cambridge, MA - Mit

    There are two long parallel strips of pavement in the Cambridge-bound bike lane of the Harvard Bridge that form a rise of 6 inches or so near the end of the bridge. The result is that there is only a thin strip of pavement on which one can ride in the bike lane safely. The alternative is to ride in the car lane on this part of the bridge which is not always safe. The pavement needs to be leveled here.

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  • Memorial Dr Cambridge, MA - Mit

    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.

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  • (pothole) Archived
    4 Cambridge Center Cambridge, MA 02142 - Mit

    Big pothole with concrete block inside. Next to manhole cover

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