Graduate Student Counil, MIT

Open Issues: 31 Closed Issues: 393 Acknowledged Issues: 34
Watching issues created after: 2010-10-25

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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  • Other Open
    140-148 Broadway Cambridge, MA 02139, USA - The Port
    Daily, delivery trucks park in both the bicycle and motor vehicle lanes. This picture is from yesterday. Today at about 7:45 am there were 3 trucks lined up. This is extremely dangerous for cyclists and slows down motor vehicle traffic significantly.
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  • Other Closed
    77 Ames St Cambridge, MA 02142, USA - Mit
    Car illegally blocking bike lane
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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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  • (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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  • Rodent Sighting Acknowledged
    59 Magazine St Cambridge, MA 02139, USA - Cambridgeport
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  • 317-325 Main Street Cambridge, Massachusetts - Mit

    I write to express my concern that in the reconstruction of Kendall Square the pedestrian crossing traffic lights have been removed. This creates a significant hazard to vehicles and pedestrians, particularly at night when drivers are impaired by oncoming auto headlights. The crossing is heavily used since the T stop is there and foot traffic gets very heavy at times. I suggest that traffic lights similar to those at the Mass Ave entrance to MIT be re-installed in Kendall.

    Thanks for your attention.

    Prof. Roger Mark

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  • Other Acknowledged
    225 Windsor St Cambridge, MA 02139, USA - The Port
    Illegally parked truck, blocking the bike lane. This is the same truck in the same location at approximately the same time (8:00 a.m.) as yesterday - either CPD wasn't able to issue a citation yesterday or the company doesn't care. As with yesterday, today I called CPD at the time of the illegal parking.
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  • Other Closed
    496 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139, USA - Cambridgeport
    Thats 5 cars in a bike lane in half a block span including ubers and taxis
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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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