Graduate Student Counil, MIT

Open Issues: 54 Closed Issues: 450 Acknowledged Issues: 33
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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    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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    77 Ames St Cambridge, MA 02142, USA - Mit
    Car illegally blocking bike lane
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    312 Broadway Cambridge, MA 02139, USA - The Port
    You need to re-engineer how the bikes come across prospect at Broadway and Prospect Street, right now the pinch keeps pinging bikes into the rear of the parked cars, putting in a bike lane giving a delayed signal, putting the bikes in the center as opposed to off to the side make much more sense
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    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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  • 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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  • 2 Reardon St Cambridge, Massachusetts - Cambridgeport
    A parked train is blocking the pedestrian crossing between Fort Washington Park and MIT campus. People are walking around in front of it and climbing over it. The railroad crossing signal is not flashing. Unsafe!
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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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  • 353-399 Pearl St Cambridge, MA 02139, USA - Cambridgeport
    Traffic has been backed up on Pearl and Granite since 4pm.
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  • 59 Magazine St Cambridge, MA 02139, USA - Cambridgeport
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  • 317-325 Main Street Cambridge, Massachusetts - Mit

    Hello,
    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
    rgmark@mit.edu

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