Somerville, Mass., Dept. of Public Works

Open Issues: 15 Closed Issues: 712 Acknowledged Issues: 89

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  • 29 Bow Street Somerville, Massachusetts - Somerville

    I watched yet another cyclist get hit by a car at the Bow & Summer intersection. Fortunately he fell clear of the car's wheels, but it could have been very very bad. This intersection needs to be fixed ASAP, before someone gets seriously injured.

    The issue is this:
    Cars who are traveling northwest on Bow and taking the right fork onto Summer St do NOT realize that they are making a right turn, and need to yield to bike traffic "continuing" to the left on Bow.

    In the situation yesterday, the car half-passed the biker from behind, and then right-hooked him as the biker tried to continue in his lane to the left.

    The design of this intersection is so obviously terrible — please please fix it before someone ends up in the hospital...

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  • (pothole) Archived
    253 Beacon St Somerville, MA 02143 - Somerville

    horribly unsafe stretch or road with potholes, buckling & overall wretched pavement- be safe!

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  • (pothole) Archived
    255 Beacon St Somerville, MA 02143 - Somerville

    this whole drag is completely uneven and full of holes

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  • Somerville Ave Somerville, MA - Somerville

    Somerville Ave. in Union Square, especially the right lane in the area of the Stone Ave. bus stop, is in terrible shape. Riding a bicycle over this tarmac is like skiing straight down a hill of moguls. Not fun. I hope this gets fixed before my teeth are rattled from their sockets one day.

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  • Sidewalk Cyclists Acknowledged
    Union Square Somerville, MA - Somerville

    Sidewalk cyclists are rampant in Union Square, in violation of the local ordinance prohibiting such activity, putting pedestrians (especially seniors and the disabled) at risk.

    Why aren't these violations of public safety addressed and enforced?

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  • 81 Willow Ave Somerville, MA - Somerville

    traffic has completely worn away the bike lane on Willow Ave, just before Highland Ave intersection. This makes cycling very dangerous due to crowding by drivers illegally bisecting the end of this street, leaving no room for cyclists to enter the northern half of Willow Ave.

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  • (pothole) Archived
    153 Beacon St Somerville, MA 02143 - Somerville

    This strip of street is like one giant pot hole... all the way up to Museum St.

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  • 54-56 Beacon Street Somerville, MA 02143, USA - Somerville

    I've reported this specific issue several times. 54 beacon never shovels. The sidewalk is very dangerous and makes walking difficult. Please do something about this! I've called the mayors office as well. The building is rented and the landlord is not taking care of the property as required. As a result pedestrians are in danger.

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  • 124 Powder House Blvd Somerville, MA 02144 - Somerville

    This intersection needs a light. Navigating the traffic here is difficult at best, and during rush hour, people don't know what to do with themselves. Traffic down Powder House has a blinking yellow, while traffic down Packard has a blinking red light. This creates a situation where Powderhouse traffic almost never stops, and Packard traffic has to wait for an extended period of time.

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  • Medford At Somerville Ave Extension Somerville, MA - Somerville

    There is no address on somerville ave ext, it is a connector underpass.

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  • The intersection and on-ramp on Washington Street, under the McGrath Highway near Union Square, is one of the most embarrassing, damaging, under-maintained main roads I've ever encountered, even by the local standards. The street is covered with horrible potholes that I'm sure contribute to thousands of dollars in tie-rod, tire, axle and other repairs for local motorists, not to mention local emergency officials. The city ought to repair this asap despite, or especially because of, the current economy.

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  • 5-99 Chestnut Street Somerville, MA 02143, USA - Somerville

    Tree on sidewalk removed. Please replace if possible

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