Cambridge Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department

Open Issues: 20 Closed Issues: 13 Acknowledged Issues: 0

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  • 306 Webster Ave Cambridge, MA 02141 - Wellington-Harrington

    Webster Avenue is a heavily trafficked road and has always been very frightening to bike down -- with two-way traffic including the 85 and CT2 bus lines, parallel parking on both sides, and heavy industrial use of the area, you often get cars, buses, bike, and trucks stacking up behind each other because there isn't enough room for everything to get through in both directions at the same time. There shouldn't be parallel parking on both sides of this street, or the street should be one way. Both Cambridge and Somerville should take a look at it.

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  • 1304 Cambridge St Cambridge, MA 02139, USA - Wellington-Harrington

    Double parking tickets are cheaper than hydrant tickets, so every person who feels like stopping for a while at Inman just double-parks, blocking one side of the road. Of course, tickets don't get issued, so people feel free to do it all the time.

    Ignoring the safety problems of the reduced visibility and trying to navigate around cars and avoid pedestrians crossing between cars and so on, it causes knock-on traffic problems for the rest of the city.

    During the afternoon and evening, this really slows down traffic, except when a truck unloads across from a double-parked car. Then Beacon St stops when people block intersections, and Hampshire, and Prospect, and Broadway... And so on. I've been stuck in hour-long gridlock in that area.

    Parking is, admittedly, at a premium at Inman square, but can we at least have some enforcement from the police who stop there or drive by, so that it might be a little bit more under control?

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  • Alewife Station Access Road Cambridge, MA 02140, USA - North Cambridge

    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?

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  • 980 Memorial Dr Cambridge, MA - West Cambridge

    Heading westbound on Memorial Drive in Cambridge and all of a sudden there are cars parked in the right lane. There are no signs to warn you about this and I see people _all_the_time_ swerving in the left lane at the last second. I am frankly surprised that I haven't seen more accidents there. Either put a sign up to warn the drivers in the right lane, or prohibit parking on that stretch of road.

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  • 1501 Cambridge St Cambridge, MA 02139, USA - Mid-Cambridge

    Cars and delivery vehicles pose a perpetual danger to cyclists and motorists by using the bike lane as a temporary parking space. Not only do bicyclists have to merge into traffic, but vehicles often have to cross the stripe into oncoming traffic to go around the violating vehicle. Hazard lights shouldn't get you out of breaking the law and endangering your neighbors.

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  • 801 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141, USA - Wellington-Harrington

    Cars are parking in the bike lane because there is snow along the curb. Remove the snow, ticket/tow the cars, or make it legal to park in the bike lane.

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  • 108 Broadway Mid Cambridge, MA - East Cambridge

    The stretch of Broadway between Galileo Galilei and 3rd St is a hot spot for cars and taxis parking in the bike lane. Taxis wait in the bike lane when the taxi stand is full, and cars wait to pick up/drop off at the hotels. More enforcement is needed.

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  • 229-249 Huron Avenue Cambridge, MA - West Cambridge

    Giant snow banks here force cars to park obstructing the bike lane. Please ticket violations and clear the snow.

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  • Oak St Somerville, MA 02143, USA - Wellington-Harrington

    OAK ST/INMAN SQ---Where does Cambridge resident parking end & Somerville resident parking begin on this street??? Signs indicate resident parking but not which town i.e. City of Somerville or City of Cambridge.

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    North Point Boulevard Cambridge, Massachusetts - East Cambridge

    Drag racing sports cars and motorcycles on North Bank Boulevard and nearby MBTA Green Line parking lot. Especially bad at night. Traffic calming needed along this long stretch of straight road, which invites speeders.

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  • Porter Square Shopping Center 49 White Street, Cambridge, MA 02140, USA - North Cambridge

    A few minutes ago I saw a guy carry another person (who seemed unconscious) over his shoulder through the shares parking lot and put them in his car before driving off. The windows of his car were tinted. I took down the license plate number as he passed. It was 1KH 172 with MA plates.

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  • 33-39 Roseland St Cambridge, MA 02140, USA - Aggasiz-Harvard

    Roseland St switches from two way to one way just after the entrance to the Lesley University parking lot. There used to be two "Do not enter" signs clearly marking this transition. One of those signs is now gone and the other is not very visible. As a result, we have seen many people drive the wrong way down the one-way section of Roseland St. This is quite concerning, as we live on that part of Roseland with a young child. Can you replace those signs or do something to make the transition to the one way segment clearer?

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