This watch area is set up by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia to report traffic accidents or instances of road rage and harassment.
Ridge Av & Calumet St Philadelphia, PA 19129, USA - East Falls
Ridge Ave - From Midvale Ave to School House Lane. This block is all tore up even before all the snow. Now it is 10x worse and with the entrance/exit of Rt 76 right there along with the Falls Bridge. This is one big accident ready to happen
Rittenhouse St And Wissahickon Ave Philadelphia, PA - Germantown
The entire area is covered in car parts following Sunday's accident. I'd like to believe this would get cleaned up by the city, but that type of thing doesn't happen in this area without some prodding.
Please remove the car parts from the northeast corner, the northwest corner, and the roadway.
Please repair the fire hydrant.
515 W Chelten Ave Philadelphia pa - Germantown
Hello I'm calling to report idling buses
Several bus lines at the Hathaway house at the corner of Chelten and WissahickonAve.
Several bus lines stop right there. this is an apartment complex and office building complex you are unable to see traffic coming towards you when you come out of the driveway. The bus drivers come there on the 18 line the 26 line and Sit there and talk to eachother , read the paper, and talk on the cellphones 4 long periods of time and almost cause many accidents.
Lincoln Drive And Rittenhouse Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA - East Falls
The traffic detour at ridge and lincoln is causing safety problems upstream at the intersection of Lincoln drive and Rittenhouse.
Drivers traveling on southbound lincoln drive south of wissahickon are making illegal left hand turns onto rittenhouse when they sense traffic is backing up. This is a hazard to motorists travelling northbound on lincoln drive. Expect head on collisions (saw a very close near miss today).
Please enforce traffic laws here.
598 W School House Ln Philadelphia, PA 19144, USA - Germantown
Driver passed me on Wissahickon Ave then waited at School House Lane until I caught up to him. The light at School House Lane was green for some time while the driver stopped and waited for me. When I passed him at the light, he then came up behind me and hit me from the rear damaging my bike.
1843 W.Juniata Street Philadelphia, PA - Tioga-Nicetown
It's been several years now since I was told that I was eligible to recieve a new heater from the city since my heater was broken. I was told on the day of installation that the fellow who was coming to install the heater was in a car accident. Now I am being told that I have to start the process all over again. Meanwhile, I am a senior citizen having to bump from pillar to post because I bearly have any heat at all. My heater leaks water and sometimes shuts down completely. I hate having to burden my children down with this. Can someone please help me.
4626 Newhall St Philadelphia, PA - Germantown
Over the past years, the 4600 block of Newhall St has become a dumping ground for stolen & abandoned vehicles. There is a burgundy Chevy Caprice Classic (94-95), all are tires flat sitting on the curb for 3 months in front of 4615 Newhall St. There is an abandoned residence (4626 Newhall St) and people have been dumping & abandoning there cars (3+ thus far) behind it. A beige Toyota Corolla was dumped in front of my elderly neighbors garage (4634 Newhall St), and has been blocking it for over 6 months now. Help is needed to remove these abadoned vehicles ASAP.
3692 Calumet St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - East Falls
There's two residents of Calumet St. who have taken parking way beyond inconsiderate and into a public nuisance. William Gadziala who lives at 3711 Calumet St (and also owns the junkyard adjacent lots) keeps 3 rusted, dilapidated vehicles parked in the street. He intentionally parks them just far enough apart so that another vehicle can't fit between them while still taking up the maximum amount of space in the street so no one can park near his house. These cars are nothing but junk placeholders and they haven't moved in years. He also keeps the entire 45' length of the empty lots marked off as no parking even though the lots are not used as a driveway. The color, make, model and licence plates of his vehicles are:
-Red, Dodge Dakota truck, YHL-2265
-Red, Chevrolet unknown car, FVZ-3728
-Black Chevrolet Celebrity Eurosport car, EGD-5643
Bob Hendry who lives at 3692 Calumet St. (house is in the name of Diane Steinberg) pulls a similar parking gimmick. Bob parks FIVE cars in the street, 3 of them are junk cars that are nothing more than placeholders. He parks all five cars in a single file line, and just like Bill across the street he strategically spaces them as far apart as possible without leaving enough room for another car to fit. But Bob does this to reserve himself a parking spot for the one car he actually drives. When he wants to park, he pulls the middle car all the way up so it creates a parking spot behind it. Think about that logic... He's willing to keep 3 junk cars in the street for the sole purpose of reserving himself a parking spot in front of his house... Again, these cars have not moved in years except for a few feet to create a parking spot. The color, make and model of his vehicles are:
-Blue Dodge Ram truck, YGL-7938
-Red Oldsmobile unknown, FWP-8444
-Gold Chrysler Town & Country van, FDJ-4562
-Blue Ford Escort station wagon, HFR-3236
-Blue Nissan Altima car, HLV-7312
Most of these vehicles that Bill and Bob own would never pass a legitimate state inspection, yet curiously they have new inspection stickers every year. More than likely they "make a deal" with a local garage to get current inspection stickers so they can renew their East Falls parking permits.
It's expected that parking will be difficult when you live in a city, but you don't expect to be intentionally sabotaged by your neighbors. These guys are very crafty and calculated. It is not an exaggeration when I say they take up at least 20 parking spots on Calumet St. Walk down and see for yourself if you're skeptical. Their parking nuisance is an absolute slap in the face to all of their Calumet St and East Falls neighbors and something needs to be done to get their junk vehicles off our street.