Traffic Engineer for the City of Cambridge
150 Cambridge Park Drive Cambridge, Massachusetts - North CambridgeI would like to submit a complaint about the daily traffic jam on Cambridge Park Drive. One road does not suffice for the employees & (now) residents that use this road during open & close business hours. Is there a plan to alleviate the congestion?
150 Cambridgepark Drive Cambridge, Massachusetts - North CambridgeWe have seen an increase in cars driving on the wrong side of the road on CambridgePark Drive. A pedestrian was hit about a month ago and this activity seems to be increasing. I'm not sure if there is a way the city can put a slow-down signs at the crosswalks? Light them up more? Someone may get seriously hurt.
Albany Street And Pacific Street Intersection Cambridge, MA - CambridgeportThis 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.
306 Webster Ave Cambridge, MA 02141 - Wellington-HarringtonWebster 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.
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?
Third Street Cambridge, Massachusetts - MitThis intersection was recently redesigned and a northbound bike lane was included to cross Broadway via 3rd. But there is absolutely no v
isible traffic signal for bicyclists to cross Broadway on Third. It's absolutely dangerous and an unbelievable oversight...
1825-1837 Cambridge Street Cambridge, Massachusetts - Mid-CambridgeThe bike lane markings are completely worn away in this underpass and some drivers heading toward Broadway drive all the way to the right, as though there are three car lanes. Also, this underpass can be very dangerous for cyclists trying to merge left for Cambridge Street because the motorists drive quite fast. It would improve safety if along with remarking the bike lane, some kind of sign asking drivers to be cautious for bicycles who want to merge left could be added. Thanks in advance!
312 Broadway Cambridge, MA 02139, USA - The PortYou 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
Intersection Of Green And Hancock Cambridge, Massachusetts - RiversideDriving down Hancock and making the crossing across Green street is often difficult. The streets are narrow and the parking tight which makes the visibility at the crossing blind, particularly if a large vehicle is parked. So when it's at its worst you have to just eek your way into the intersection and hope a car is not coming down Green which itself has no stop sign. This is one spot I've often wished there were a stop sign on Green. There's already a sign post for do not enter signs, so adding stop signs on the opposite sides of the same posts seems straight forward.
140-148 Broadway Cambridge, MA 02139, USA - The PortDaily, 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.
River St Cambridge, MA - Cambridgeport
Drivers are continually swerving into the wrong lanes at this intersection because the lane markings are unclear.
Left lane: Some seem to believe this is a left-turn only lane.
Middle lane: Some do not bump right when cross Memorial Drive and instead veer into the left lane, possibly because of the "left lane" comment above. Other times, people turn left from the middle lane, cutting off people in the left lane who are continuing straight.
Right lane: Designated as a right turn only lane, but this is not clear as many drivers continue straight when in this lane.
There are no signs to help drivers understand which lanes have which rules, nor are there any signs indicating that the road they are approaching is Memorial Drive. This is a junction that many out-of-towners first approach when coming off the Mass Pike and it must be incredibly confusing for them.
The lane markings can be improved and start further back, perhaps toward the middle of the bridge.
Some signs need to be added, again perhaps need the middle or even beginning of the bridge, which will be helpful during times of busy traffic.