Cambridge Traffic Engineer

Open Issues: 89 Closed Issues: 492 Acknowledged Issues: 124
Watching issues created after: 2010-07-22

Traffic Engineer for the City of Cambridge

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  • 150 Cambridge Park Drive Cambridge, Massachusetts - North Cambridge
    I 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?
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  • 150 Cambridgepark Drive Cambridge, Massachusetts - North Cambridge
    We 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.
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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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  • 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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  • 45 Flagg St Cambridge, MA 02138, USA - Riverside
    Two of the four lights of the street hockey rink at Corporal Burns park are not functioning.
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  • 1825-1837 Cambridge Street Cambridge, Massachusetts - Mid-Cambridge
    The 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!
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  • 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.

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  • 312 Binney St Cambridge, MA - East Cambridge
    The new traffic light at the corner of
    Binney and Fulkerson seems to be
    operating on a simple timer cycle,
    with no sensing of whether anyone
    is waiting for the red. So, drivers
    traveling west on Binney with a green
    light often see the light turn red even when no one is waiting on Fulkerson etc. Please add pavement sensors!
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  • 175 Prospect St Cambridge, MA 02139, USA - The Port
    The potholes on Prospect street are so bad! It is the only north-south street that directly connects Inman Sq to Central Sq. It is appallingly bad. There are so many patches on the road that it is near impossible to bike down it. Also, the lack of a bike lane is ridiculous. Why don't they just have traffic going one way, each way, with bike lanes on the side, rather than a one way going south, and a two lane going north? It doesn't make sense. Repave and paint bike lanes, please.
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  • 104 River St. Cambridge, MA - Cambridgeport

    The right lane inbound to Central Square is littered with potholes and patches that cause a symphony of screaming suspensions from tracker-trailers, dump trucks, and flat beds. Pedestrians, bikers, and residents in this area have to brace themselves while speeding traffic shutters by.

    Calling Public Works and getting a "work order" multiple times apparently does nothing. Does anyone else hear me on this one?

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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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