shepardsalzer@mac.com

Rank: City Fixer Civic Points: 4,100
  • Traffic Signal Acknowledged
    1663 Massachusetts 28 Boston, Massachusetts - Mattapan
    Crossing west to east on the north side of the intersection the button in the median does not appear to cause the ped signal to finish crossing Blue Hill Ave. This is a complex intersection with lots of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Please fix it. Not sure in either case if it’s the button or the ped signal itself.
  • Traffic Signal Acknowledged
    522 River St. Boston, Massachusetts - Mattapan

    Crossing west to east on the north side of the intersection the button in the median does not appear to cause the ped signal to continue crossing to go to walk. Same for the one in the median to finish crossing Blue HIll Ave. Those are both complex intersections with lots of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Please fix them and have them work every cycle. Not sure in either case if it’s the button or the ped signal itself. Many pedestrians in the area appear to expect the buttons or signals not to work and often cross without bothering to try to use them. I witnessed two elderly individuals almost get hit recently. One is able to depress both buttons. Thank you.

    also asked...
    Q. Type of Signal
    A. Pedestrian Signal
    Q. Type of Problem
    A. Pedestrian Signal Not Working

  • Cummins Highway Boston, Massachusetts - Hyde Park
    Crossing west to east on the north side of the intersection the button in the median does not appear to cause the ped signal to continue crossing to go to walk. Same for the one in the median to finish crossing Blue HIll Ave. Those are both complex intersections with lots of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Please fix them and have them work every cycle. Not sure in either case if it’s the button or the ped signal itself. Many pedestrians in the area appear to expect the buttons or signals not to work and often cross without bothering to try to use them. I witnessed two elderly individuals almost get hit recently. One is able to depress both buttons. Thank you.
  • 1875 Dorchester Ave. Boston, MA - South Dorchester
    Standing right by it with minimal traffic I can barely hear it. This is needed for blind pedestrians to safely cross the street to Ashmont Station.
  • Hano Street Boston, Massachusetts - Allston-Brighton
    Most drivers ignore the HAWK signal by the fire station and bus stops.
  • 162 Otis Cambridge, MA - East Cambridge
    It appears someone has deliberately tried to kill a mature street tree in front of 162 Otis by cutting through the bark all the way around the tree about 3-4 feet up.
  • 389 Fenno Street Revere, Massachusetts - Revere
    Post to City, (which is apparently not an option?) Tree down blocking sidewalk, approximate location.
  • 1101 Beacon St. Newton, Massachusetts - Newton
    Three second pedestrian signal is way to short to cross two slip lanes and two regular lanes. Please lengthen the ped signal. The 59 bus has stops here and passengers need to safely get to businesses in this area.
  • Other Acknowledged
    245 Massachusetts 99 Boston, Massachusetts - Charlestown
    Missing handrail on Ped flyover to stairs and ramp. brackets for the railing appear to have been damaged.
  • Mcgrath Highway At Rufo Road Somerville, Massachusetts - East Cambridge
    How did the MBTA bus passenger get to the other side of the road? She didn't, because the pedestrian signal to cross McGrath from the SW to the NE wasn't working...please pass this on to whichever agency is in charge of this one.
  • 185 Third St. Cambridge, Massachusetts - East Cambridge
    Stump removal and tree replacement here, please.
  • 116 Washington Avenue Everett, Massachusetts - Everett
    Ped signal to cross Washington from NW corner of Elm & Washington to NE corner of Washington & Park Ave. not working.
  • 104 Otis St. Cambridge, Massachusetts - East Cambridge
    Trash and recycling were picked up. Yard waste was not.
  • Central Ave. & School St. Revere, MA - Revere
    This is an issue for crossing School St. at Central Ave and for crossing Central Ave from School St. to whatever the one across from it is called. This is near a bus route and near Revere High School. Please adjust so that either the button works for the next cycle or the ped signal is available each cycle if this a preset one.
  • Broadway Revere, Massachusetts - Revere
    Crossing Cushman at Broadway the ped signal doesn’t appear to work in either direction or it’s angled in such a way that it can’t be seen from the sidewalk across Cushman. This is near bus stops and near Revere High School. Lack of a working ped signal encourages pedestrians to cross whenever they feel like it and increases risk for all. The one crossing Broadway there took 3-5 cycles before it will work.
  • Pleasant & Bartlett Winthrop, MA - Winthrop

    Please coordinate with the MBTA to install bus stop signs for the 713 stops in both directions near Pleasant & Bartlett. Old-timer locals may know where all the bus stops are or at least the ones they use but anyone new to the area, visiting in the area, or new to using the buses could benefit from the existence of bus stop signs so they know where to wait...

    (It doesn’t make sense to require a category when there’s only one available and it doesn’t make sense in relation to the issue).

  • 54 Third Street Cambridge, Massachusetts - East Cambridge
    Yesterday the sign was laying face down on a utility box on the southwest corner. I didn't walk up that side today so didn't notice.
  • 1 Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts - Cambridgeport
    None of the dropdown choices really fit the situation.
    When crossing from the south corner to the west corner the APS says, "Massachusetts Avenue, walk sign is on to cross Massachusetts Avenue" when the walk sign is actually on to cross River/Western. This may be because the engineers couldn't figure out which to call it. This could be extremely dangerous for the blind, who the APS is there to help.
  • 65 Sciarappa Cambridge, MA - East Cambridge
    Vehicle parked in the crosswalk, blocking the curb cut. This is next to CHA apartments for seniors and persons with disabilities. SW corner of the intersection.
  • 225 Cambridge St. Cambridge, MA - East Cambridge
    Construction crew on the former bank on the northeast corner to turn it into a CVS have connected to the fire hydrant but the connection is not tight so water is running down the street. The storm drains along the way are blocked or clogged so it goes down to the storm drain in front of the fire station, the whole length of the block. This is not just a trickle so wasting lots of water.