Welcome back to our weekly update that highlights some of the cases appearing on 311 in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. All 311 cases are public information and can be found at 311.boston.gov.
End Handicap Spaces in The North End?
“My overall complaint is that there are far too many unused handicap spots all over the north end. When I drive around to find parking after work I drive by an average of 6 unused handicap spots. The streets where I find this most often are on charter street, henchmen, snow hill, Salem, Fleet Street, Prince, Hanover and North Bennett. Commercial street also has a few that go unused as well, specifically on the side closest to Charlestown where half the street isn’t occupied by residents and the buildings on the other side, don’t have elevators. Often when you do see these spots filled it will be with a car that is from out of town, like in the picture I included. I don’t think it’s right to adhere to the needs of town guests prior to the neighborhood’s residents. There are more parking permits issued by the city than there are actual spots in the north end. Given all these unused spaces it is not fair to tax paying residents. Please look into all of the handicap spaces in the North End if possible.”
The original 311 post can be found here. This case was submitted and opened on November 21st, 2017. As of November 22nd, 2017, the case is still open.
Atlantic Avenue Lane Markings
“Cars are driving on the wrong side of the road due to inadequate lane markings following the new paving. The west bound lane from Joe’s to the Greenway is one lane however it is not clear as the street has not yet been lined. There is serious risk of a head on crash occurring until double yellow lines are laid down.”
The original 311 post can be found here. This case was submitted and opened on November 17th, 2017. As of November 22nd, 2017 the case is still open.
Comcast Truck Knowingly Parks in Resident Parking
“Xfinity truck in resident only section of north end. Driver advised that it is illegal to park there and said he didn’t care and would do it anyway. Registration #: L34892 (commercial plates).”
The original 311 post can be found here. This case was submitted and opened on November 16th, 2017. It was then closed later that same day with the following message: “Closed with status: Case Resolved. clear.”
Street Light Out on Commercial Street
“There is an ornamental LED street light out on Commercial Street. This light is directly across the street from the 7-11 at the corner of Hanover Street and Commercial Street.”
The original 311 post can be found here. This case was submitted and opened on November 15th, 2017. As of November 22nd, 2017 the case is still open.
Traffic Light on Hanover and Commercial Streets
The original 311 post can be found here. This case was submitted and opened on November 15th, 2017. It was then closed on November 16th, 2017 with the following message: “Closed with status: Case Noted. In order to run the intersection more efficiently loop detectors were installed on Hanover Street so if there are only 3 cars on the street the street will only get enough time for those 3 cars but it will extend if there are more cars.”
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