I.Concerns/Issues - With Responses/Updates/Milestones

#Date Priority Code (See KEY below)COMMENTS, CONCERNS AND ISSUESAny Updates or Milestones?
Priority CodePriority CodePriority Code
Bike/Walking Paths | A wish list item: A long-time wish list item is for a curbcut at the spot in the park in the South End where Claremont Park bends right toward Columbus Ave. There is a steep curbstone at that spot, posing a barrier to people, whether biking or using a wheelchair, using a walker, riding a childr... | Reported?- Yes, this has been discussed at PMAC meetings.
Bike/Walking Paths | Ralph W. noticed, and David W. reported to 311 on an issue with the walk signal at Green and Amory. 311 reported this as fixed. Text of 311 report: "Walk signal issue: When Green St has the green light, the concurrent walk signal displays, and counts down to zero when Green`s light turns red.... | Reported?- Yes, reported via 311 and 311 reported as fixed.

4/1/2021 3:36:50 PM | Bike/walking path road crossings | Bike/Walking Paths | 311 reported as fixed; David W. confirmed that it seems to be working as expected.

Priority CodePriority CodePriority Code
Bike/Walking Path | Behind Mass. Ave. station there is a speed-bump-like bump in the path that is very hard for wheelchair users, bicyclists or others to cross. There has been some work done on this spot but it still needs more work.... | Reported?- Yes via PMAC.
?Pandemic related?
Bike/Walking Path | Several walking paths were barely usable in the Fall because of unraked leaves. They`re not wide enough for more than one person in non-COVID times but now there cannot be any obstructions/narrowing of paths in order for safe walking.... | Reported?- 311
Priority CodePriority CodePriority Code
Bike/Walking Path | The walking paths are too close to traffic in a few areas where cars, trucks, and buses pass walkers/runners only a few feet away from the path. Specifically, the section from Roxbury to Jackson is the worst offender because of the high speeds of traffic.... | Reported?- No

1/25/2021 12:21:51 PM | | | PMAC would like to address this in the mid-term via path stencils and striping and in the longer term via possible path re-design. See our survey results and recommendations on the SWCPC website bicycling page.

Priority CodePriority CodePriority Code
Bike/Walking Path | Vehicles fail to yield to cyclists and pedestrians at several crossings throughout the Corridor from Forest Hills to Ruggles, especially the uncontrolled ones. Suggest better signage and enforcement to improve safety.... | Reported?- No

1/25/2021 12:21:51 PM | | | See our PMAC recommendations to BTD on the SWCPC website bicycling page.

Priority CodePriority CodePriority Code
Bike/Walking Path | the bike/ped. path system needs better markings to provide visual cues to users and promote safety awareness.... | Reported?- Yes, via PMAC meetings and discussions with DCR.
Priority CodePriority CodePriority Code
Bike/Walking Path | Granite strips near each intersection to be removed.... | Reported?- Yes, agreement via PMAC/DCR

II.General Updates and Milestones

#Date Most Recent Updates and Milestones
15/12/2021PMAC/Subcommittee Updates | On May 12th, David Wean sent a letter to DCR on behalf of PMAC, expressing our feedback on proposed changes to e-bike policy. The letter is posted in the "documents" archives.... |

KEY: Priority codes are based on three criteria:

IMPACT: Does this issue affect park safety and/or usability of park features? 3 is highest priority.
DOMAIN: Is this issue within the domain of park staff, park volunteers and/or public safety partners? 3 represents issues that are defintely in the domain of park staff, volunteers or public safety partners, while 1 or 2 represents issues that are multi-faceted, requiring a citywide or statewide solution or other solutions not within our control.
PLAN: Is there an agreed-upon approach or an agreed-upon plan to address this issue? 3 represents issues that have a clear, agreed-upon plan or approach, including projects that have been agreed on or that are routine maintenance.