Riding up or down One Wild Place (the zoo hill) there is a clogged drain

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gg
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It is on the bend at the top and the water is all over the road, which freezes and can be VERY dangerous for cyclists.  This drain is completely filled and stuffed.  I worry someone is going to get hurt.  Is there a number to call?  Can we get a few people to report it?  All it takes is one frozen day and a sheet of ice, a cyclist goes down and gets run over.  This could easily happen and we don’t want another statistic that can be prevented.

Thanks for any help.


Dave
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Certainly call or send online notice to 311, although a number of years ago I repeatedly sent notices to 311 about a water leak for a week without a reply.  It was fixed within a day after calling 911. Lately it seems 311 is more responsive though.
How hard would it be to unclog the drain?  When I was commuting regularly, I often cleaned drains along my route.


zzwergel
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One Wild Pl. can be bypassed using Baker St., Jancey St. and Hampton St. In reverse, Take Chislett St. to Greenwood St. than cut over to Jancey St. since Jancey St. and Chislett St. are one-way between Stanton Ave. and Greenwood St. You could also cary your bike up or down the Gallatin St. steps near the corner of Antietam St. and Witherspoon St.


gg
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Well, I can take other routes that are out of the way and not as pleasurable.  I like the bike lane on One Wild Place and riding down Highland is a common bike route, so cars are used to us.  To add to the routes if you have a mountain bike, you can also ride through the woods starting at the bottom of One Wild Place and you come out by the dog park, which I do occasionally.  Lots of routes for sure, but maybe if they fixed a clogged drain, it would be safer for all.

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