I just figured out how to report potholes and other problems to the city yesterday. I got one pothole fixed. It was taken care of within 4 hours of when I reported it. I also reported overgrown brush, road debris, and two other potholes along my route. Now if I can just figure out how to get them to fix the huge mess of pavement where they apparently patched about 3 times on top of one another. This particular road is really in need of re-paving.
What I did, didn't specifically have to do with cycling even though it could have, if other cyclists' had been involved.
I was on a short ride today. On my way back home, I noticed a county police officer with their squad car across the road, at a bridge I wanted to cross. https://www.google.com/maps/preview#...7.180404&fid=5 While I waited, several motorists' came zooming around Central Avenue in order to make the green light(had it been green) at the bridge. I helped direct traffic. One motorist coming up Deer Park, had the moronic audacity to try going around the officer. The officer immediately blocked the motorist with his squad car. Up to that point, I had just been waiting. After that happened, I started telling(not verbally, with my forefinger) motorists' to turn around. So the officer didn't really have to do anything other than block the road. I directed the traffic. The officer was very appreciative, once he had been given the 'ok' to leave.
The reason he was blocking the road, was because there was a bad accident involving two vehicles on the other side of the bridge, that required the rescue squad. So the bridge was blocked on both sides.