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Boston potholes: Which neighborhoods have the most

Careful driving in Fenway


Real estate search site RentHop analyzed Boston’s pothole requests from 2016 and early 2017 to divine where the street pocks are most prevalent.

Here are the key findings:

  • 1,015 unique potholes requests submitted in 2016 and 2017 (as of April 17, 2017)
  • Almost as many requests submitted in first four months of 2017 (471) as in all of 2016 (544)
  • The Fenway/Kenmore/Longwood area has the most pothole requests
  • Mission Hill has the highest density of pothole requests
  • The BOS:311 app appears to be effective in getting citizens to report potholes
  • Most (93.7 percent) of the requests for pothole maintenance are overdue

And here’s a rundown of potholes in aggregate and by density.

Finally, check out the chart below. It would appear that requests for pothole fixes have indeed spiked recently. Everyone emerging all at once from winter?