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Andreae

there’s a great graphic in http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2013/01/america-walking-disaster/4409/ showing a car driver repeatedly pushing a button waiting for the pedestrian traffic to break–#WhatBostonNeeds

Charlie Denison
This is one of my biggest pet peeves! The reason why the signals are so confusing is because they vary depending on location, day of the week, and time of day. Most but not all of the pedestrian signals have buttons. Some are automatic all the time. Others are automatic during the weekdays between 7 am and 7 pm but require you to push the button at other times. Some signals actually require you to wait MORE than one full light cycle if you don’t press the button within a certain part of the cycle. And at many intersections, some… Read more »
Jean

Hmmm, try imagine standing in freakin’ cold winter -25 degrees C ….at least 500 km. northwest of Boston. That’s how it is in Calgary downtown and they have several 4-5 lane car roads..one-way to speed up cars..just for a few peak hrs.

Kevin Love

Downtown Boston should be car-free. The streets were never designed for cars.

If Boston were in Asia or Europe the downtown would be car-free. This is a profoundly disfunctional North American obsession that blights cities.

Opus the Poet

Kevin! you have been missed over at Yehuda Moon. Good to see that you’re still alive and cranky about cars…

Geoff

Great comic as always. Couldn’t you add an MaDOT label on the guys t-shirt that wants to dig under the intersection, or is that too obvious?

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