Melcher St & Summer St Boston, MA, 02210, USA
I know there was a pedestrian death at this intersection not long ago, which led to some changes in the light cycle. I'm disappointed that these changes were so REACTIVE and not PROACTIVE. It seems like no one has considered how bikes will get through this intersection, despite providing a protected bike path on one side. I've been commuting through this intersection daily for about 3 months, and I have NEVER had a right turning car yield to me when I'm trying to bike straight from the bridge onto the protected bike path. NEVER!!! I don't understand why the city has to wait for a death to make changes to an intersection which is so obviously flawed. This intersection has the same flaws as the end of the harvard bridge with right turns onto Beacon St which lead to the death of Anita Kurmann in 2015. This intesection should be modeled off of the intersection of Broadway and Galileo Galilei Way in Cambridge, where there is a light phase just for turning, and then a separate light phase for cars and bikes to go straight. At the very least, there should be a sign that tells turning cars to yield to cyclists. Right now, the sign only says to yield to pedestrians, so that's just what the cars do! Please don't wait until another cyclist dies to make a change here.