These traffic lights are disregarded by motorists at all hours of the day. MBTA Route 66 busses do not stop at this red light at all. The left arrow directing traffic on to Harvard Ave. is entirely useless, since people will turn left during any light circumstance. A police patrol is needed at this intersection at all times until a better solution can be found.
Every morning at about 9:10am, and possibly again throughout the day, a UPS Delivery Van parks in front of the Harvard Stadium Murr Center Gate and completely blocks the bike lane for an extended period of time. This is an EXTREMELY dangerous causeway, with large trucks routinely traveling at over 30mph. This area also has a high volume of cyclists throughout the day. The UPS driver has no reason to use this spot, as there is an access gate only 500 feet further southwest that would allow him access to the buildings on this compound. Negligence and laziness on the part of the UPS company and the Harvard Parking Authority could lead to severe consequences for some innocent commuters.
At the soldiers field rd off-ramp onto N Harvard St/JFK st, the traffic light placements are misleading. Each day during rush hour cars unfamiliar with the intersection are stopping in the middle of the bridge. Other lanes of traffic with a green light are circling around them, driving on the wrong side of the road and it is most dangerous for the frequent foot-traffic and blindspots coming from the other on/off ramps. If the light is intended to stop traffic in the middle of the bridge, then the timing of the other street lights are wrong because inevitably there are always cars sitting on the middle of the bridge while other rows of traffic are stuck trying to navigate around them. Please move the lights or re-time things to work properly. There is a large accident waiting to happen here.
Intersection Of Market Street And Washington Street In Brighton 02135 - Allston-Brighton
There should be a turn signal at the intersection of Market Street and Washington Street. Traffic is backed up on both streets with people waiting to turn. Plus, it's a safety hazard as people wait until after the light turns red to turn, or jumps the light and turns before the light turns green.
The sidewalk/bike path crosses Cambridge St. here, but there's no pedestrian crossing at all. No signal, and no good time to try and cross, so people have to guess and run for their lives. Joggers, walkers, bikers, families, students all have to make a mad dash and hope for the best.
This bridge is a late night hangout for the underage hipsters of Allston. The graffiti is rather charming, but the copious amounts of broken glass and bottle-ends is becoming a hazard for children and cyclists. This bridge either needs a debris sweep daily or more security overnight.
Update: I spoke to a gentleman at MassDot who actually achieved some headway - the bridge is currently clean! If the situation devolves again, please call 617-635-7507 and report it.