Comm. Ave. speeder takes out traffic-control box, wakes up half the neighborhood

DPW workers righting the downed box. Photo by Robinite.DPW workers getting ready to right the downed box. Photo by Robinite.

Around 4:30 a.m., That Red Hair Girl tweeted:

Was anyone else in Allston just violently awoken by what sounded like the scariest crash of all time on Comm Ave. near Griggs?

Mozendo reports:

Saw a car crash moments ago in Allston. Not sure if the guy was speeding or his brake wouldn't work. I saw the whole thing. I'm surprised he didn't get hurt. He was speeding down Allston (from BC) and swerved front of the Long Ave T stop where he crashed.

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This isn't the best way to do

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This isn't the best way to do it, but all of the traffic control boxes on that stretch of Comm Ave deserve to be scrapped and replaced with a system that isn't brain-dead.

Maybe, you know, they could give some signal priority to the trolley line that carries 50,000 people a day, which currently takes 45 minutes to go 4 miles because nobody cares about speeding it up.

HOW DARE YOU SUGGEST CHANGES

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HOW DARE YOU SUGGEST CHANGES WHICH WOULD RUIN OUR CARD GAMES! IT'S A TRADITION! DOESN'T BOSTON LOVE TRADITIONS?!

Yeah

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if they synced up all the lights to give priority to the trolley, the B line might run in the same time it used to, before "front-door-exit-only!"

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And if the T ran the same number of trains

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on the B line that they did before the "front door exit only" days, if would run just as fast without the need for signal priority. Eliminating the "artifical holds" at Kenmore and Park Street would also help.

Imagine if they improved the

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Imagine if they improved the traffic lights *and* the fare collection system. You could get from BC to Kenmore in like 15 minutes!

Wow I thought I was imagining

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Wow I thought I was imagining things this morning when I heard this from a few blocks away. Glad to hear no one was hurt!

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