Smashup shuts Washington Street south of Forest Hills

Bad crash on Washington Street in Roslindale

Wes found his way up Washington Street blocked by a two-car crash near the new Harvest.

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it's the street parking out in front of harvest

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the creation of those 3-4 spots plus that weird jog have been an accident waiting to happen. city should have said no to the on-street parking there - just kept it all on the simpli side - there's an active curb cut hidden behind parked cars, and people fly down that hill...

I'm pretty sure this has been complained about by many people - maybe ONS will note it when they walk by later this year.

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ONS

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How many times do they need to get told something before anything happens?

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Really terrible line paintings...

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Well that one is close to home...

The line painting next to the co-op makes no sense. There are several street parking spaces (pictured ahead on the left coming down the hill) that "bumps out" the road lines for 50ish feet.

It effectively encourages cars coming downhill to cut corners by using the bike lane (which gets bumped out as well). Those who stay within the lines of the road end up "swerving" towards oncoming traffic. This is combined with the bumped out street parking makes for a pretty miserable intersection for just about everyone there (cars, bikes, pedestrians).

It would be interesting to find out what led up to this dreadful street design.

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the bumpout

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....was because the asshole property owner pulled strings with the Menino administration to get on-street parking despite there being TWO large lots on either end of the building. Remember, kids, this was "transit oriented development."

The city dutifully ground down the old lines, painted in some parking spaces, and bumped the bike lane out. And now, among other things, sight lines to the left for people coming out of the parking lot are blocked by the parked cars.

"The car is no longer king" indeed.

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Groan

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Oh dear God. From Ukraine Way to Roslindale Sq. is a hideous stretch of road on a good day.

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But wait... there's more

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Wait till they start tearing down the overpass. You think the gridlock is bad now? Tick Tock... Forget taking public transit. The bus will never get there.

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20 minute walk

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Of course, I only do it once a day. When it becomes quicker to do it in the morning, we are all screwed.

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