Driving

By - 5/25/17 - 3:05 pm

It's known to traffic reporters as "The Great Circle of Traffic", and it happens when the loop comprising I-93 from Woburn to Canton and I-95 (128) between Canton and Woburn displays solid red on the traffic maps for its full length.

Judging by the current map - see https://www.boston.com/boston-traffic - it may well happen before today's rush hour is over.

By - 5/24/17 - 9:43 am

WFXT reports on the growing problem along Day Boulevard in South Boston, which is supposed to be off limits to large trucks.

By - 5/23/17 - 6:13 pm

State Rep. Adrian Madaro (D-East Boston) is pissed off at the way his neighborhood's roads have become gridlocked after MassDOT removed the Sumner Tunnel toll plaza and modified the approaches to it a couple weeks ago.

In a letter to state Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack, he writes that rather than the "safer, smoother and more efficient commute" promised by MassDOT: Read more.

By - 5/23/17 - 3:14 pm
Badly parked car on Massachusetts Avenue in Boston

Drew Starr could only stare in amazement at this person's parking job on Mass. Ave. near the Christian Science Center today: Too far from the curb, in a handicap space and with "a crushed bike lane marker underneath."

By - 5/22/17 - 9:22 am

Jonathan Fertig and some friends went along Mass. Ave. overnight, planting these signs in the alleged buffers between the bike lanes and the rest of the road.

By - 5/21/17 - 10:18 am
Giant bees on I-93

Lisa spotted some busy bees on the Southeast Expressway this morning.

By - 5/21/17 - 9:26 am

State Police report arresting a Medford man on OUI charges after he allegedly rammed into a cruiser stopped on Storrow Drive, setting off a chain reaction that also damaged a second cruiser and sent a man to the hospital. Read more.

By - 5/20/17 - 10:50 am
Crashed machinery on I-93 in Canton

I-93 strewn with fresh wreckage.

State Police reported this morning:

Machine on trailer, hit overpass, I-93 SB at x.3 in #Canton. No injuries. Left lane open.

By - 5/17/17 - 3:44 pm
Storrowed truck in Arlington

Arlington Police report issuing a citation to the driver of this truck, who proved unable to figure out just how high his truck was today.

By - 5/17/17 - 3:41 pm

It's not even rush hour yet and already the parkways are a parking lot between Forest Hills and Faulkner Hospital due to issues related to the Washington Street re-do.

By - 5/17/17 - 9:27 am

In a few days, maybe people will have adjusted, but at least this morning, the re-alignment of traffic on Washington Street between Ukraine Way and New Washington Street caused headaches for motorists and people trying to get to the T station by bus. Read more.

By - 5/15/17 - 11:59 am
No turns, right lane must turn right

Paul Schlichtman wonders what he's supposed to do at the intersection of routes 16 and 38 in Medford.

By - 5/14/17 - 9:31 pm

State Police report a woman suffered serious injuries trying to get across Memorial Drive near Micro Center around 5:15 p.m.

State Police say the woman, whose identity they are still trying to ascertain, was hit in an westbound lane by a motorist driving a 2009 BMW M5. The road was shut in both directions for an investigation.

By - 5/13/17 - 9:08 pm
Egleston Square crash

Darlene photographed the aftermath of a crash shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Washington Street, just north of Columbus Avenue. At least two people were taken to local emergency rooms.

By - 5/12/17 - 5:55 pm

There's a one-way street in Allston where people are constantly driving the wrong way. I do mean constantly - my guess is upwards of 100 per hour. It's obvious why: this is one of the exits of the Everett St Stop and Shop, and it's hugely inconvenient to use the one proper exit on the other side of the plaza. The problem is that this one-way dumps into a three-way intersection where the other cars have stop signs. People barrel out of the Stop and Shop plaza and into this intersection all day long.

By - 5/12/17 - 9:41 am

Brookline Police report a motorist who'd just parked on the inbound side of Beacon Street yesterday opened his door into the bike lane - and a bicyclist in the lane was unable to stop in time and rode into it. The driver was cited for failure to use safety when opening a door. The bicyclist was not hurt.

By - 5/11/17 - 2:24 pm

Yes, this is that William Gibson. Wonder if he knows about the Quirk Works?

By - 5/11/17 - 2:16 pm
Bus stuck on Storrow Drive

Rick Schimpf paid his regards to the bus whose drive rather suddenly discovered was somewhat taller than 11 feet, shortly before 11 a.m. on Storrow Drive inbound by the BU exit.

By - 5/11/17 - 9:07 am
Crash on I-93 in Dorchester

Adam Salsman had a long time to observe the aftermath of the crash on I-93 south just past the Neponset Circle exit, which cut traffic down to one lane around 8:30 a.m. At one point, the state was predicting 43 minutes to go three miles.

By - 5/11/17 - 7:16 am

WBUR reports on what the city says it's doing about it.