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Cab driver won't let traffic ban stop him from going down Memorial Drive

Andrea watched a Boston Cab driver hop onto the sidewalk to get around the Sunday ban on cars down Mem. Drive.

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Really? What the hell is this world coming to?

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Is that not the best Stereotypical White People Accent Imitation ever? Snort!

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I don't understand your comment... could you please clarify?

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Are we sure the driver wasn't in DCR leadership, claiming the road closure was a threat to public safety?

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/06/24/sunday-leisure-along-charle...

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But cab drivers are "professionals" and BPD's Hackney Division works hard to make sure unfit drivers and vehicles are held to account.

*snicker*

Odds of the medallion being pulled or the driver disciplined, slim to none.

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Yes, the odds of a Boston officer pulling over a cab in Cambridge are a tad low.

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Serious violations like this must be penalized by somehow beyond just a traffic violation.

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...probably not.

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Is Memorial Drive patrolled by State Police?

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Yes, Memorial Drive is MSP jurisdiction.

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I wonder if there are going to be any repercussions for this driver.

Any word from state police?

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I wonder if there are going to be any repercussions for this driver.

I don't.

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That having been said, there's something missing from the video. Where are the joggers, runners, cyclists, walkers that people would have us believe crowd Memorial Drive every Sunday? Not even one in the shot.

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I'm surprised it took this long for someone to blame the non-drivers.

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Oh those Massholes!

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of anyone else in the shot "blaming the non-drivers"?

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Maybe one of your smart friends can explain it to you.

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Maybe they're all off to the side of the shot, staying as far away from this maniac as possible

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Or maybe, just maybe, fifteen seconds of video taken of a small portion of Memorial Drive isn't really an accurate method of assessing usage.

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Apologies for not making the photo shoot.

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You should've run some red lights to make it on time!

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Where's the official boundary between Harvard faculty parking and the no-cars-allowed sidewalk? https://goo.gl/maps/uPfBjDHXS552

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And the curbing begins.

DUH!

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There's no definite edge to the ramps or their curbs. In fact, those areas wouldn't even be identifiable as ramps if it weren't for the tactile pads. The whole curb between the ramps is flush with the roadway.

And you can say "duh" all you want, but that doesn't clarify which sidewalks are for cars and which aren't, legally or in practice.

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Also illegal, but a daily occurrence.

Seeing a car on the sidewalk is only noteworthy because drivers and motorcyclists are so much more law abiding than bicyclists.

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When I first got a bike, I was afraid to ride on the road with cars/trucks and I looked up the rules for Boston and Cambridge and found that it's not illegal to ride a bike on the sidewalk. Although, there are some retail zones that have signs banning bikes from sections of sidewalks in front of stores/restaurants.

http://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/Transportation/gettingaroundcambridge/byb...

https://www.boston.gov/departments/boston-bikes/bike-laws-boston

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Seeing a car on the sidewalk is only noteworthy because drivers and motorcyclists are so much more law abiding than bicyclists.

WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG????

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