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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Narration.

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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

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

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But cab drivers are

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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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Well ...

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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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State Police?

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Is Memorial Drive patrolled by State Police?

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I wonder if there are going

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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 don't

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

I don't.

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Cabbie is a selfish and arrogant moron

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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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Well-played, sir

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

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Spitballin' here

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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

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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There's no definite edge to

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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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Interstingly, it's not illegal to ride a bike on the sidewalk..

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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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The good stuff

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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