Current Problems

Pedestrians and Bikers


Bike lanes are too small and not well-maintained, causing many bikers to get hit by oncoming traffic, pedestrians and cars as they turn corners or avoid potholes. 
Almost sixty percent of bicycle accidents in Boston occur at intersections, showing that intersections are dangerous for bikers.Bike racks are scarce and often poorly designed, forcing cyclists to either bike long distances to find a bike rack or chain their bike up to a sign 
or post.










Sidewalks throughout the Fenway area are narrow and cracked, making it harder for a pedestrian to safely walk on them. The crosswalks are often faded and hard for drivers to see, and the signal lights both

take a long time, causing pedestrians to get frustrated and jaywalk, interfering with the traffic flow. The roads are also cracked and uneven, making it harder for pedestrians to cross and cars to drive.







Personal Autos


The roads are clogged with people trying to find some free curbside parking, which creates unnecessary traffic and frustrated drivers.


Cars and trucks release greenhouse gasses as they get to their destinations, increasing the pollution in areas with more personal vehicles.


People who drive personal automobiles tend to get distracted by cellular devices, the radio, passengers, and the list goes on and on. This can lead to devastating to fatal accidents, which in turn causes a lot of controversy and traffic.  








https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/08/12/south-boston-bypass-road-open-all-traffic-for-month-pilot-program/hfXDJLg2nv8FpK2fxYXdSL/story.html



Public Transit



Boston's public transport system is known for being unreliable and outdated, particularly the infamous green line. This makes the subway system to be unappealing to many, causing more people to drive their cars to work. The trains going in and out of Boston have long intervals between them, so if a person misses a train, he or she will have to wait thirty minutes for the next one.


Buses operate in the midst of traffic, as they have to drive in the same lanes as every other car, making them extremely slow.


Public transit is powered mainly by fossil fuels, and with so many trains and buses, greenhouse gas emissions are too high.


Subway and bus routes have a set price in this area. This leads to the MBTA obtaining very little revenue from something that already gets funded millions of dollars each year. This can lead to a loss of money. Tolling on the MBTA needs to be more effective, for this could lead to public transportation infrastructure to become rebuilt and made better.



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