Boston’s crosswalk crisis
NECN - 07/11/2017
Northeastern University Engineering Professor Peter Furth calls the busy, four-lane straightaway a green light for fast or distracted drivers, and a minefield for pedestrians.
“You step out into the first lane and hope that the car coming will see you and stop. And then you hope that the car coming in the second lane will see you and stop – even though you’re partly hidden by the car in the first lane. Then you get to the part where the yellow line is – you suck in your tummy and make yourself as thin as you can and hope that the car coming in the third lane will see you and stop. And if they do, then you have to hope that the car in the fourth lane will see you and stop even though you’re hidden partly by the car in the third lane,” Furth said