Why you can’t catch the ‘green wave’ in Boston
WBUR - 04/26/2016
Most of us have probably never caught an elusive “Green Wave” in Boston, the nickname for sailing through all the timed green lights on a busy street.
The concept has been around since the 1920s and in our region, determines how most of our traffic lights are programmed. But if you’ve spent any frustrated time in local jams, you know the reality falls far short of the promise.
Today, we’re continuing WBUR’s traffic series, “Driving Us Crazy,” with a look at some of the region’s worst intersections and how to fix them.