Things you can do to make a difference;
Call local officials if Traffic and/or pedestrian signals are out of order or don't work as they should.
Inform the Traffic Department or the Police of cars parked illegaly, such as those that block crosswalks or sidewalks.
Keep your sidewalks shoveled.
Lobby your politicians to extend the hours of public transit.
Things I do that I wouldn't reccomend to others;
Walk ontop of cars that block crosswalks.
Claim your place on the street.
The top ten pedestrian un-friendly intersections (beleive me, there are many more than that)
- Sulivan Square
- Kenmore Square
- New Chardon St. & Congress St. (Haymarket)
- Columbus Ave. & Arlington St. (Park Plaza)
- Providence St. & Charles St. (Park Plaza)
- Cleveland Circle
- Boylston St. & Park Dr. (The Fenway)
- Porter Sq.
- Commonwealth Ave. & BU Bridge
- Congress St. at City Hall / Fanueil Hall (Site of the proposed pedestrian overpass)
Have a question on how to survive in Boston without a car, post a message on the Read or add an entry to the CARfree! forum and I'll get back to you.
It can be done! I've lived in Boston for seven years without a car. I've worked all over the city and have only had to use taxi cabs late at night. There really is no reason to bring a car into the city, you can either take the T or walk pretty much anywhere you could ever want to go.
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