Disney Guy wrote: ↑Thu Sep 14, 2023 8:59 am
Many years ago I read a Boston news article with a picture showing homebound train commuters in Quincy running for their cars to get unparked and in line for the garage exit more quickly.
But I do not agree with giving the garage extra green time on the traffic light causing other traffic in town to get severely backed up. And especially not giving the garage extra green time for the exit gate to cycle up and down and then the cars straggle out one at a time..
in 2002 time frame, I was working in the Crown Colony office park which dumped out on the opposite side of the intersection from that Quincy Center Red Line station. OMG the traffic was unbelievable! We had people quitting because of the traffic. Before we relocated there, someone even wrote a letter to the Globe jobs columnist asking if they could refuse to work at the new location and collect unemployment as it would add ~30 minutes to their commute. The Globe columnist was extremely condescending and said no. I looked it up on the internet and the answer was probably no but it was a gray area, if it was in California the answer would have been yes as the state labor laws consider time and inconvenience in addition to just mileage in a relocation . And folks coming from outside 128, such as 95 or 24, hit a brick wall of traffic. It could easily take an additional 30 minutes to get from Westwood / RTE 128 Station to Quincy Center by car, a distance of only nine miles. It was so bad they wouldn't allow another planned office building to start construction until an additional highway ramp was built.
Traffic in Newton Corner is similarly bad, with a combination of additional roads, a proposed interchange at US-20 North Beacon St in Brighton, additional protected bicycle paths and public transportation being necessary to solve it.