The traffic situation on Commercial Street continues to be chaotic after the cycle track construction narrowed the vehicle lanes. Tour buses and trolleys are blocking intersections, seemingly confused as to where to let off passengers. Double parking is rampant with Langone Park and Puopolo Field in full swing for little league and bocce season. The situation is worst at rush hour and when the Eliot School lets out in mid-afternoon. Readers sent in these photos with some examples.
Below, Dave M. shares cycle track-related drainage issues at Lewis Wharf where there was at least two feet of standing water on Tuesday, June 6th. He adds, “Note how the construction barriers force the tourist trolley to block both the traffic lane and parking lot driveway in order to pick up passengers. Where are the loading zones that were requested by residents prior to construction? What a mess!”
An example of double parking on the southbound side is shown below which forces traffic into the northbound lanes. Jodi P. shares this one:
Bicyclists also seem to be confused about the 2-way cycle track, because they are still using the vehicle lane going southbound. Photo by Jodi P.