I drive in to Cambridge/Somerville on Rt 2 every morning, and head east toward Medford on the Alewife Brook Parkway Extension as part of my commute.
Every morning I am struck by the sheer rudeness of drivers blocking the box trying to squeeze through the light (and failing) to get towards Alewife Station from Alewife Brook Parkway. This morning I was forced to sit and watch these trolls jam my lane for THREE consecutive light cycles. (That means that all eastbound traffic was blocked for THREE LIGHT CYCLES). I was so furious, I actually debated in my head ramming one of them deliberately with my car as they blocked the green light. At least that way the police might notice what’s happening.
What would it take to get a New York-style ‘don’t block the box’ camera on that intersection, or at least an officer serving up tickets? I think a few $300 tickets would go a long way to correct the self-centered behavior of these trolls.