Everyone has probably driven by the shit show of cars in the area of Emerson/East Fourth streets near K. Without designated parking spots with lines to guide people parking their car, there is no sense of decorum at all. It’s cars facing Emerson and cars facing East Fourth. It’s cars hanging out into the middle of the street and cars parked in different directions. It’s utter chaos.
Normally, the City of Boston’s Transportation Department (BTD) turns a blind eye to this mess. But this week, we noticed that people who have been parked in that area have been ticketed. Normally, no ticket. This week, ticket. Maybe someone called to complain or 311’d the situation. So beware if you park there. We’re hoping the City of Boston will paint some lines and add some parking spots.
We had a similar situation in front of the Post Office for years until is was replaced with Tar Island. It’s way more organized than it ever was in that area but a new situation has surfaced. People flying down Emerson between H and I streets the wrong way. It could be because Emerson abruptly changes direction and people have to take a quick left, right and a right to get back around to Broadway. It could be people don’t want to go all the way around and just zip down the wrong way ignoring the Do Not Enter signs. From neighbors who live in this area, we’re told that people then try and take a left onto Broadway from the wrong direction on Emerson and it causes utter chaos with the traffic flow.
Come on, people!