Restore Beacon Street
To the Boston Transportation Department:
Restore Beacon Street parking and driving lanes.
The redesigned pattern restricts traffic, increases time for turns, makes it harder for cars to see pedestrians and bikes and harder for pedestrians to see cars, allocates 1/6 of the road to bikes which carry a low percentage of travelers. It also transforms an attractive boulevard into a messy slalom course.
In short, the new pattern is ugly, inefficient, and unsafe.