Conley Terminal Dedicated Freight Corridor

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For some reason this park and the mixed use path are surrounded by a fence with gates that are closed at night.

Why aren't people allowed to bike home safely at night?
 

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Note, not a single truck on E Frist on a Thursday at about 1PM.
The old Conley entrance seems to be closed to all vehicle traffic now, not just trucks, so there's even less traffic on 1st/Farragut/Shore Drive now that just removing the trucks.
 

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For some reason this park and the mixed use path are surrounded by a fence with gates that are closed at night.

Why aren't people allowed to bike home safely at night?
Is it supposed to be a mixed-use path or is it supposed to be a pedestrian path?
 

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Re: Flashing Yellow Turn Arrows

Flashing yellow arrows require left turn lanes. Does this provide a left turn lane on Summer Street?
The Cedar St / Summer St light in Somerville, for traffic coming from Union Sq headed towards Davis, now has the usual three round bulbs red over yellow over green, plus a fourth bulb which is a yellow left arrow at the bottom that flashes simultaneously with at least some of the green time, and I don't think there's a dedicated left turn lane there.

(And maybe there's a better term than bulb?)
 

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Re: Flashing Yellow Turn Arrows

The Cedar St / Summer St light in Somerville, for traffic coming from Union Sq headed towards Davis, now has the usual three round bulbs red over yellow over green, plus a fourth bulb which is a yellow left arrow at the bottom that flashes simultaneously with at least some of the green time, and I don't think there's a dedicated left turn lane there.
Um, what? You can't turn left there; Cedar is one-way from Somerville Ave to Summer St.

(And this is maybe a little off-topic? :) )
 

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Re: the Cape Elizabeth survey vessel.

https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/photos/of/ships/shipid:5674011/#forward

On the marinetraffic site, it is designated as a MMS, which might mean Minerals Management Service (Dept of the Interior), or Marine Mammal Survey (Dept. of the Interior). Minerals does leases of offshore oil.

Plot of the recent tracks has it going out to a point east of Winthrop and southeast of Nahant, and back. According to the photos, it went out on New Year's Day. So may be doing fisheries surveys.
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Re: Flashing Yellow Turn Arrows

Um, what? You can't turn left there; Cedar is one-way from Somerville Ave to Summer St.

(And this is maybe a little off-topic? :) )
You can't turn right there if you're heading toward Davis. The observations about the traffic light are accurate. If you're heading toward Davis, it's left turn only. Cedar is one way from Highland to Elm (technically the last stretch between Elm and Somerville Ave. is Mossland St.).
 

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Oh, never mind, I was getting Cedar and Central mixed up.
 

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Why isnt there a freight rail line or track 61 extension to the terminal? Must be crazy inefficient to have to truck all that cargo out of there.
 

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Depends on how far the freight is going. If it's strictly regional then trucks are the best option. Putting all those containers on to trains and then shipping them out of the city only makes sense if they are going longer distances, like they do in Long Beach. I don't think Boston is a large enough port to handle that kind of long distance shipping.
 

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