yes and no on this. part of the reason the queue is on the bridge is because there is only the 1 lane feeding 4 at the actual signal. making this 2 lanes a longer distance will actually allow for more efficiency at the signal (but agreed, it wont help the queues coming up N Washington and Commercial though the N End).Most of the motor vehicle traffic is simply queuing up at the traffic light at City Sq., for northbound travel and right turn travel into Charlestown, overflowing across the bridge back to Haymarket MBTA station.
this is all in response to a lot of comments that were received during the bridge status update meetings. the queue spilling back through Keaney Sq (and blocking crosswalks) is a safety issue for peds and this will hopefully alleviate that a bit.
hopefully people will get the hang of it more. that will only happen if its consistently implemented each/most day. hard to do signage for a temporary condition that is a short period of each day.I noticed that the cones went out yesterday. Nobody seems to be using it north bound as two lanes though. There is no signage saying to use it for north bound traffic