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Today, at the infamous intersection of West Thames and Battery Place, where the DOT is in the process of installing safety measures, a double-decker tour bus collided with a sedan. Numerous EMS and fire trucks arrived at the scene.
The DOT plans to install 4-way stop signs have stalled. The concrete media was created several weeks ago, but the rest of the work never began, for unknown reasons. Moreover, a second concrete media by the Citi Bike rack was originally planned, but a small group protestors in 200 Rector Place persuaded Milford Management to lobby the DOT and BPCA to cancel those plans.
Designs to implement safety measures along the entire stretch of South End Avenue were also cancelled after the BPCA told the DOT to not proceed. The BPCA claims that it is “studying the problem” and will solve the problem internally. However, those plans are years away. In the meantime, South End Avenue remains an unsafe eyesore.