Monday, September 7, 2009
Posted by Jeff Lipshaw
If you live in Detroit, you know what a "Michigan Left" is. (When you want to turn left onto a divided highway or boulevard, you actually turn right into the left hand lane of the direction opposite the one you want, then swing around a median 180 degrees the other way to the direction you really want to go.) A Boston Left is simply turning left in front of the oncoming traffic before the traffic has time to hit you. Massachusetts traffic signage is also its own cultural statement (assuming you can see it behind the trees and foliage). This is our family's favorite, at the intersection where you are leaving Harvard Square to head up Mass Ave. The question: is the traffic signal telling you to go or to stop?