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Boston targets gridlock in Financial District

Reader Mark Basiliere from the South Shore drives a car pool of friends to the Financial District, stopping mornings at the top of Boston’s Lincoln Street, parking in Fort Point Channel, and picking up in the evening opposite 245 Summer St., near South Station, which he says has become nightmarish.

“It is amazing to me that daily multiple cabs pull over right after they turn from Atlantic onto Summer Street to drop off and pick up passengers, blocking one full lane,” Basiliere wrote. “This causes the drivers going up Summer Street to merge into one lane, resulting in backups. Throw a truck trying to turn right onto Summer from Atlantic, and it becomes a cluster ‘bleep.’ ”

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