Regular readers know of my odd fixation about infrastructure. I can't help it. I just notice things about the streets, bridges, pipes and power line and wonder how and why.
Here's the latest, and I am hoping someone can explain. The Town of Brookline recently repaved Longwood Avenue. Then they painted these dashes on the road. I can't figure out what they are for. They clearly do not delimit a bike lane. Are they meant to provide a guide to drivers as to the appropriate position in this lane? If so, they don't quite work, as seen in the video. If you cannot view this embedded video here, you can use this link to YouTube.
Any theories from my readers, serious or humorous?