How often do you see someone jaywalking in this section of Cambridge Street, between Lincoln Street and the top of the Mansfield St stairs?
In my experience, it effectively never happens. There is relatively little pedestrian activity here and there are no "attractions" on either side that would draw people to cross the street here.
Therefore the 6' tall median fence that MassDOT and the Boston Transportation Department are proposing for Cambridge Street from Lincoln Street to Highgate Street is quite unnecessary here. The road is resting solidly on soil (unlike portions where it is a bridge above the Pike), so it could be possible to plant trees instead of a fence in the 450' of median from the newly proposed crosswalk to Lincoln Street.
Wouldn't it be great to have the Cambridge Street median look more like this Brighton Ave median?