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    Boston Harbor Flood Protection Projects

    The initial T break off will probably bring king tides 4 or 5 times a year and raise global tides by .6 meters - which doesn’t sound like much, but the lobby of Battery Wharf and every basement on Commercial Street in the North End will flood with 0.3 + king tide + small storm. To your point...
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    Boston Harbor Flood Protection Projects

    Another too little too late band-aid. Fort Point does a Fort Point solution. Wharf District does a Wharf District solution. It’s all self-interested, shortsighted dike fingering. We should build a sea wall from Deer Island to Hull to serve the needs of the ENTIRE harbor. And yes we can make...
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    What to do with Bowdoin Station?

    I like the idea. As much as bars are a horrible investment, that's just novel enough to have some sticking power. I'm thinking keep the name similar... "Bowdoin Under." And make it a BLUEs bar - Get it? Make a long thick glass wall to view the passing trains viewable from behind the bartender...
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    Regional Rail (RUR) & North-South Rail Link (NSRL)

    I guess we were too busy keeping their roads paved and their towns solvent to think they’d raise a fuss about us on this side of the state
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    "Dirty Old Boston"

    Parks not parking lots. In many places, parking lots are still classified as a public good and taxed at a fraction of what they should be. Horrible land use continues apace.
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    "Dirty Old Boston"

    Nope. No time. Rip it down. I need to park my giant Buick somewhere. Cars! Cars! Cars! Cars! “ Some of Boston’s most notable examples of Victorian architecture lined the triangular junction of Congress, Pearl and Milk Streets and surrounded the open areas of Post Office Square. The Mutual Life...
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    Biking in Boston

    I would have liked a 1000' boardwalk/bridge on the waterside connecting Tenean Beach to Victory Park, but this'll do the job well enough. This takes care of Big Thing #1: Ability to stay the hell away from the Morrissey Blvd / 93 underpass when Biking NB. It's an absolutely treacherous spot on...
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    Better MBTA Station Names

    I think we should rename Shawmut ... and call it 'Randy'. No real reason. I mean, there are a lot of last names out there. Maybe use a first name just this once. And abbreviated. For funzies. Or Clementine Whatever we call it, it should at least have a damn T lollipop sign on Centre Street...
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    Reasonable Transit Pitches

    I guess Auburndale to Rockport is just a pipe dream. Sigh. What's funny is that I'm upset with the MBTA in a future that I created (oh, Photoshop you devil).
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    Regional Rail (RUR) & North-South Rail Link (NSRL)

    Looking at your North Station Upper... with the exception of Garden events, I'd guess deboardings at North Station will be a third of south bound NSRL through riders. I base this mostly after years of watching throngs of downtown workers sprinting from Post Office Square and beyond to North...
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    Regional Rail (RUR) & North-South Rail Link (NSRL)

    A more accepted logical Northeast megalopolis count factors all the feeder cities on all sides of it. Think MSA not city limits. Beyond Portland. Realistically, In 50 years of solid fill, the NEM could stretch past Portland to the north and way past Richmond in the south. It would make a bunch...
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    74M (EDGE Assembly Sq.) | 74 Middlesex Ave | Somerville

    As someone who despises surface parking lots I am very happy with ASQ. This building is definitely going to be the most prominent among the whole development projects.
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    "Dirty Old Boston"

    Don’t let ska fans design your visitor kiosk
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    MBTA Commuter Rail (Operations, Keolis, & Short Term)

    I was talking with a friend of mine about how Melrose prohibits the Orange Line for racist/classist reasons and how the OL should replace the two southernmost CL stops. He said that Melrose has great MBTA CL access already. I countered that the Zone 1 privileges Melrose enjoys adds ten minutes...
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    Idea for fixing the housing shortage

    I remember when this building started and thought “Oh, man! We’re finally being smart about how we build!” Nope. it’s still more the exception than the rule.
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    I saw that video too! I had the exact same thought about Foxboro. To the immediate problem… If the commuter rail was electrified, trains would be lighter, faster, cheaper and easier to schedule with less dwell time and shorter headways. NIMBYs would bitch less about the noise and smoke and start...
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    Idea for fixing the housing shortage

    From what I understand, getting a certificate of occupancy depends on at least 5 separate on-site building inspections (foundation, structural, electrical x2, plumbing, etc), during construction. Modular construction needs those same inspections but each cities codes would have to be changed to...
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    South Station Tower | South Station Air Rights | Downtown

    Sure. Full electrification.

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