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    Take Back The Streets (...and alleys)

    Down in Quincy Center I think Hancock Street between Granite and Revere has excellent pedestrianization potential. Traffic can easily be moved around this strip, and the satellite capture here doesn't do justice to how rapidly this area is coming together with One Chestnut finishing and the...
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    Hartford CT

    https://www.courant.com/opinion/op-ed/hc-op-make-hartford-walkable-20210131-siscu7kchrcxtbrcm3hxptusyq-story.html?fbclid=IwAR11bDBrsPidV8ukohKuREhV85Y7pcDPS3jX2_zNvDdu4n1gifVdN1A4_PA Op-ed co-penned by a Hartford City Councilor with some great, common sense reccomendations on the the importance...
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    MBTA "Transformation" (Green Line, Red Line, & Orange Line Transformation Projects)

    Iirc some (although not all) of the issues you mentioned are solved by the coming type 10 procurements. All low floor and higher capacity. Your bicycle point is spot on though, and the MBTA has shown little interest in facilitating it. During the height of the pandemic I was kicked off an...
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    Hammond Pond Pkwy Road Diet

    I used to jog in this area all the time when I lived in Brighton, SUCH welcome news. A quibble in the scheme of things but replacing the slip lanes at the intersection with traditional right turn lanes would have been nice
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    Best Completed Development Nominations

    Lower Allston penitentiary is definitely a bold choice
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    I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

    By all means move your business to Sudbury if it gets us a lane reduced Pike
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    Crazy Transit Pitches

    RE: Watertown, extension from Porter is definitely the path of least resistance but if GLX to West Station via grand junction were to happen, what about an extension from there? Pick your path to Western ave, and then street running along Western -> Arsenal all the way to Watertown Center? 1...
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    Crazy Transit Pitches

    I've liked the idea of an "East Station" at Airport in my own long term fantasy maps but the idea is exactly that, a far flung fantasy for a time when we're in a more France like position, and the way we get there is not continuing to center the transportation needs of the exburbs when there is...
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    MBTA "Transformation" (Green Line, Red Line, & Orange Line Transformation Projects)

    What percentage of the fleet will they make up? I take the green line to work and see a type 9 maybe once every other week.
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    Gillette Stadium

    Maybe I'm missing something, but why would Robert Kraft ever want to do any of this?
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    COVID-19 in Boston

    It definitely varies based on who sets up the patio. There have been plenty of days its in violation. We've never had anyone say anything though. Even when its set up properly watching people pass in opposite directions is tough. If the patio enforcement is anything like covid enforcement its a...
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    COVID-19 in Boston

    It's great news but it could still be implemented much better. For example the restaurant I work at on Stuart St got a permit to take up 2/3rds of the sidewalk. With a street light and parking meter being in the remaining third, making it a very narrow pass. Meanwhile there are two parking...
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    Crazy Transit Pitches

    Proposing a forced transfer at airport the day after 10k units get approved for Suffolk Downs seems...less than ideal to me. As fas as the branch, I -think- if you did it simultaneously with BLX Lynn it wouldn't blow up things too badly since you're eliminating Wonderland as super-feeder...
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    Dorchester Bay City (nee Bayside Expo Ctr.) | Columbia Point

    Isn't there already plans to eliminate Day Blvd (and address the circle) as part of the climate resiliency plan?
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    Biking in Boston

    3 days in a row now I've watched the MBTA kick a passenger off of an empty red line train around 9:15am because bikes aren't allowed before 10am still. Why weren't these rules amended for the duration of the emergency/ridership crater? Why are we stopping trains to enforce this?
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    2021 Boston Mayoral Race

    This is pretty much how I see it. Walsh is a known quality, and theres a decently high "floor" as it were for his support of progressing Boston in an urbanist direction, but theres also a pretty hard ceiling that are unnecessarily holding the city back by not moving forward on things like you've...
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    Framingham Developments

    https://patch.com/massachusetts/framingham/framingham-overturns-apartment-moratorium-veto What an absolute, blubbering disaster
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    Biking in Boston

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/09/15/metro/boston-make-new-downtown-bike-network-permanent/?s_campaign=bostonglobe%3Asocialflow%3Atwitter&fbclid=IwAR0ttV6gTvcbkL6r0kMhaJxPU9nl0_kC2vjKVDmFnaDJ_ew0V_0KFQnHAJE Bring on the green paint and flex posts!
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    MBTA Bus & BRT

    Thought I snapped a picture but can't seem to find it on my phone. At some point yesterday the MBTA put up signs at the Lowe's lot that its now being used as supplemental paid parking during the ongoing rehab of the QA parking garage. They had said previously this is something they wanted to...
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    Biking in Boston

    Blue Bikes (and NY citibikes) had record ridership days over the weekend

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