COVID-19 in Boston

George_Apley

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Long-term gotta traffic-calm. Get rid of the center-line, add raised speedbumps.
 

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The vehicular deliveries could be limited there to anytime between 2am-11am.
I don't think the street parking is any great loss, but I imagine the residential neighbors would not appreciate that sort of delivery time window.
 

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I went on a bike ride down there last night and IT WAS AMAZING. Sure it looks a little ramshackle given how its been pulled together so quickly. However, it is lively, active, and simply fucking beautiful. Very European, I think it would really help amplify Boston as a destination not to mention make it a more livable city. I agree some degree of seasonality makes sense but I also think some percentage should bleed over to the shoulder seasons or otherwise be up to the discretion of the establishment. I would also like there to be some sort of standards for how these are done, to help make them look a little more cohesive, or at least to help manage the overall appearance which is generally wanting right now.

What do we need to do to get the city to adopt this here and other areas in the city?
 

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Wonder how long it'll last now that Indoor dining will be allowed on Monday.
 

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Bless all these people eager to eat indoors... count me out.
You'd be surprised. Apparently people's answer for the heat wave to go to the Cape. The Cape badly needs the business so having indoor restaurants will help big time... but gotta wonder about whether cases will start spiking there.
 

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Bless all these people eager to eat indoors... count me out.
Went to Newburyport this weekend- HIGHLY recommend for some outdoor social-distance-but-still-social-experiences. The main drag (State) is blocked off to cars and lots of outdoor eating and live music, plus the boardwalk parks. Sun goes behind the roofline at 530, so it's perfect shady eating. We did overhear people walk up asking for "AC seating"...

Can't imagine they don't try to continue this all summer.
 

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Yea... I'm not gonna start eating indoors again for awhile. I'm really not thrilled about having to attend my buddies wedding in August.
 

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I didn’t even consider that. We’re seeing what is happening to venues all across the country. Great Scott might be saved but several other venues have closed for completely different reasons prior to the pandemic. Shame I know.
kingofSheeba -- We've been sold a "false bill of goods about how the COVID-19 disease is spread
The reality is that it spreads through people breathing who are infected

The virus doesn't "survive" for long-enough to spread outside due to air-movement [dilution], temperature and humidity and most importantly UV light from the Sun. The best place for everyone today is on the beach

The solution for all the venues indoors -- make your indoor environment as close to a summer day at the beach -- lots of ventilation, large volume of air and bathe the air in UV
 

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kingofSheeba -- We've been sold a "false bill of goods about how the COVID-19 disease is spread
The reality is that it spreads through people breathing who are infected

The virus doesn't "survive" for long-enough to spread outside due to air-movement [dilution], temperature and humidity and most importantly UV light from the Sun. The best place for everyone today is on the beach

The solution for all the venues indoors -- make your indoor environment as close to a summer day at the beach -- lots of ventilation, large volume of air and bathe the air in UV
I listen to Dr. Fauci and the CDC but go on.
 

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Can you define quality of life as being better? I get the cheaper part but again if cheaper was the end all be all we'd all be living in Arkansas right now.

I'll counter with two points: 1) from 2005-2017 90% of high tech jobs were created in 5 cities - Seattle, SF, San Jose, SD and Boston.



2) Also read another interesting article about housing prices in Boston, where the point was that biotech firms committing hundreds of millions of dollars to develop lucrative drug treatments aren't looking to nickel and dime their employees on comp - they need to best people not the people who will work cheapest.

I'm trying to square the trend you write about as it relates to Boston development with the city's population and job growth over the same period of time.
Rover -- you've got a part of it
I'll counter with two points: 1) from 2005-2017 90% of high tech jobs were created in 5 cities - Seattle, SF, San Jose, SD and Boston.
That will not change although if Tesla decides to move to Texas you might add Austin to the mix --indeed its likely to increase in the coming decade as other techs besides IT and Bio start to bloom-- such as robotics [just starting] and nano materials [not even really at the starting line] and guess what MIT is in the core of both

But -- how much of all the future jobs will be downtown??

I was driving on Rt-128 through Waltham -- there are two new large cranes on the Boston side of the highway -- I believe it is the Hobbs Brook development site @ 225 Wyman St. -- that's 500k sq ft of new construction designed for lab/office with amenities and parking all built
on the footprint of a 60's era development

I think the recent developments of COVID-19 and riots might tip some of the balance point of the high tech concentrating downtown to at least developing some "plan-B-space" back in the burbs where High Tech began [as in Rt-128 America's Technology Highway]

The other interesting trend is that Millennial are finally starting to buy-up and renovate single family houses -- where -- in the burbs
 

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