Through there^Speaking of entrances to the new stops, how will one get into the East Somerville station? Somewhere off of Washington near Olivias Steakhouse, or between the bridge and the building (seen below), or Joy street (which is the side I assume the community path gives access?) Anyone share the latest plans/drawings pls?
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Look at the secondary access locations. They left routes that will be adjacent development locations. Gilman station and East Somerville (future Curtatone Square station ) will have a second entrance proposed as soon as development permitting begins.East Somerville, like every stop (except Lechmere & Ball Sq) is missing at least 1 obvious entrance where you ask “why didn’t they just connect it to a more obvious intersection” or “why not both ends?” And the answer appears to be a little bit on abutters and a lot of Value Engineering.
it isn’t much consolation to note that we’ve been saying the same thing In the “transformation” thread about Sullivan’s lack of a footbridge to the Somerville side of its tracks
Where does one find and look at these secondary access locations? I’m not seeing it in the drawing posted above.Look at the secondary access locations. They left routes that will be adjacent development locations. Gilman station and East Somerville (future Curtatone Square station ) will have a second entrance proposed as soon as development permitting begins.
Thanks for sharing that link. I’m not really following how there’d ever be direct access from Washington street. Unless you come up under/through the bridge in between the tracks?For East Somerville, the emergency egress is at the north end of the platform. That could easily be the site for a direct entrance to Washington Street, as was originally planned. Gilman Square lacks a direct entrance to Medford Street (again, the original and sensible plan), but it would not be difficult to add later. I could also see second entrances at Union Square (footbridge to both sides of the tracks from the east end), Magoun Square (to Murdock Street, where the emergency exit is), and Ball Square (to the north side of the tracks) being viable and relatively inexpensive add-ons later to shorten the walk from nearby neighborhoods.
BTW, the most recent station designs (November 2019) are here. Not all are 100% design, but I doubt there's been any substantial changes.