- Dec 1, 2015
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I do not know if the alternative metrics are available, but remember we have opened up some pretty dramatic new areas of the city with significant development. All the extra people are not necessarily there in the same old neighborhoods -- they are spread out through new neighborhoods as well. This might be why you don't "feel" them around. There are more places for them to be.Re: growth
I seem to remember seeing three estimates: slow, medium, and high growth. I don't remember if the report picks one specifically and uses it in all of its analysis.
I agree that population growth will continue but actually disagree that it will reach the level you're saying. (Not that I couldn't be convinced.)
Not that the growth rates might be similar to yours, but I think the 2016 ACS estimate is wayyy off and that we didn't go from 617,594 to 673,184. I mean, they're the experts, but I just don't get the feeling that 56,000 more people are walking the streets with me or taking the buses (regardless of how crowded they always are). I wonder if we'd be seeing other effects of 56,000 people (versus a more-conservative number, like 25-30,000), like inflation or power outages or anything one could think of. (Certainly, our unemployment rate has gone down.)
Anecdotally speaking, the sardine can-like conditions of the numerous #7 buses each afternoon, chugging from Downtown Crossing down Summer Street's entire length to Castle Island, make an absolute mockery of that assertion. The average age on that bus appears to be about 28 or 29. And. every. single. one. is. packed.In Boston that group was up 20% from 2010-2015. So they are probably all in Allston and Brighton.
Lol, yeah, well aware of thatProbably true, but ironically, in this case both the letter-writer, and the responder, posted their comments here before posting to the Globe.
I didn't say it was, I just think its bad form, the same with pasting entire articles to the forum (and there are much easier ways to do it that proxies).Its not illegal to state a way to circumvent a paywall. Unethical but not illegal.