- Oct 3, 2013
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I really don't understand the attitude here. Not everybody can conveniently ride their bikes or use mass transit. The seaport used to be one giant parking lot, and now slowly but surely they are all being built on. People still need to park, and this replenishes those lost spaces. Beats the hell out of surface lots too.
An expanded convention center will be an abject failure if people driving in have nowhere to leave their cars. Utopian visions are just that, visions. Reality does not jive with the opinions of many on this board.
You do realize that at some point in the near future oil is going to run out and we will all need to ride bikes and use mass transit right? But wait we cant because we used all our resources building infrastructure for cars. In the MBTA 5 year plan they plan on spending 506,039,925 on rail and bus projects (a big chunk of which is for parking garages) and 6.4 billion on highway projects. That is over 12 times more. the list of highway projects is 83 pages long the rail and bus is less than a page and a half.
Oil is a finite resource we cant plan for it being around forever and keep encouraging its use when it is destroying the planet. You supporting the continuation of this type of short sited stupidity that has got us in this mess in the first place. Cars are not a sustainable phenomenon we have to make the shift to methods of transportation that are. We are not doing this and it is going to bite us in the ass hard in the next 20-30 years if we don't make changes now.
Edit: look for yourself: MBTA 5 year Capital Investment Plan