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Jahvon09

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Like the Millenium Tower, this one will also glow bright & blue on sunny days!! :)
 

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I'd love to see Devonshire pedestrianized or woonerfied from beyond the loading docks all the way to Franklin, and turned into something like what was originally planned for Congress Square. Same for Otis St. Make the whole area a pedestrian-centered space as free of cars as possible.
 

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I'd love to see Devonshire pedestrianized or woonerfied from beyond the loading docks all the way to Franklin, and turned into something like what was originally planned for Congress Square. Same for Otis St. Make the whole area a pedestrian-centered space as free of cars as possible.
Appealing idea--but what about the MBTA buses that traverse the area? Looks like the pandemic wiped-out the 550s-series service through Winthrop Sq., but you still have the 501, 504, 505, and 7 rumbling through Winthrop Sq. per the MBTA system map. (3rd inset down on the left-hand vertical, Downtown Boston/Cambridge). It would seem decidedly like a half-measure to eliminate all the private auto/truck traffic, but still have the buses barreling through... and (assuming the campaign to remove the private autos/trucks is successful), what argument would you make against them, assuming the MBTA (and their ridership-constituency?) would object? The optics are very different when you're trying to eliminate public-transit service vs. private vehicles, no?
 

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