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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-18-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 971
Views: 158,498
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

I'm not in the get rid of SFR/Storrow camp, but why shouldn't we balance things in favor of city residents? For 75 years we've been doing things in the city to benefit suburbanites at the expense of...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-15-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3,330
Views: 448,864
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Biking in Boston

Interesting -- I haven't ridden on the Morton St. section yet, so I can't really comment on the configuration there, but most of the sections I have ridden do have the pedestrian path between the...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 01-15-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 215,545
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Reasonable Transit Pitches

They are indeed looking at this, and in ways similar to the things we talk about here. Expect a big announcement on next steps, January 28. In the meantime, here's a brief presentation about goals...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 01-15-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 215,545
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Reasonable Transit Pitches

That's exactly it -- the transfer is a barrier to local use service. My sister lives near the monument, my kids and I would absolutely visit her by bus if there was a through routed bus from Rozzie...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-15-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 971
Views: 158,498
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

I like your thinking orulz! That's pretty much a text book version of how many transit upgrades are cancelled #RedBlueConnector #ArborwayService. If it works for rail projects, why not for highways?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-14-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 971
Views: 158,498
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

I thought the location of the viaduct (ie which side of the Pike) was yet to be determined. The graphic does show it on the river side, but I don't think that's a definitive placement. But the larger...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-11-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 971
Views: 158,498
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

I don't think it's going to be closer to the river. That's the whole point -- that there will be more green space between the infrastructure and river in this design.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-11-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 971
Views: 158,498
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

No we're not. We are taking 8 elevated lanes and 4 surface level lanes, and re configuring as 8 surface lanes and 4 elevated lanes above the 8 surface lanes. So the current configuration uses 12...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 01-11-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 215,545
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Reasonable Transit Pitches

In general, I like these ideas. I think even just slightly overlapping some of the bus lines that share a terminus would be useful. One example I often wish for would be a 34 extension to the JP...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-11-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 971
Views: 158,498
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

+1

Although I was kind of hoping for a bikeway viaduct, since I think it would be fun to ride on, and obviously less expensive to maintain.
Forum: Development Projects 01-10-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,616
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: West Roxbury Developments

Yeah, the opposition is kind of strange. The whole thing is complicated somewhat by the fact that it's a charter school, because that brings with it a whole bunch of additional baggage. Most people...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-10-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3,330
Views: 448,864
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Biking in Boston

When there is a properly designed bike lane without any vehicular obstruction (no delivery vehicles, no ride sharing pick up/drop off, no illegally parked cars, and wide enough to prevent being...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-10-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3,330
Views: 448,864
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Biking in Boston

Yeah, but normal people are actually approaching it from the other direction. The photographer is facing the on-coming traffic, so he is giving you a reverse angle on the image.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-09-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3,330
Views: 448,864
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Biking in Boston

No, you are reading the pavement markings wrong. Picture it from the cyclist's viewpoint. It reads "yield to peds," which I take to mean that if I'm on a bike, I am rightly instructed to yield to the...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-09-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3,330
Views: 448,864
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Biking in Boston

Lrfox:

Personally, I favor all forms of individualized, low carbon footprint mobility. That said, I agree with you that there is a risk that a new surge in users might be chaotic as first. I think...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 01-02-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,471
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Best North American Skylines - Ranked

I have a friend in Dallas who came to Boston recently for business and we went out for a few beers. He was absolutely stunned by the street level. He kept saying he'd never seen another city like...
Forum: Development Projects 12-27-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,191
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Roslindale Developments

That was approved, so it's definitely happening. I like Tony a lot, and have been a loyal customer for a long time. And I of course am generally inclined to support the construction of residential...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-27-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3,330
Views: 448,864
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Biking in Boston

The bike components of the Arborway project are complete! Full grade separated paths on both sides of Washington, Arborway, through both plazas and even the whimsical bike rotary are all rideable!
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-19-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3,330
Views: 448,864
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Biking in Boston

To a certain extent, it may depend on how far you go. My current commute is about 5.5 miles and works, but when I worked in Chinatown, that was closer to 7 miles, and I did stop at the YMCA to...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-19-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3,330
Views: 448,864
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Biking in Boston

I wonder, with the move toward more electric powered or assisted bicycles, what changes will be needed for people to remain comfortable in the cold. I definitely generate a fair amount of body heat,...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-18-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3,330
Views: 448,864
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Biking in Boston

I'm hardly seasoned, as this is my first year of continuing to bike after DST ended. So far, only rain has kept me from riding on days when I otherwise might ride. That said, it was raining lightly...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-18-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3,330
Views: 448,864
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Biking in Boston

Yep, the SW corridor path was even fairly crowded around 8:30 this morning, despite the cold and blustery winds. No reason not to bike year round.
Forum: Development Projects 12-18-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 45,879
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Suffolk Downs Redevelopment

and two subway stations.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-13-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1,423
Views: 229,134
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: North-South Rail Link

I would think under the proposed scheme, all Northside trains could theoretically go through, since there would be 1:1 matching with lines on the Southside portal. Although maybe it's more...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-11-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1,423
Views: 229,134
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: North-South Rail Link

I don't remember where I saw this, but the most recent quick review included Congress St. as one of 3 routings for study.
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