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Forum: Development Projects 03-21-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,542
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Union Square D2.1 | 10 Prospect Street | Somerville

Yeah, the Red Line/CR transfer at Porter would go a long way toward helping commuters from North/West of the city get into Union.
Forum: Development Projects 03-20-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,778
Posted By Lrfox
Re: The Whitney Hotel (née John Jeffries House) | 142-170 Charles Street | Beacon Hil

Fair enough, I don't know if I dislike it as much as you do, but I absolutely agree with your argument that this corner merits more than above average infill. There's enough of that nearby (here...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-19-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3,350
Views: 477,317
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Biking in Boston

Yeah, but I do agree it’s not intuitive.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-19-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3,350
Views: 477,317
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Biking in Boston

No, I agree with you. When I say I "like it," I mean relative to an unseparated bike lane. I still prefer the Staniford and Commercial sections that are along the sidewalk. While I haven't had issues...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-19-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3,350
Views: 477,317
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Biking in Boston

I've used these, and I'm not a frequent biker. I actually like the central lanes when construction vehicles are not blocking them. It's getting into them that gets hairy (especially from the...
Forum: Development Projects 03-18-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,589
Posted By Lrfox
Re: State Street HQ | One Congress | Bulfinch Crossing | West End

Not following what you're saying here. The Residential tower takes up more of the existing garage than the office tower will and that last render (looks like the Bowker St. angle) seems to illustrate...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-15-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,937
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Charlie Card/MBTA Fare Replacement system

About 20% of the population has a disability (https://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/miscellaneous/cb12-134.html). It’s more prevalent than you think. But that’s besides the point, what do...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-15-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,937
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Charlie Card/MBTA Fare Replacement system

Of course. Do you have any idea how many low income individuals and families fall into one or more of these categories (particularly the age and disability related categories)? A lot. And many/most...
Forum: Development Projects 03-15-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3,873
Views: 998,165
Posted By Lrfox
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

It is going up and they have a tenant. Verizon signed a lease for 440k square feet:...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-15-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,937
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Charlie Card/MBTA Fare Replacement system

I didn't say it wouldn't increase ridership at all, I said it wouldn't be a drastic increase (so as to overwhelm the T). Making it free, assuming you are able to make up for the loss of fares through...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 03-15-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3,461
Views: 597,398
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Crazy Transit Pitches

I propose Green Line through the Seaport, into the Transitway to South Station where it emerges and runs at grade in designated ROW/Lanes along Atlantic Avenue/Surface Road/Cross Street to New...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-15-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,937
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Charlie Card/MBTA Fare Replacement system

In short, yes. I don't think T fares are currently prohibiting many people from using the service. There are plenty of existing subsidies for folks who can't afford the monthly passes, and there...
Forum: Development Projects 03-15-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 129,856
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Bulfinch Crossing Residential Tower (GCG Phase I) | 50 Sudbury St | Gov't Center

From City Hall this past Wednesday:

https://i.imgur.com/7j8ncvb.jpg
Forum: Development Projects 03-15-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 180,328
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Quaker Lane + Congress Square | Downtown

^It definitely looks better in person.

Also, Bar Mercato has been open for about 3 weeks now. Anyone been yet? https://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/2019/02/19/bar-mercato-open-menu/
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-14-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 244,560
Posted By Lrfox
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

The Red Line Cars are wider: http://bc.mbta.com/business_center/bidding_solicitations/pdf/MBTA%20RO%20Technical%20Specification%20October%2022%202013.pdf
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-14-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5,919
Views: 840,910
Posted By Lrfox
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Probably something to do with that. This is the actual message (still in effect, apparently):

"Due to a track condition discovered during an inspection and out of an abundance of caution, trains...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-14-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5,919
Views: 840,910
Posted By Lrfox
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Red Line was awful this morning coming from the North. Apparently there was a "track issue" between Harvard and Central and the trains were "running at reduced speeds out of an abundance of caution."...
Forum: Development Projects 03-12-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,589
Posted By Lrfox
Re: State Street HQ | One Congress | Bulfinch Crossing | West End

I noticed that as well. I'm extremely excited. I love this as proposed and can't wait for the tower to be complete, but this is one instance where even if the economy tanked and this ground to a...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-12-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,937
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Charlie Card/MBTA Fare Replacement system

Thanks for mentioning this. I had this thought as well. I still use Apple Pay, but the Face ID piece of it is frustrating at the store sometimes as holding it close enough to the reader often means...
Forum: Development Projects 03-12-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,968
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Residences at Readville Station | 1717-1725 Hyde Park Ave | Hyde Park

This. I don't know if it was this article or something else (I'm not going back through to find it), but one of the local residents actually used the word "scary" in reference to development in the...
Forum: Development Projects 03-11-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 539
Views: 130,245
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Somerville Developments

Thanks for this reference.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-11-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 244,560
Posted By Lrfox
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

Agreed. And are we certain that what was in the mockup was the final product? I'd imagine the UI/Typeface is pretty far down the list of things that get finalized on a project like this.
Forum: Development Projects 03-07-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 830,081
Posted By Lrfox
Re: The New Retail Thread

Night Shift's Lovejoy Wharf location will have a soft opening March 16-19 with a Grand Opening on March 20th. It's a full-service restaurant with a full bar. They'll have many (most) of the same...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-06-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4,038
Views: 771,919
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Logan Flight Additions

I don't think they'll have an impact on BA, nor do I think BA is the target (especially at BOS). The target is DL who is their primary competitor at BOS. DL hasn't killed it on the BOS-LHR route, so...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-06-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4,038
Views: 771,919
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Logan Flight Additions

I completely agree, it was just a shot in the dark. I think LCY might make sense for direct TATL flights in the future (BA does it to JFK on an all-business A318, but that requires a stop at SNN on...
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