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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-16-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 66,549
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: Biking the Boston 'Burbs (Trails, MDC, & Towns beyond Hubway area)

Did you talk to Senator Markey, Senator Warren, and folks in the US House, then?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-16-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5,449
Views: 720,091
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Grand Junction Railroad

Do we have a cost estimate for the bridge that would be needed to carry the Grand Junction dead head traffic from West Station to the edge of the Charles River as the greater Allston Interchange area...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-12-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 203,135
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: North-South Rail Link

Would there be anything difficult about electrifying and quad tracking the Fairmount Line? Presumably if that could be done, everything south of Readville going into the NSRL could go via the...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-10-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,000
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: Big Dig Tunnel--

My understanding is that repaving can gradually reduce vertical clearance, but I have no idea whether the Tip O'Neil Tunnel has been paved recently relative to his last trip.

The suspension on the...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-10-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 66,549
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: Biking the Boston 'Burbs (Trails, MDC, & Towns beyond Hubway area)

Could Walker be converted to a one way street, with whichever lane becomes no longer for automobiles being converted to a bidirectional cycle track?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-10-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 99,566
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: MBTA Bus & BRT

Don't double deckers tend to have longer dwell times for a given number of passengers getting on / off than 60' articulated buses if the double deckers have only a single staircase and only two...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-04-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,532
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: Berkshire Rail Service Restoration

The bottom of the 27th page of the PDF, which has page number ``19 of 51'' printed in the bottom right corner of the page number image, says the express would save 10 to 12 minutes by skipping stops....
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-04-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 99,566
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: 19 Watertown Sq to Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy

Google St View shows that, traveling to the northeast along Hollis Ave in Quincy toward Newbury Ave, there are some wrong way do not enter signs not reflected in any one way arrows on the map. It...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-04-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 99,566
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
19 Watertown Sq to Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy

If you use the ``Measure distance'' tool in Google Maps to make a straight line as the crow flies from the Watertown Sq intersection to the Wendell Ave / Sachem St intersection in Quincy, it's just...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-04-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 99,566
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: 79 / 350 to Alewife vs Davis

Does the bus lane on Mass Ave in Arlington make a reroute to Davis less attractive?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-04-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 99,566
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: Mass Ave / Western / River / Magazine / Green St / Central Sq in Cambridge / 47

This might be a reasonable cross section to end up with for the crosswalk on the south side of Mass Ave at Western / River / Magazine: from west to east: southbound bicycle lane, southbound...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-03-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5,449
Views: 720,091
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

If Congress St got bus lanes from Haymarket to Purchase St and Summer St got bus lanes from Fort Point Channel to Reserved Channel, would extending 92/93 along Congress St to South Station and then...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-03-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 132,217
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: General Infrastructure

Would a contraflow cycle track improve that street?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-28-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 61,759
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: 128 Widening

Are you thinking of a 3 or 4 level design?

It looks like the I-93 through traffic needs 3 lanes in each direction to deal with the peak hour 2011 volumes in...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-26-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: Roslindale Arboretum Gateway Path

What if the path were lit from sunset to 8 PM or something and then after that the lights would go out?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-24-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,714
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: Peabody/Danvers Branch Rail Proposal

If a viable Swampscott to Peabody route could be made to work, the Blue Line could have a Salem branch and a Peabody branch, sort of like how the Red Line has an Ashmont branch and a Braintree branch.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-24-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,714
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: Peabody/Danvers Branch Rail Proposal

If the goal is to get the Blue Line out to Peabody, why go through Salem at all? Salem isn't exactly on the route the crow flies from Swampscott to Peabody.

Roughly a mile to the northeast of the...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-22-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 99,566
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: 47

Did 47 get rerouted at some point in the last decade? I have a paper system map that seems to imply that southbound 47 used to travel along Pearl until what is probably Putnam, then over to Magazine...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-22-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 99,566
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: Mass Ave / Central Sq in Cambridge

Immediately to the west of Pearl, if there's no need for a westbound bus lane separate from the westbound general purpose travel lane if the traffic signal can get other traffic out of the way of...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-22-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 191,452
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: Silver Line to Chelsea

After watching the video, I looked at Google Maps typical traffic a bit and was surprised that the Tobin seems to stay green weekday afternoons.

Page 6 of...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-22-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 191,452
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: Silver Line to Chelsea

About a dozen people did a race trying out five routes from the Boston Common to Bellingham Sq. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10vQ4Jd3YS0eesgByH92WouL3oO7ZjFhKAJi1Ow8F--0/edit#gid=0 has...
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 07-17-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,180
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: How to post an image

Yes, thanks for your help in pointing out that there is a URL ending in .png if you isolate just the image. (I'd been assuming that there was a URL that didn't end in .png which was nevertheless a...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-15-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 99,566
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: Mass Ave / Central Sq in Cambridge

On further thought, I think an Essex St traffic light would probably be overkill.

Instead, when a Harvard bound bus is approaching Pearl St, the Pearl St light could be set up to stop the right...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-15-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 99,566
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Mass Ave / Central Sq in Cambridge

In March 2018, Ari posted updated thoughts on Mass Ave from the Charles River through Central Sq (http://amateurplanner.blogspot.com/2018/03/mass-ave-reimagined-charles-river-to.html)

Cambridge is...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-15-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 99,566
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: MBTA Bus & BRT

On Everett's upper Broadway, the southbound bike lane that the paint shows when cars are allowed to park is pretty non-ideal in terms of how close bikes end up to cars, but there probably isn't a...
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