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Old 08-12-2018, 09:47 PM   #741
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How’s the green street look in person?

Seems like a unique idea not sure how it looks in Person?
At least when I took the pictures, the smell of paint was overwhelming. I assume its better now.

As posted earlier, this is a pilot for a proposed permanent design done in pavers
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Old 08-13-2018, 09:54 AM   #742
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Is that Broad Street? They've been talking about doing something like this for sooooo many years now.
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Old 08-13-2018, 10:10 AM   #743
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Is that Broad Street? They've been talking about doing something like this for sooooo many years now.
I think it is Franklin Street, Tontine Crescent block.
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Old 08-14-2018, 09:40 AM   #744
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Big fan of the improvements to that block of Franklin Street. Pedestrians greatly outnumber cars in that area. Common sense would tell you to design the area for the people who actually use it.
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Old 08-14-2018, 10:16 PM   #745
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I'm 100% in support of this. Hell yeah.

and fwiw the green paint is in fact totally core to the transformation. Its necessary in order to make pedestrians / lunch-eaters comfortable enough to feel that the space really belongs to them. Lower ambient temp, lower glare, defines a distinct space, promotes sense of well-being etc. And its relatively cheap too, even with union-rate paintbrush operators...

As Van said, NYC did the same thing with a lot of the broadway triangles in midtown - a couple of years of green paint and mobile furniture to claim the space before the budget cycle caught up enough to support a full curb-and-concrete rebuild with trees and permanent furniture etc.
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Old 08-15-2018, 09:17 AM   #746
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I'm 100% in support of this. Hell yeah.

and fwiw the green paint is in fact totally core to the transformation. Its necessary in order to make pedestrians / lunch-eaters comfortable enough to feel that the space really belongs to them. Lower ambient temp, lower glare, defines a distinct space, promotes sense of well-being etc. And its relatively cheap too, even with union-rate paintbrush operators...

As Van said, NYC did the same thing with a lot of the broadway triangles in midtown - a couple of years of green paint and mobile furniture to claim the space before the budget cycle caught up enough to support a full curb-and-concrete rebuild with trees and permanent furniture etc.
NYC actually uses grey colors (ie to mimic concrete) for the pedestrian areas.

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Old 08-15-2018, 10:05 PM   #747
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Old 08-16-2018, 12:11 PM   #748
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it's really nice they started painting parking spaces green so drivers know exactly where to leave their cars.
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Old 08-16-2018, 12:24 PM   #749
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Wonderful addition. Now let's do this 20-30 more times between the harbor and Jamaica Plain.
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Old 08-16-2018, 03:20 PM   #750
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Wonderful addition. Now let's do this 20-30 more times between the harbor and Jamaica Plain.
And the disaster that is the newly redesigned intersection at Court, Tremont, and Cambridge streets.
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Old 08-16-2018, 03:44 PM   #751
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I'd like to figure out who in the Boston city gov are responsible for this and buy them all beers.
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Old 08-16-2018, 03:46 PM   #752
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I'd like to figure out who in the Boston city gov are responsible for this and buy them all beers.
The people you need to buy beer are the people from Millennium. This semi-permanent plaza trial is part of their Millennium Tower mitigation package. The plaza will be hardscaped and made permanent as part of the 115 Winthrop Square mitigation package if all goes well with this test run.
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:38 PM   #753
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The people you need to buy beer are the people from Millennium. This semi-permanent plaza trial is part of their Millennium Tower mitigation package. The plaza will be hardscaped and made permanent as part of the 115 Winthrop Square mitigation package if all goes well with this test run.
That almost begins to make up for razing the Franklin/Hawley corner and replacing it with a car port.
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:40 PM   #754
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But no one has done anything about THIS!!


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Old 08-16-2018, 10:03 PM   #755
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But no one has done anything about THIS!!


https://media.bizj.us/view/img/10423...1367-0-127.jpg
I... don't see what that has to do with general infrastructure.
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Old 08-17-2018, 08:22 AM   #756
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And the disaster that is the newly redesigned intersection at Court, Tremont, and Cambridge streets.
Could you elaborate? I rode my bike through there on Sunday, and quite honestly I thought it was a great design, at least from a cycling perspective.
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Old 08-19-2018, 07:58 AM   #757
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Could you elaborate? I rode my bike through there on Sunday, and quite honestly I thought it was a great design, at least from a cycling perspective.
Here's a bit of a Twitter thread I did about one problem with it:

https://twitter.com/stevebikes/statu...98843910414337
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Old 08-19-2018, 11:29 AM   #758
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But no one has done anything about THIS!!


https://media.bizj.us/view/img/10423...1367-0-127.jpg
The building is fully scaffolded and under construction.
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Old 08-19-2018, 12:41 PM   #759
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I... don't see what that has to do with general infrastructure.

Probnably nothing, but think of how long it sat tbhere empty since B&N moved out of it. Over 5 years.
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Old 08-19-2018, 09:11 PM   #760
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Here's a bit of a Twitter thread I did about one problem with it:

https://twitter.com/stevebikes/statu...98843910414337
That does look bad.

Also, since when is the plaza a parking lot?
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