Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Newark, CA. San Francisco Bay Area
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Originally Posted by buzzman
As it is I seldom drive and/or park downtown in Boston. It will be interesting to see how this translates into making the city more bikeable.
Hopefully, they will create more places to park a bike- right now it's bad. The funniest thing is that in front of City Sports on Boylston Street bikes are sometimes "ticketed" with orange stickers reminding cyclists that locking their bikes on the sidewalk to parking meters or light poles is against city ordinance. I saved one of these stickers as an example of corporate stupidity- the corporation that owns the building on that block is the culprit. But Boston still has some backward thinkers.
That's what makes these policies nothing more than a tax grab than anything else. They need to provide many more safe places for bicycle storage/parking and ensure there's plenty of public transportation, otherwise, "going green" will just be another facade. If I could get to work on time using public transportation, I would. The ride takes longer than driving, but it's relaxing, especially on the train.
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