Talbot Ave cop out…

Well the city wimped out and put sharos on the most dangerous stretch of Talbot Avenue from the Lee School (Barnard Street) to Codman Square (Washington Street). We’ll put a post to the dotbike flickr site here that shows clearly that over HALF the stretch is either cross streets (no parking so a lane would help safety) or bus stops (another stretch that can share with a dedicated lane). Add to that three private businesses with off street PARKING and another car repair business that routinely uses the spots in front of their business for their repairs and the span of parking is amazingly small. A rough count of both the north and south side of Talbot yielded an estimate of 47 spaces on each side in that span which Google maps as just less than half a mile.  Finally on top of ALL that is the proposed Fairmont Line Talbot Station where there shouldn’t be ANY parking ulitmately. If the City was thinking they would do it, they haven’t worked much with the T as I would suggest the odds that dotriderblog will be DEAD before they finish that station are more than 50/50… (20 years puts me over my life expectancy) http://www.flickr.com/photos/dotbike/4904244535/ 

By the way that spot would be a good spot for the bike share no? (If we have to have it, that would make a lot of sense)

We’ll come back next week with our sales trip of Dorchester. Just a tidbit though….Dot has two Olmstead Parks covering over 700 acres. What other neighborhood can boast that? We also have the longest stretch of river front of any other neighborhood and coastline… Who knew?

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