Friday, June 15, 2012

In Boston

MBTA Green Line at Fenway

I have been in Boston over the past week, enjoying one of North America's oldest cities. I may write more about it later, but Boston has to be one of the best examples of how 1950's urban renewal and freeway building can destroy a city's Downtown. It also is a great example of how removing freeways can bring a city's Downtown back to life.

Another thing that I noticed was that even though Boston's light rail system is over 100 years old, Metro Vancouver does a better job of building transit-oriented development around stations. It was odd for me to take light rail in Boston and find that a good chunk of stations are surrounded by single-family housing. Anyway, back to exploring the city...

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