Re: [MysticCrossing] Digest Number 137
- Craig P. Della Penna wrote to Governor Romney:
>...and later noted after the letter to the governor:
>Why not 'fix' the obvious and make transportation agencies in charge of
>transportation and the play agency in charge of recreation.
>Finally, it is doubly ironic that this tragedy that precipitated thisIt has been suggested by some that the reason that Romney took the issue
>debate, took place in West Rox where a despicable sell off of a former RR
>corridor owned by the MBTA to politically connected adjacent landowners is
>about to happen. This is the only place in Mass where this is being allowed
>to happen. Pretty sad that all these bad things happen in West Rox.
of a plow
running into pedestrians, which is really a traffic offense which itself
is not being pursued
as strenuously as it should have been, to the head of the DCR is to
wrest control of the
parkways from the DCR to the MHD. It has been my experience after the
that the DCR did a pretty good job of plowing the *parkways*. The
bikepaths are another issue. It is my feeling that the MHD is not
likely to do a better
job of plowing the paths around Boston than the DCR did. Part of the
plan to transfer
the parkways to the MHD would be to transfer the meager maintenance
with the parkways. Park maintenance would go down from its already
state as there would be almost no maintenance staff left in the DCR.
sidewalks along the parkways would be plowed, but bikepaths which are not
along parkways would have no one left to plow them.
-Doug Mink (who is trying to figure out ways to keep the MBTA from breaking
up the West Roxbury right-of-way)