Re: Report: Boston Harborwalk Association tours Charlestown Yard
- Sarah Kelly has agreed to bring the issue of designation up with the
Boston Redevelopment Authority, in early June. If anyone has BRA
contacts, some reinforcement would be helpful.
--- In MysticCrossing@yahoogroups.com, "Bryce Nesbitt" <bryce1@o...>
> Thursday May 12th, 2005
> Today Sarah Kelly, new interim director of the Boston Harborwalk
> Association toured the Charlestown Yard path site. This where the
> MBTA is settling an EPA fine, by transfering a 3/4 mile long swath of
> riverfront for public access.
> Janice Kearney of MBTA environmental set up the visit with bus repair
> garage supervisor Brian Hinds. We visited both the Assembly Square /
> Draw 7 park / Amelia Earhart Dam side, and the Route 99 / Harborwalk
> side. In particular we paid attention to how a person would travel
> from the existing Boston Harborwalk, through Sullivan Rotary, and then
> along the river behind the Charlestown MBTA facility.
> The MBTA garage supes (several of them), greeted us warmly. That is,
> once we found them! One supe felt that a new path would be great for
> use during lunch breaks. We mostly looked at the layout of things.
> This was not a design meeting, just an opportunity to look at the site
> It is my hope that the Boston Harborwalk Association will adpot this
> segment as 'intended harborwalk', to give additional visibility to the
> project. If this is built as harbowalk, it would help ensure
> consistent branding and connectivity with the rest of the pathways
> along the harbor.
> Bryce "just visiting for a week" Nesbitt
> NB: Find background on the project at