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Re: [MysticCrossing] Re: BLURB @ Mystic Crossing in Mystic River Watershed NEWSLE...

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  • Lanny Evarts
    Good catch, Jane! Let s kill the notion of an IKEA T Station. It s fiction! Lanny
    Message 1 of 5 , Jan 27, 2004
      Good catch, Jane! Let's kill the notion of an IKEA T Station. It's fiction!

      Lanny

      > From: DavidD/JaneS <davdjans@...>
      > Reply-To: MysticCrossing@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 11:52:27 -0500
      > To: MysticCrossing@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [MysticCrossing] Re: BLURB @ Mystic Crossing in Mystic River
      > Watershed NEWSLE...
      >
      > Greetings--
      >
      > IF a T station is ever built at Assembly Square, I do NOT think it will
      > be the "IKEA" T station. IKEA is a large scale furniture store, and its
      > business model is based upon cars and trucks, not public transportation.
      > Furthermore, the enormous amount of traffic that big box stores such as
      > IKEA will bring into Assembly Square will make high-density
      > transit-oriented development just about impossible, and high-density
      > transit-oriented development is what will bring a T stop to Assembly
      > Square.
      >
      > Office workers would likely be the only source of T riders to the IKEA
      > site since IKEA has refused to encourage T ridership by charging for
      > parking or lowering its $75 delivery fee. IKEA says it will build one
      > small office building during Phase I. During Phase II, IKEA says it will
      > build another office building "if conditions permit." I would be
      > surprised if even the Phase I office building were built, because office
      > development is not what IKEA does.
      >
      > --Jane Sauer
      >
      > bryce_nesbitt wrote:
      >
      >> How do we answer concerns that meeting ADA standards (
      >> http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/) will push the cost of the project too
      >> high to be practical?
      >>
      >> What's the current width of the walkways on the dam tops? 36 inches i
      >> s the minimum accessible path width (as long as the disability
      >> commissions are OK with requiring wheelchairs traveling in opposite
      >> directions to yield to each other).
      >>
      >> -Bryce
      >>
      >> --- In MysticCrossing@yahoogroups.com, epdmarine@a... wrote:
      >>
      >>
      >>> Hi all,
      >>>
      >>> Here is small blurb that can be used for any purpose. Feel free.
      >>>
      >>>
      >>> Reasons for creating a pedestrian crossing at the Amelia Earhart
      >>>
      >>>
      >> Dam:
      >>
      >>
      >>> 1.Public Access for Environmental Justice Communities
      >>> -when dam built adjoining land was industrial now parks.
      >>> -both Eve./Som. identified as EJ communities
      >>> 2.Vital Link in Intermodal and Alternative Transportation Plan
      >>> -allows ped/bikes to proposed IKEA T station in Somerville
      >>> -allows ped/bikes to proposed intermodal site at Mystic
      >>>
      >>>
      >> Landing in
      >>
      >>
      >>> Everett.
      >>> -allows ped/bikes access to North Shore, Upper Mystic and
      >>>
      >>>
      >> Downtown
      >>
      >>
      >>> through Bike to Sea Trail.
      >>> 3.Supports Economic growth of both communities' retail areas.
      >>>
      >>> Studies calling for Mystic Crossing at Earhart Dam
      >>> Assembly Square Planning Study of 2000
      >>> Assembly Square Urban Renewal Plan
      >>> Everett Waterfront Assessment of 2003
      >>> Everett Open Space and Recreation Plan of 2003
      >>>
      >>> Rebuttals to Arguments Against Crossing
      >>>
      >>> Argument 1: Lock gates needed to be opened to drain river for
      >>>
      >>>
      >> flood
      >>
      >>
      >>> control.
      >>> Rebuttal: Flood control is achieved at Charles River Dam with
      >>>
      >>>
      >> pedestrian
      >>
      >>
      >>> crossing and this crossing could simply be
      >>>
      >>>
      >> closed
      >>
      >>
      >>> for the few hours needed before a rain event to release water
      >>>
      >>>
      >> downstream.
      >>
      >>
      >>> Argument 2: Pedestrian Safety is compromised by walkways on lock
      >>>
      >>>
      >> gates.
      >>
      >>
      >>> Rebuttal:While pedestrian bridges would ensure safety, they are
      >>>
      >>>
      >> not cost
      >>
      >>
      >>> effective in this application. DCR can use this upgrade to the
      >>>
      >>>
      >> Earhart to
      >>
      >>
      >>> address the safety concerns at the Charles River Dam and install
      >>>
      >>>
      >> effective,
      >>
      >>
      >>> working pedestrian controls.
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>
      >>> Ofc. Patrick Johnston
      >>> Everett Police Marine Unit
      >>> 617-905-3747
      >>>
      >>>
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >>
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