Monday, May 3, 2010

The Failure of the Rose Kennedy Greenway as Open Space

Robert Campbell offers suggestions on how to save the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Amen.

I used to walk down the Greenway every day when I left my office near North Station and walked to South Station. While infinitely better then walking down narrow city streets or the horror of the old elevated highway, the stark barren spaces are really quite intimidating. There's almost no activity there, and the winds can get quite ferocious when the weather is right. Now having said that, when it was hot out, the kids would crowd around the fountains, and there were usually a few Frisbee games going on near Quincy Market. But the southern portion of the Greenway was always vacant and sad, with the notable exception of the open space directly across from South Station that would occasionally host a farmers market.

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