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Commission to consider sidewalk seating for bars

People have been talking about making part of Mass into a pedestrian mall since I settled here a couple of decades back. But has anyone ever come up with a real plan? The infrastructure challenges and the potential negative impact on homes (permanent) and business (temporary) in the area would be huge. As would the cost.

August 19, 2008 at 10:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Commission to consider sidewalk seating for bars

And on Grafton Street, another pedestrian mall:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rLvzdezNxs

August 19, 2008 at 9:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Commission to consider sidewalk seating for bars

Drumming along the 16th Street pedestrian mall in Denver:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWV84RDRiHw

August 19, 2008 at 9:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Truck strikes bicycle; no major injuries reported

"Probably the truck drivers only chance would be if the biker was wearing headphones, which is illegal."It is?

August 18, 2008 at 8:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Truck strikes bicycle; no major injuries reported

Thanks, man. You, too.

August 18, 2008 at 8:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Truck strikes bicycle; no major injuries reported

Those aren't my rules, lsense. Those are rules I attributed to you. I saw them as exemplars of your pay-attention, the-sky-is-blue insights.I don't care if you call people names - not even me. Coming from one of your obvious intelligence - one whose posts consistently "are above a lot of people's heads" - such a call out is an honor, sir. The fact that you have now referred to me individually across several threads is just that much more of an honor. Thank you.

August 18, 2008 at 8:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Truck strikes bicycle; no major injuries reported

Well, since I have your permission to continue to post I may do that, lsense. I may have to add in some stunningly obvious observations to go along with my legal trash, but I will be sure to give you credit when I do.

August 18, 2008 at 4:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Truck strikes bicycle; no major injuries reported

Ah, I see. Because clearly the fact that people were repeatedly misstating the law as it applies to sidewalks, bike paths and roadways is no reason to discuss that law or to offer links and citations so that people could educate themselves. No. That's just crazy. After all everything can be boiled down to what you learned in kindergarten, can't it? Pay attention. Be nice. Don't sneeze on your neighbor or call them names. That sort of thing. I will keep that in mind. Next time I want to discuss the law with someone or point out where someone has gotten the law or a legal concept wrong, I will just hold back and think to myself, "What would lsense do? What kind of pablum can I reduce this concept down to so that lsense won't get confused or ticked off because someone is writing more than one or two sentences?" When I get stuck, I will just fall back on that one universal rule: "Pay attention, people. Just pay attention." You have shown me the light today. Thank you, lsense.

August 18, 2008 at 4:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Truck strikes bicycle; no major injuries reported

No no. You are right. People should pay attention. That is helpful. It fleshes out what really happened and explains the law in a way that people can understand and use.People should pay attention. I don't know why that wasn't said long ago. Brilliant, lsense. Absolutely brilliant. And you didn't even have to revert to name calling. Nicely done, my friend. Nicely done.

August 18, 2008 at 4:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Truck strikes bicycle; no major injuries reported

Brilliant insights, lsense. I wish we could all be more like you.

August 18, 2008 at 3:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )