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Friday, August 16, 2013

bury my heart at fan pier

Today's Globe had a story on the growing traffic congestion in the Seaport/Innovation District in Boston. Apparently, there is a link between prosperity and high traffic volume tend to have a positive relationship. The article noted that morning traffic wasn't as bad as evening traffic--the quote was something along the lines of "everyone leaves at 5pm."

This mass exodus at such a consistent time points to the need for more diversity in the district, which developers are responding to. More restaurants, gyms, leisure facilities, opium dens, and most importantly, housing, would help ease peak traffic congestion.

This is photo of Fan Pier from more than ten years ago. It's a bit different now.

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