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Monday, April 14, 2014

the shoes are dropping

It's only been in the past few weeks that the Globe has started running articles on the potential traffic impacts of the proposed casinos in Everett and Revere. I predict that this issue will turn out to be the deal breaker for one of the projects. When I look at the map of these areas north of Boston I start feeling claustrophobic. The tangle of waterways, neighborhoods, airports, and industrial parks are all served by twisting loops of obsolete roadways. I am sure that both casino companies have crack teams of traffic engineers working on plans, but if I were a resident near either facility I would be a little nervous.

Previously on this blog I have probably made statements to the effect that traffic is the price that cities pay for prosperity. Towers of ilium stands behind its contradictions.

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