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How long have you lived here?Do you own your residence?How old are you?What is your race/ethnicity?What are your 3 favorite things about Cport? (Things we should keep.)What are your 3 favorite things about Cport? (Things we should keep.)What 3 things would make Cport a better place to live?What 3 things would make Cport a better place to live?What is Cport missing? (List tangible things, e.g., car repair shops, community gardens, etc. For ideas, see next page.)What is Cport missing? (List tangible things, e.g., car repair shops, community gardens, etc. For ideas, see next page.)What are your greatest neighborhood concerns?What are your greatest neighborhood concerns?Anything else we should know?
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ResponseResponseResponseResponse123123123123Open-Ended Response
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10566781338
25 years or longer
Yes61-80WhiteTreesWalk ability Mostly no traffic noiseTrees⏐Walk ability ⏐Mostly no traffic noiseAffordable Affordable
Subsidized housing
Affordable ⏐Affordable ⏐Subsidized housing
Affordable housingAffordable housing
Affordable housing
Affordable housing⏐Affordable housing⏐Affordable housing
Being priced out of the neighborhood
Being priced out of the neighborhood ⏐⏐
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10566705519
25 years or longer
Yes61-80WhiteDiversity
Easy access to cultural & recreational opportunities
Active citizens
Diversity⏐Easy access to cultural & recreational opportunities⏐Active citizens
No rats
Greater participation of young people in CNA
More interaction among different ethnic communities
No rats⏐Greater participation of young people in CNA⏐More interaction among different ethnic communities
Grocery storesGrocery stores⏐⏐⏐⏐
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10566576093
25 years or longer
Yes41-60WhiteTreesLocal retailLibraryTrees⏐Local retail⏐Library
Better tree care & care of parks generally
Slower traffic & less of it
Repair of historic public buildings -churches, library, iconic Central Square buildings
Better tree care & care of parks generally⏐Slower traffic & less of it⏐Repair of historic public buildings -churches, library, iconic Central Square buildings
Seasonal ice rink
More community gardens
Easier access to riverfront
Seasonal ice rink⏐More community gardens ⏐Easier access to riverfront
Traffic & pedestrian/bike safety
Preserving/improving green space
Supporting local retail
Traffic & pedestrian/bike safety⏐Preserving/improving green space ⏐Supporting local retail
Important to balance the needs of all residents, including new/young, low income, elderly, homeless
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10566519684
25 years or longer
Yes61-80White
Neighborhood residential ambience
Easy access to schools, shopping, restaurants, etc.
A given: proximity to Boston and Central and Harvard Squares
Neighborhood residential ambience⏐Easy access to schools, shopping, restaurants, etc. ⏐A given: proximity to Boston and Central and Harvard Squares
Better roads and sidewalks
Better bathhouse for the pool and further improvement of the Charles River embankment
Reduce the noise of the #47 bus and abatement of commercial traffic.
Better roads and sidewalks⏐Better bathhouse for the pool and further improvement of the Charles River embankment ⏐Reduce the noise of the #47 bus and abatement of commercial traffic.
A good bakery
What happened to storefront by Whole Foods? Wasted opportunity.
A good bakery⏐What happened to storefront by Whole Foods? Wasted opportunity.⏐
That C'Port seems "low on the list" when it comes to community upkeep of roads, sidewalks, tree care
Disposal of animal waste into other people's trash bins, especially right after collection
That C'Port seems "low on the list" when it comes to community upkeep of roads, sidewalks, tree care ⏐Disposal of animal waste into other people's trash bins, especially right after collection⏐
We really like living here!
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10566257575
25 years or longer
Yes61-80
Many modes of transportation: foot, T, bus and car (mass pike)
It's a walking city area with much to see and do on a walk
The people
Many modes of transportation: foot, T, bus and car (mass pike)⏐It's a walking city area with much to see and do on a walk⏐The people
Stop inporting and scale back the number IVD users and homeless alcoholics.
Putting lines underground so we can have tree lined streets - it's so ugly where I live for that reason alone
Make the library pretty and inviting again. All the green space is gone due to urination, and people set up living under the overhang at the entrance. Use to be a great place for an outing with a child.
Stop inporting and scale back the number IVD users and homeless alcoholics. ⏐Putting lines underground so we can have tree lined streets - it's so ugly where I live for that reason alone⏐Make the library pretty and inviting again. All the green space is gone due to urination, and people set up living under the overhang at the entrance. Use to be a great place for an outing with a child.
parking for visitors to C Squ. taking up residents' off-street parking spaces. spaces
safe green space closer to the square for children & trees on every street
sufficient mixed income housing
parking for visitors to C Squ. taking up residents' off-street parking spaces. spaces ⏐safe green space closer to the square for children & trees on every street⏐sufficient mixed income housing
parking and blightcrime
family affordable housing
parking and blight⏐crime⏐family affordable housingRebuilding family-based community
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105662096281-10 yearsYes20-40White
Parks (especially Dana Park) and river path
Convenience (restaurants, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods)
Community
Parks (especially Dana Park) and river path⏐Convenience (restaurants, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods)⏐Community
Smaller, more independent businesses (like Davis Square)
Central Square library renovations and longer hours (evenings and weekends)
Better lighting and traffic control at the BU bridge roundabout
Smaller, more independent businesses (like Davis Square)⏐Central Square library renovations and longer hours (evenings and weekends)⏐Better lighting and traffic control at the BU bridge roundabout
Quality espresso
Family friendly establishments with early and late hours
Farmer's market with music (like Winter Market) instead of flea market @ University Park
Quality espresso⏐Family friendly establishments with early and late hours⏐Farmer's market with music (like Winter Market) instead of flea market @ University Park
Road and crosswalk safety
Affordable housing
BU bridge roundabout traffic
Road and crosswalk safety⏐Affordable housing⏐BU bridge roundabout traffic
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105661935891-10 yearsYes41-60White
The neighborhood feel of small houses
The grocery storesThe parks
The neighborhood feel of small houses⏐The grocery stores⏐The parks
Slower speed limits
Limits on additional housing development
More little stores and restaurants away from Central. Can a new restaurant go in where River Gods used to be?
Slower speed limits⏐Limits on additional housing development⏐More little stores and restaurants away from Central. Can a new restaurant go in where River Gods used to be?
A mainstream grocery store
Community gardens
A mainstream grocery store ⏐Community gardens ⏐
Burglary
Icy sidewalks that people don’t shovel
Cars hitting pedestrians
Burglary ⏐Icy sidewalks that people don’t shovel ⏐Cars hitting pedestrians
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105660165241-10 yearsNo41-60WhiteAtmosphereDiverse populationCompost pick up
Atmosphere⏐Diverse population⏐Compost pick up
Affordable housingImproved traffic flow
Less traffic
Affordable housing⏐Improved traffic flow⏐Less traffic
More gardensAffordable housing
Better ride services for those in need
More gardens⏐Affordable housing⏐Better ride services for those in need
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1056601642811-25 yearsYes41-60WhiteMix of housingDana ParkProximity to the river
Mix of housing⏐Dana Park⏐Proximity to the river
Improve access to the river
Improve public transit options. More frequent buses
More affordable housing
Improve access to the river⏐Improve public transit options. More frequent buses⏐More affordable housing
Affordable housingGood public transit
Restaurants
Affordable housing⏐Good public transit⏐Restaurants
Lack of affordable housing
Lack of racial and ethnic diversity
Noise from the turnpike, storrow drive and memorial drive
Lack of affordable housing ⏐Lack of racial and ethnic diversity ⏐Noise from the turnpike, storrow drive and memorial drive
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10565998961
25 years or longer
Yes41-60AsianRestaurants ShopsBarsRestaurants ⏐Shops⏐Bars
Relocation of drug rehab centers away from residential area.
Plan on decreasung homeless people
Redesign zone for night clubs to be away from residential areas.
Relocation of drug rehab centers away from residential area.⏐Plan on decreasung homeless people⏐Redesign zone for night clubs to be away from residential areas.
Simple sub/ pizza shop to eat that can stay open late.
A real supermarket like market basket
Gas station
Simple sub/ pizza shop to eat that can stay open late.⏐A real supermarket like market basket⏐Gas station
Is a dumping ground that other communities don’t want like a drug rehab
Increase in public display of drunk and drug induced people living on the streets.
Neighbor is no getting cleaner because the real issues of the neighbor is not getting addressed. Adding parks and open spaces a great but, not if they are being used by people that are either high on drugs or homeless people sleeping in the open spaces.
Is a dumping ground that other communities don’t want like a drug rehab⏐Increase in public display of drunk and drug induced people living on the streets.⏐Neighbor is no getting cleaner because the real issues of the neighbor is not getting addressed. Adding parks and open spaces a great but, not if they are being used by people that are either high on drugs or homeless people sleeping in the open spaces.
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10565985303
25 years or longer
Yes61-80Blackdiversityparkswalkingdiversity⏐parks⏐walkingmore affordable housing
Equal school experiences
more affordable housing⏐Equal school experiences⏐
neighborhood restaurantscoffee shops
neighborhood restaurants⏐coffee shops⏐
street repairsstreet repairs⏐⏐
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1056594126811-25 yearsNo61-80Whitewalkabilityaccess to Tdiverse populationwalkability⏐access to T⏐diverse populationlarger public librarypocket parks
affordable housing
larger public library⏐pocket parks⏐affordable housing
affordable supermarketstreet trees
sidewalk benches
affordable supermarket⏐street trees⏐sidewalk benches
loss of diverse population
loss of diverse population
loss of diverse population
loss of diverse population⏐loss of diverse population⏐loss of diverse population
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105658289691-10 yearsYes41-60OtherParksLibraryWalk everywhereParks⏐Library⏐Walk everywhere
Address homelessness in central
Fewer cars on the road
Address homelessness in central⏐Fewer cars on the road⏐
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1056582570211-25 yearsNo41-60WhiteParksNeighbor hood
Farmers market/block party
Parks⏐Neighbor hood⏐Farmers market/block party
Affordable housing Affordable housing ⏐⏐⏐⏐⏐⏐
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1056569220011-25 yearsNo61-80WhiteWalkabilityEthnic diversity
Good trees and gardens
Walkability⏐Ethnic diversity⏐Good trees and gardens
maintain affordable housing
winter sidewalk and curb cut maintenance
pedestrian safety
maintain affordable housing⏐winter sidewalk and curb cut maintenance⏐pedestrian safety
We are becoming a food desert
Neighborhood cafes (not on Mass Ave)
Underground power lines on Pearl st.
We are becoming a food desert⏐Neighborhood cafes (not on Mass Ave)⏐Underground power lines on Pearl st.
Pressure of gentrification
Lax police suppervision on construction sites
Traffic on Pearl / Putnam corner not stopping
Pressure of gentrification⏐Lax police suppervision on construction sites⏐Traffic on Pearl / Putnam corner not stopping
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105656891291-10 yearsYes41-60WhiteDiversity of neighborhood
Connection to local schools
Safe environment for kids
Diversity of neighborhood⏐Connection to local schools⏐Safe environment for kids
Safety - for kids, from crimeSafety - pedestrian
Cleaner neighborhood
Safety - for kids, from crime⏐Safety - pedestrian⏐Cleaner neighborhood
“Real” grocery store (not boutique-y)
“Real” grocery store (not boutique-y)⏐⏐
SafetyTraffic
Keeping it “small” (less behemoth partner buildings)
Safety⏐Traffic ⏐Keeping it “small” (less behemoth partner buildings)
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10565667828
25 years or longer
Yes61-80Whitelocationgreen cityscapewalkablelocation⏐green cityscape⏐walkableslow trafficslow traffic⏐⏐⏐⏐⏐⏐
I'm pretty happy here so I don't have any material missing/concerns
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1056536145511-25 yearsYes41-60White
Residential nature and racial diversity
ParksSchools
Residential nature and racial diversity⏐Parks⏐Schools
Less trafficCommunity clean upsLess traffic⏐Community clean ups⏐community gardens
Bike lanes on Magazine
community gardens⏐Bike lanes on Magazine⏐
Large apartment buildings/high income
Safety
too little racial/socioeconomic diversity
Large apartment buildings/high income⏐Safety⏐too little racial/socioeconomic diversity
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105653579531-10 yearsYes20-40OtherTrees lined streets
Quiet/safe neigborhood feel
Walkable to affordable groceries (e.g. Trader Joes)
Trees lined streets⏐Quiet/safe neigborhood feel⏐Walkable to affordable groceries (e.g. Trader Joes)
⏐⏐⏐⏐⏐⏐
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1056535453411-25 yearsYes41-60WhiteParksTrader Joe’s
Green space by the river
Parks⏐Trader Joe’s ⏐Green space by the river
Enforcement of speed limit on Magazine street especially between Putnam and memorial drive
Something for elders eg gathering place
Community center
Enforcement of speed limit on Magazine street especially between Putnam and memorial drive⏐Something for elders eg gathering place ⏐Community center
Ok ! community gardenCommunity center
highly visible cross walks on Magazine st
Ok ! community garden⏐Community center ⏐highly visible cross walks on Magazine st
Increased traffic .
Cars traveling very fast down Magazine street
Social isolation as millennial generation move in and are not v friendly!!
Increased traffic .⏐Cars traveling very fast down Magazine street⏐Social isolation as millennial generation move in and are not v friendly!!
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105652650101-10 yearsNo20-40WhiteGreen space Local businesses Green space ⏐Local businesses ⏐More affordable housingMore affordable housing⏐⏐
Affordable grocery store- NOT Whole Foods
More bike parking on residential streets
Affordable grocery store- NOT Whole Foods ⏐More bike parking on residential streets⏐
Housing too expensive changes the feel of the neighborhood
Housing too expensive changes the feel of the neighborhood ⏐⏐
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10565205887
25 years or longer
Yes41-60WhiteLots of ParkingNice neighborsLots of trees
Lots of Parking⏐Nice neighbors⏐Lots of trees
No traffic jams at the BU Rotary
Cafe/coffee shop at Magazine Beach
Neighborhood pub
No traffic jams at the BU Rotary⏐Cafe/coffee shop at Magazine Beach⏐Neighborhood pub
Small coffee shopsLocal Pub
Hockey/tennis Rink
Small coffee shops⏐Local Pub⏐Hockey/tennis Rink
Loss of parking
Traffic at the BU rotary
Bikes running me down on the street
Loss of parking⏐Traffic at the BU rotary⏐Bikes running me down on the street
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1056516525311-25 yearsYes61-80Whiteconvenient locationno high-rise buildingstrees
convenient location⏐no high-rise buildings⏐trees
more resident parking spaces for people without driveways
more affordable housing
Exercise facilities (indoor)
more resident parking spaces for people without driveways⏐more affordable housing⏐Exercise facilities (indoor)
Medical urgent care unitconvenience stores
Medical urgent care unit⏐convenience stores⏐
parkingsnow removalparking⏐snow removal⏐
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10565144649
25 years or longer
Yes61-80WhitePlaygroundsRiver spacesBike safe pathsPlaygrounds⏐River spaces⏐Bike safe paths
An alternative public school like gand p or cambridgeport
Less expensive housing for families
An indoor playground
An alternative public school like gand p or cambridgeport⏐Less expensive housing for families⏐An indoor playground
Community garden
More land by the river with wild spaces
Family meeting place or arts center
Community garden⏐More land by the river with wild spaces⏐Family meeting place or arts center
Want diverse pop racially and economically
Not enough low income housing
Want diverse pop racially and economically⏐Not enough low income housing⏐
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105651278091-10 yearsNo20-40WhiteParksGallery 263
Multigenerational and mixed class community
Parks⏐Gallery 263⏐Multigenerational and mixed class community
Lower housing costsAnother cafe or two
Improve traffic circle
Lower housing costs⏐Another cafe or two ⏐Improve traffic circle
Good cafe (like flour but open weekends)
Good cafe (like flour but open weekends)⏐⏐
Gentrification Gentrification ⏐⏐
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105650917291-10 yearsNo20-40White
Proximity to Central Square/public transit
Proximity to grocery stores (Whole Foods, etc.)
Cool residential architecture
Proximity to Central Square/public transit⏐Proximity to grocery stores (Whole Foods, etc.)⏐Cool residential architecture
Affordable rental housing
Limits on industry (i.e., biotechs)
More public community spaces, like parks or a community center
Affordable rental housing⏐Limits on industry (i.e., biotechs)⏐More public community spaces, like parks or a community center
Local coffee shops that are also open weekends (Flour closes weekends)
Walking paths
Local markets
Local coffee shops that are also open weekends (Flour closes weekends)⏐Walking paths ⏐Local markets
Housing costs
Crime - I have had several packages stolen from my stoop
Lack of community/neighborhood feel
Housing costs⏐Crime - I have had several packages stolen from my stoop⏐Lack of community/neighborhood feel
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105650791861-10 yearsYes41-60WhiteParks
Community feel without huge buildings
Diversity
Parks⏐Community feel without huge buildings⏐Diversity
Better pedestrian safety
Road and sidewalk work on magazine and pleasant
Speed bumps, crosswalk lights, crosswalk signage, etc
Better pedestrian safety ⏐Road and sidewalk work on magazine and pleasant⏐Speed bumps, crosswalk lights, crosswalk signage, etc
⏐⏐
Bike and pedestrian safey is tops
Maintaining historic homes styling and character
Keeping families as opposed to investors
Bike and pedestrian safey is tops⏐Maintaining historic homes styling and character ⏐Keeping families as opposed to investors
I like that this is a family neighborhood. I prefer having businesses in central square instead of within the neighborhood. Was happy to see the auto shops close.
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105650731201-10 yearsNo20-40WhiteParks for kids Parks for dogs Shops for groceries
Parks for kids ⏐Parks for dogs ⏐Shops for groceries
Less rats-less people tossing food out for ‘birds.’ Wish the city would fine these folks
Flashing lights at busy cross walks
Cleaner streets after garbage day
Less rats-less people tossing food out for ‘birds.’ Wish the city would fine these folks ⏐Flashing lights at busy cross walks ⏐Cleaner streets after garbage day
Grocery store if it’s true Trader Joe’s is leaving
Ice cream shop
Dog space
Grocery store if it’s true Trader Joe’s is leaving ⏐Ice cream shop ⏐Dog space
Rats/and the poison left out that they drag out of the bins left on the street for kids, dogs, or other animals to eat
Trash all over street after garbage truck comes by and makes a mess
Safety after dark
Rats/and the poison left out that they drag out of the bins left on the street for kids, dogs, or other animals to eat ⏐Trash all over street after garbage truck comes by and makes a mess⏐Safety after dark
It’s been a great community for the 10 years I’ve been there but it’s definitely getting dirtier with actual trash/litter and congested with too many people and cars
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10565064304
25 years or longer
No61-80WhiteThat’s it a NeighborhoodMagizine BeachFamily friendly
That’s it a Neighborhood⏐Magizine Beach⏐Family friendly
No High rises..
Stop Demolishing homes making them into million dollar condos
Demolishing homes making them into million dollar condos
No High rises..⏐Stop Demolishing homes making them into million dollar condos⏐Demolishing homes making them into million dollar condos
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Taking away small business
Over building
Not Keeping housing affordable
Taking away small business ⏐Over building ⏐Not Keeping housing affordable
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10565058049
25 years or longer
Yes61-80WhiteIt is central to everythingThe riverFamily still lives here
It is central to everything⏐The river⏐Family still lives here
less traffic less noiseless traffic ⏐less noise⏐community centerfabric storecommunity center⏐fabric store⏐BU rotary trafficguns
over development
BU rotary traffic⏐guns ⏐over development
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10565057195
25 years or longer
Yes61-80Whitewalkable
close to commercial area
the river
walkable ⏐close to commercial area⏐the river
more affordable housingmore shelters
Supermarkets!
more affordable housing⏐more shelters⏐Supermarkets!
community gardensSupermarketscommunity gardens⏐Supermarkets⏐housing is very expensivetruck traffichousing is very expensive⏐truck traffic⏐
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105650113361-10 yearsYes20-40WhiteNeighborsRiverNeighbors⏐River⏐
More coffee shops and bakeries mixed in with houses
Underground utilities
Community fiber broadband internet
More coffee shops and bakeries mixed in with houses⏐Underground utilities⏐Community fiber broadband internet
Coffee shops and bakeries
Community fiber broadband internet
Underground utilities
Coffee shops and bakeries ⏐Community fiber broadband internet ⏐Underground utilities
Loss of greenery
Not enough space for small shops, shops getting turned into housing developments
Loss of greenery⏐Not enough space for small shops, shops getting turned into housing developments⏐
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105649966161-10 yearsYes20-40AsianThe parks and the river area
The racial diversity, relative to other parts of Greater Boston
The businesses in Central Square
The parks and the river area⏐The racial diversity, relative to other parts of Greater Boston⏐The businesses in Central Square
Better coordination of various transportation options so there is less tension between pedestrians, cars, bikes, etc.
More housing, more vertical density, especially in locations closer to main public transportation stops, and including more services associated with increased housing
Better coordination of various transportation options so there is less tension between pedestrians, cars, bikes, etc.⏐More housing, more vertical density, especially in locations closer to main public transportation stops, and including more services associated with increased housing⏐
More indoor, community meeting options. Parks are great but less useful when colder weather here is at least 6 months long
More green space. They can be smaller, micro green and wellness spots
Coffee shops and delis (1 to 2) in between Central Square and the river area
More indoor, community meeting options. Parks are great but less useful when colder weather here is at least 6 months long⏐More green space. They can be smaller, micro green and wellness spots⏐Coffee shops and delis (1 to 2) in between Central Square and the river area
Older, land-owning residents who do not represent the majority of the residents in Cambridgeport and do not like change. This article is very disconcerting: https://cambridge.wickedlocal.com/news/20190228/guest-column-proposed-zoning-override-in-cambridge-is-major-assault
Large national and international chain retailers will take over Central Square
Middle income people cannot afford to live and stay in Cambridgeport, as is
Older, land-owning residents who do not represent the majority of the residents in Cambridgeport and do not like change. This article is very disconcerting: https://cambridge.wickedlocal.com/news/20190228/guest-column-proposed-zoning-override-in-cambridge-is-major-assault⏐Large national and international chain retailers will take over Central Square⏐Middle income people cannot afford to live and stay in Cambridgeport, as is
Who is running this survey, and will decisions be made from the results? How will the results be shared?
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105649888821-10 yearsNo20-40WhiteGreen space
Community events/involvement
Green space⏐Community events/involvement ⏐
More accessible sidewalks for wheelchairs/strollers
More accessible sidewalks for wheelchairs/strollers⏐⏐
Real grocery store (not Whole Foods/Trader Joe’s)
Liquor store
More competition in internet providers
Real grocery store (not Whole Foods/Trader Joe’s)⏐Liquor store⏐More competition in internet providers
NIMBYism and current residents’ fear of change
Housing costs and quality
NIMBYism and current residents’ fear of change⏐Housing costs and quality⏐
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10564988550
25 years or longer
Yes61-80White
My neighbors and the neighborhood feel
Easy access to grocery stores and Central Square
Transportation: easy access to Storrow Drive, Mem Drive, Pike, Red Line, buses
My neighbors and the neighborhood feel⏐Easy access to grocery stores and Central Square⏐Transportation: easy access to Storrow Drive, Mem Drive, Pike, Red Line, buses
Electric by plugs for cars (I know there is one at MIT, I just mean more)
Better behavior from all cars, bikes and pedestrians
No trucks allowed on our streets without special permit
Electric by plugs for cars (I know there is one at MIT, I just mean more)⏐Better behavior from all cars, bikes and pedestrians⏐No trucks allowed on our streets without special permit
Community Center with activities
Beacon Hill model for aging in place
Formaggio-type shop with excellent food selection that isn't Amazon
Community Center with activities⏐Beacon Hill model for aging in place⏐Formaggio-type shop with excellent food selection that isn't Amazon
Petty crime
Broken, uneven sidewalks
Lack of good internet options
Petty crime⏐Broken, uneven sidewalks⏐Lack of good internet options
I love this neighborhood and want to be here forever. We will need help to make that happen.
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105649580991-10 yearsYes41-60WhiteVery neighborly
Proximity to Whole Food and River
Lots of little parks all around
Very neighborly ⏐Proximity to Whole Food and River⏐Lots of little parks all around
Underground utilities More trees on streets
Puppies for everyone
Underground utilities ⏐More trees on streets⏐Puppies for everyone
Coffee shop right near River st
Bar
Good classic Italian restaurant
Coffee shop right near River st⏐Bar⏐Good classic Italian restaurant
Trees dyingTrees dying⏐⏐This is a great neighborhood
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1056494747211-25 yearsYes41-60Hispanic
Balance of proximity to amenities and quiet streets
Small scale of neighborhood
Increasingly family friendly housing options
Balance of proximity to amenities and quiet streets ⏐Small scale of neighborhood ⏐Increasingly family friendly housing options
Underground utilities and more streetscapes
City or neighborhood provided sidewalk clearance in winter
More police presence in the neighborhood
Underground utilities and more streetscapes⏐City or neighborhood provided sidewalk clearance in winter⏐More police presence in the neighborhood
Restaurants
Indoor recreation space
A covered magazine beach pool for gear round use
Restaurants⏐Indoor recreation space⏐A covered magazine beach pool for gear round use
Lack of design review for significant construction projects
Density at any costs. Just like green scores - neighborhood should have affordability scores that direct zoning changes. We need to balance the neighborhoods more and scoring projects to neighborhoods could be an option.
Elder services
Lack of design review for significant construction projects ⏐Density at any costs. Just like green scores - neighborhood should have affordability scores that direct zoning changes. We need to balance the neighborhoods more and scoring projects to neighborhoods could be an option.⏐Elder services
Thanks for all the work you all do!
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1056492517411-25 yearsYes41-60Blacklocationneighborhood neighborslocation⏐neighborhood ⏐neighborsbetter traffic controlyouth center
more places to eat
better traffic control⏐youth center⏐more places to eat
bakery/caferestaurant
youth center
bakery/cafe⏐restaurant⏐youth centertraffictraffic⏐⏐
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1056491743811-25 yearsYes41-60WhiteFriendly folk- neighborly ParksProximity to River
Friendly folk- neighborly ⏐Parks⏐Proximity to River
More traffic slow downs
More attention to safety and conflict resolution
More traffic slow downs⏐More attention to safety and conflict resolution ⏐
Good independent coffee shop in lower Cambridegport
Community garden
Flour open on weekend
Good independent coffee shop in lower Cambridegport⏐Community garden⏐Flour open on weekend
Are there more incidents of violent crimw
Lack of housing
Traffic and bike safety
Are there more incidents of violent crimw⏐Lack of housing⏐Traffic and bike safety
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1056489408711-25 yearsYes41-60WhiteMany grocery stores
Former community table on Pearl St
Building setback distances that unfortunately are being reduced for new construction
Many grocery stores⏐Former community table on Pearl St⏐Building setback distances that unfortunately are being reduced for new construction
Wider sidewalks (or better enforcement of bush trimming to limit sidewalk obstruction)
Cleaner sidewalks
More consistent and predictable bus service
Wider sidewalks (or better enforcement of bush trimming to limit sidewalk obstruction)⏐Cleaner sidewalks⏐More consistent and predictable bus service
Community gardening spaces
Parks with roller or outdoor ice skating
Community center with after school/summer programs
Community gardening spaces⏐Parks with roller or outdoor ice skating ⏐Community center with after school/summer programs
Pedestrian safetyBicycle safety
Over development
Pedestrian safety⏐Bicycle safety ⏐Over development
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10564870894
25 years or longer
Noover 80WhiteDiversity
Access to public transportation
Central Square Library
Diversity⏐Access to public transportation⏐Central Square Library
Limit chain stores and banks, encourage local entrepreneurs
Create more affordable housing and affordable space for artist studios
Fix the brick sidewalks, many of which are missing several bricks
Limit chain stores and banks, encourage local entrepreneurs⏐Create more affordable housing and affordable space for artist studios⏐Fix the brick sidewalks, many of which are missing several bricks
Affordable housing for low and moderate income residents
Community Center closer to Mass Ave
Public access wifi, free
Affordable housing for low and moderate income residents⏐Community Center closer to Mass Ave⏐Public access wifi, free
Slowing further gentrification and rent increases
Getting help for people experiencing homelessness
Police disregard of speeders who ignore crosswalks
Slowing further gentrification and rent increases⏐Getting help for people experiencing homelessness⏐Police disregard of speeders who ignore crosswalks
Mayor Marc McGovern is doing a tremendous job and hitting all the right notes!
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10564850181
25 years or longer
Yes61-80WhiteParksWalking aroundParks⏐Walking around⏐⏐⏐Grocery storeGrocery store⏐⏐⏐⏐
45
1056482137611-25 yearsNo41-60White
Access to the River at Magazine Beach
The different parks
Access to grocery stores
Access to the River at Magazine Beach⏐The different parks⏐Access to grocery stores
Repave the roads to fix potholes that damage cars and create too much noise when cars, trucks and buses hit them.
Enforcement of the law of the road for the bus drivers
More police patrols to prevent break-ins
Repave the roads to fix potholes that damage cars and create too much noise when cars, trucks and buses hit them.⏐Enforcement of the law of the road for the bus drivers⏐More police patrols to prevent break-ins
Smooth roads for both bike and car safety.
Cafes other than Dunkin and Starbucks
Bar and restaurants - Central Sq is available, but walking at night can be a safety risk after - too many shootings and muggings in the last year or two near River Street and Magazine near Central
Smooth roads for both bike and car safety.⏐Cafes other than Dunkin and Starbucks⏐Bar and restaurants - Central Sq is available, but walking at night can be a safety risk after - too many shootings and muggings in the last year or two near River Street and Magazine near Central
Walking at night can be a safety risk - too many shootings and muggings in the last year or two near River Street and Magazine near Central
House break-ins
Stolen packages off porches
Walking at night can be a safety risk - too many shootings and muggings in the last year or two near River Street and Magazine near Central⏐House break-ins⏐Stolen packages off porches
46
10564809689
25 years or longer
Yes61-80Whiterelatively quiet
relatively residential with commercial corners & nearby food shopping options
access to river & green/open spaces/playgrounds
relatively quiet⏐relatively residential with commercial corners & nearby food shopping options⏐access to river & green/open spaces/playgrounds
more low-income and middle-income housing
more bus service
more community activities
more low-income and middle-income housing⏐more bus service⏐more community activities
good restaurantnon-white people
dark-sky (via lighting)
good restaurant⏐non-white people⏐dark-sky (via lighting)
rising cost of housinggentrification
snotty elitism
rising cost of housing⏐gentrification⏐snotty elitism
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1056480680611-25 yearsYes41-60White
Diversity—economic and racial
Low property taxesBars and arts
Diversity—economic and racial⏐Low property taxes⏐Bars and arts
Lower housing costs Fewer guns
Fewer chain restaurants and shops, more mom and pops
Lower housing costs ⏐Fewer guns ⏐Fewer chain restaurants and shops, more mom and pops
good dry cleanersmore trees
affordable housing for moderate level incomes
good dry cleaners⏐more trees⏐affordable housing for moderate level incomes
crime, guns
Loss of mom and pops to big chains
A transportation/infrastructure project that would destroy the neighborhood.
crime, guns⏐Loss of mom and pops to big chains⏐A transportation/infrastructure project that would destroy the neighborhood.
Nope
48
10564803413
25 years or longer
Yes61-80WhiteMy neighbors
The parks: Dana Park, Alberico Park, Hastings Square, Old Morse Park, Fulmore Park,Lopez School park, Pacific Street Park, Morse School park,and of course Magazine Beach park!
Some of the old church buildings are nice
My neighbors⏐The parks: Dana Park, Alberico Park, Hastings Square, Old Morse Park, Fulmore Park,Lopez School park, Pacific Street Park, Morse School park,and of course Magazine Beach park!⏐Some of the old church buildings are nice
fewer cars, especially those parked on public streets. So I guess less public street parking
Better bike infrastructure like on Western Ave, which would complement the above
newer housing stock. Energy efficiency will become ever more important and most of C'port's housing stock is horribly inefficient
fewer cars, especially those parked on public streets. So I guess less public street parking⏐Better bike infrastructure like on Western Ave, which would complement the above⏐newer housing stock. Energy efficiency will become ever more important and most of C'port's housing stock is horribly inefficient
community owned broadband (faster, more reliable, future-proof) as an alternative to Comcast
A swimmable beach! Let's bring back Magazine Beach!
A community wood fired pizza oven in a park (Magazine Beach or Dana)
community owned broadband (faster, more reliable, future-proof) as an alternative to Comcast⏐A swimmable beach! Let's bring back Magazine Beach!⏐A community wood fired pizza oven in a park (Magazine Beach or Dana)
we won't be able to upgrade our housing stock and will be left behind
Cambridgeport will price itself out of the market for families with young children
Gas Leaks! Gas infrastructure should be removed as residents switch over to renewables like heat pumps and induction stoves
we won't be able to upgrade our housing stock and will be left behind⏐Cambridgeport will price itself out of the market for families with young children⏐Gas Leaks! Gas infrastructure should be removed as residents switch over to renewables like heat pumps and induction stoves
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10564798425
25 years or longer
Yes61-80White⏐⏐Coffee shop
Better clearance at corner of Allston and Brookline
Coffee shop⏐Better clearance at corner of Allston and Brookline⏐
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50
105647860301-10 yearsYes61-80White
accessibility to restaurants and shops
accessibility to Bostonneighborhood feeling
accessibility to restaurants and shops⏐accessibility to Boston⏐neighborhood feeling
improve safety
clean up neglected homes
improve Central Square, Carl Barron plaza
improve safety⏐clean up neglected homes⏐improve Central Square, Carl Barron plaza
clothing stores
grocery store such as Star Market
clothing stores⏐grocery store such as Star Market⏐
safety for homes, property and people
health and safety issues with neglected properties
suitable gathering places for poorly housed people
safety for homes, property and people⏐health and safety issues with neglected properties⏐suitable gathering places for poorly housed people
51
10564782413
25 years or longer
Yes61-80WhiteScale of buildingstree- lined streetsproximity to stores
Scale of buildings⏐tree- lined streets⏐proximity to stores
better traffic managementpark maintenance
limits of noise
better traffic management⏐park maintenance⏐limits of noise
clothing storesMarket Basketclothing stores⏐Market Basket⏐Traffic NoiseTraffic ⏐Noise⏐
52
1056477178011-25 yearsYes41-60WhiteThe people who live here
The beauty of the neighborhood
Dana Park
The people who live here⏐The beauty of the neighborhood⏐Dana Park
Fewer speeders on Magazine Street
A later start to street cleaning
More brick sidewalks instead of cement
Fewer speeders on Magazine Street⏐A later start to street cleaning⏐More brick sidewalks instead of cement
More take out optionsMore take out options⏐⏐
Petty crime like package stealing
Speeders in our residential areas
Petty crime like package stealing⏐Speeders in our residential areas⏐
53
105647710181-10 yearsYes41-60WhiteOur neighborhood parks
The community garden
Our gorgeous trees!
Our neighborhood parks⏐The community garden⏐Our gorgeous trees!
another community garden (empty watson street lot)
speed bump before or after the school crossing for amigos - slow down traffic there
another community garden (empty watson street lot)⏐speed bump before or after the school crossing for amigos - slow down traffic there⏐
enhanced convenience store!
a sizeable grocery store in star market's space - the loss of Star market is tangible.
enhanced convenience store! ⏐a sizeable grocery store in star market's space - the loss of Star market is tangible.⏐
loss of trees
plots of lands being split up for more housing (where are the regulations?)
loss of trees⏐plots of lands being split up for more housing (where are the regulations?)⏐
54
105647704251-10 yearsNo20-40Whiteparks and treesgood street lightingminimal stop lights
parks and trees⏐good street lighting⏐minimal stop lights
more economic diversity (income)
pedestrian or pedestrian and bike only streets
a community space
more economic diversity (income)⏐pedestrian or pedestrian and bike only streets⏐a community space
coffee shopscommunity gardens
local produce shops other than whole foods
coffee shops⏐community gardens⏐local produce shops other than whole foods
all the development - loss of yard space in the neighborhood
it has become unaffordable for lower income residents to live here
loss of grocery stores
all the development - loss of yard space in the neighborhood⏐it has become unaffordable for lower income residents to live here⏐loss of grocery stores
ubers and lyfts block roads. perhaps there could be designated spaces and exemptions for people with particular needs for the car to stop directly in front of their location
55
10564768996
25 years or longer
Yesover 80Other
limited to three story buildings
gardens and parks and river access
convenience to public library, post office, etc.
limited to three story buildings⏐gardens and parks and river access⏐convenience to public library, post office, etc.
less smugness
develop riverside with tiny houses for homeless people instead of ridiculous amenities for rich people
more late night clubs and coffeehouses
less smugness⏐develop riverside with tiny houses for homeless people instead of ridiculous amenities for rich people⏐more late night clubs and coffeehouses
an arthouse cinema like the brattle or coolidge corner
an affordable supermarket or food coop close to mass ave
hangouts without loud music that are open late at night
an arthouse cinema like the brattle or coolidge corner⏐an affordable supermarket or food coop close to mass ave⏐hangouts without loud music that are open late at night
spoiled people who want to make everything better for themselves while shutting an eye to the deeply needy
prices at neighborhood restaurants and stores increasingly too high for me to afford
community that gives lip service to global warming concerns while doing nothing to address these locally
spoiled people who want to make everything better for themselves while shutting an eye to the deeply needy⏐prices at neighborhood restaurants and stores increasingly too high for me to afford⏐community that gives lip service to global warming concerns while doing nothing to address these locally
I really think there's no saving c-port. It has become a smug island of the entitled since the demise of rent control.
56
10564760619
25 years or longer
Yes61-80White
buildings and roads to human scale (ie no huge apartments, or major widening of roads
green streets, various parks with people and dogs and children
an intangible sense of pride being here, and desire to keep it friendly.
buildings and roads to human scale (ie no huge apartments, or major widening of roads⏐green streets, various parks with people and dogs and children⏐an intangible sense of pride being here, and desire to keep it friendly.
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57
10564750014
25 years or longer
Yes41-60WhiteWhole Foods/Trader Joe's
Accessible by rapid transit/car
Relatively quiet
Whole Foods/Trader Joe's⏐Accessible by rapid transit/car⏐Relatively quiet
More green space?More restaurants
More Zipcar access
More green space?⏐More restaurants⏐More Zipcar access
Community Gardens
Block parties/other activities to promote a sense of community
Affordable middle-income housing
Community Gardens⏐Block parties/other activities to promote a sense of community⏐Affordable middle-income housing
Incompetent developers (e.g. 120 Magazine, 426 Putnam)
Aggressive bikers make me nervous as a pedestrian
Incompetent developers (e.g. 120 Magazine, 426 Putnam)⏐Aggressive bikers make me nervous as a pedestrian⏐
58
105647477571-10 yearsNo20-40Whitetreesquiet streetsparkstrees⏐quiet streets⏐parksmore parkingmore parking⏐⏐⏐⏐
don't want to see increased traffic on side streets
parking needs to be planned along with other development
don't want to see increased traffic on side streets⏐parking needs to be planned along with other development⏐
59
1056470417211-25 yearsYes41-60Asianso many grocery stores!
a new community table on Pearl Street
building setback distances -- too many waivers on new construction
so many grocery stores! ⏐a new community table on Pearl Street ⏐building setback distances -- too many waivers on new construction
Wider sidewalks -- too many border bushes protrude too far into the sidewalk, cars parking on or overhanging sidewalk, etc.
Cleaner sidewalks - snow, dog poop, garbage/recycling bins out too many days, etc.
better AM rush hour bus service -- buses fill at central and dont stop for passengers down western ave, magazine, etc.
Wider sidewalks -- too many border bushes protrude too far into the sidewalk, cars parking on or overhanging sidewalk, etc.⏐Cleaner sidewalks - snow, dog poop, garbage/recycling bins out too many days, etc.⏐better AM rush hour bus service -- buses fill at central and dont stop for passengers down western ave, magazine, etc.
community gardenoutdoor skating!
community center
community garden⏐outdoor skating!⏐community center
pedestrian safetybike safety noise pedestrian safety⏐bike safety ⏐noise
60
1056470387611-25 yearsYes41-60Other
Proximity to Central, the T and the river
Tennis courtsGreat parks
Proximity to Central, the T and the river⏐Tennis courts⏐Great parks
Covered by 8. and 9. belowCovered by 8. and 9. below⏐⏐Movie theaterPublic bathrooms
Community boathouse (like the one in Boston)
Movie theater⏐Public bathrooms⏐Community boathouse (like the one in Boston)
Crime, esp. breakins and theft (bicycles, packages)
Snow plowing on the roads that piles snow up on cars/driveways
Conditions of some of the roads
Crime, esp. breakins and theft (bicycles, packages)⏐Snow plowing on the roads that piles snow up on cars/driveways⏐Conditions of some of the roads
Would be great to have more ways to get to know Cport residents
61
10564698160
25 years or longer
Yes41-60WhiteEasy walk to shop or to T
Pocket parks and green spaces
Neighbors
Easy walk to shop or to T ⏐Pocket parks and green spaces ⏐Neighbors
Affordable housing so a variety of families can stay here
Fewer cars
More blck parties , committ events to get to no people
Affordable housing so a variety of families can stay here ⏐Fewer cars ⏐More blck parties , committ events to get to no people
Community list of reliable repair services or people for brief jobs
A community checkin for elders or new moms or someone getting chemo etc where neighbors could drop by bring a meal see how someone is doing
Connections with police or services for example if there is a homeless person camping out regularly are there city outreach services to provide health care , mental health connection to safe housing ?
Community list of reliable repair services or people for brief jobs ⏐A community checkin for elders or new moms or someone getting chemo etc where neighbors could drop by bring a meal see how someone is doing ⏐Connections with police or services for example if there is a homeless person camping out regularly are there city outreach services to provide health care , mental health connection to safe housing ?
Building up , increasing density , for example the tower being built in central square
Crime in summer months
air bnb , absentee landlords
Building up , increasing density , for example the tower being built in central square ⏐Crime in summer months ⏐air bnb , absentee landlords
62
105646860541-10 yearsYes41-60WhiteTrees
Improvements to Magazine beach area
Swimming pool, neighborhood events, farmers market
Trees⏐Improvements to Magazine beach area⏐Swimming pool, neighborhood events, farmers market
Sandwich shop or coffee shop off of the central square main drag
Flowers (not sure how to pull that one off!)
More trees between Mem Drive and the bike path for shade/protection/beauty
Sandwich shop or coffee shop off of the central square main drag⏐Flowers (not sure how to pull that one off!)⏐More trees between Mem Drive and the bike path for shade/protection/beauty
A small restaurant/shops in the neighborhood
A small restaurant/shops in the neighborhood ⏐⏐
Safety (running in the morning before daylight still makes me nervous)
Affordable housing (as much as I love to see old buildings get their second life, it does have a down side)
Safety (running in the morning before daylight still makes me nervous)⏐Affordable housing (as much as I love to see old buildings get their second life, it does have a down side)⏐
I’m so thankful for this neighborhood and all of your work!
63
10564678953
25 years or longer
Yes61-80White
Accessibility at times (Except BU Rotary)
Proximity to MIT, Harvard, BU
Accessibility at times (Except BU Rotary)⏐Proximity to MIT, Harvard, BU⏐
More flexibility in development
Better share of taxes returned to neighborhood
Underground utilities, better street lighting
More flexibility in development ⏐Better share of taxes returned to neighborhood⏐Underground utilities, better street lighting
Some buildings need better maintenance
Better use of Fort Washington
Development
Some buildings need better maintenance⏐Better use of Fort Washington⏐Development
Getting left behind as compared to Kendall, East Cambridge
Traffic especially at BU Bridge Rotary
Getting left behind as compared to Kendall, East Cambridge⏐Traffic especially at BU Bridge Rotary⏐
Thanks
64
10564674786
25 years or longer
Yes61-80WhitePopulation diversityAccess to the riverParks
Population diversity⏐Access to the river⏐Parks
More affordable housing
Less salt on the sidewalks
More affordable housing⏐Less salt on the sidewalks⏐
Central Square supermarket
More trees
More affordable housing
Central Square supermarket⏐More trees⏐More affordable housing
High housing costs will push people out
High housing costs will push people out⏐⏐
65
10564672471
25 years or longer
Yes41-60WhiteProximity to River
Central location to Boston and rest of Cambridge
Relative quiet and low density
Proximity to River⏐Central location to Boston and rest of Cambridge⏐Relative quiet and low density
A pubA coffee shop/cafe
Improved (widened, smoothened) bike and foot path along the river.
A pub⏐A coffee shop/cafe⏐Improved (widened, smoothened) bike and foot path along the river.
⏐⏐Worsening car traffic
Crime, both theft and violent
Over-Development or otherwise squandering of the riverfront.
Worsening car traffic⏐Crime, both theft and violent⏐Over-Development or otherwise squandering of the riverfront.
What happens to the TraderJoe's/Microcenter plot should be a focal point for our efforts.
66
105646709891-10 yearsNo20-40White
the authenticity of the neighborhood
artchitecutre that its still affordable
the authenticity of the neighborhood ⏐artchitecutre ⏐that its still affordable
less crime
more affordable housing
better public transportation
less crime⏐more affordable housing⏐better public transportation
Coffee shops
neighborhood restaurants
more reliable public transportation
Coffee shops⏐neighborhood restaurants⏐more reliable public transportation
crimeincrease in rent
people designing homes that dont fit with the aesthetic of the neighborhood
crime⏐increase in rent⏐people designing homes that dont fit with the aesthetic of the neighborhood
67
105645837251-10 yearsNo20-40Asian
Variety of local businesses (hair salon, dry cleaners etc)
Many public transportation options
M
Variety of local businesses (hair salon, dry cleaners etc)⏐Many public transportation options ⏐M
More housing options More housing options ⏐⏐
Conventional grocery store (e.g. Stop and Shop)
Conventional grocery store (e.g. Stop and Shop)⏐⏐
SafetyAffordabilitySafety⏐Affordability⏐
68
105643622451-10 yearsNo20-40WhiteParksGrocery storeParks⏐Grocery store⏐⏐⏐
Grocery store closer to Mass Ave. and T stop
Grocery store closer to Mass Ave. and T stop⏐⏐
⏐⏐
69
105642949141-10 yearsNo20-40OtherBike lanes on Mass Ave.Magazine beach Trader Joe’s
Bike lanes on Mass Ave.⏐Magazine beach ⏐Trader Joe’s
Less trash strewn everywhere
Less noise from the Middle East club
Fewer drug deals that go down outside my apartment building.
Less trash strewn everywhere ⏐Less noise from the Middle East club⏐Fewer drug deals that go down outside my apartment building.
⏐⏐TrashDrugs
Noise from the Middle East club
Trash⏐Drugs ⏐Noise from the Middle East club
70
105642771331-10 yearsYes20-40WhiteNeighborhood feel
great parks/playgrounds/pools
Public library
Neighborhood feel⏐great parks/playgrounds/pools⏐Public library
⏐⏐Salon (nails/waxing)Dry cleaners/tailor
Salon (nails/waxing)⏐Dry cleaners/tailor⏐
Safety/security
Working elevator at central T stop
Safety/security⏐Working elevator at central T stop⏐
71
105642671521-10 yearsNo20-40Whiterestaurantsaccessibility to riverbike lanes
restaurants⏐accessibility to river⏐bike lanes
more bike lanesmore restaurantsmore bike lanes⏐more restaurants⏐restaurants/bars/fast casualrestaurants/bars/fast casual⏐⏐safetylightingsafety⏐lighting⏐
72
105638740951-10 yearsNo41-60WhitePeople are friendly
Good playgrounds, nice for families with kids
I always feel very safe here!
People are friendly⏐Good playgrounds, nice for families with kids⏐I always feel very safe here!
Reduce noise and air pollution from trucks (delivery, landscaping, etc.) - maybe restrict truck access to certain times of day?
Allow cars with visitor parking passes to stay for more than 48 hours - it's not adequate for things like family visits
Reduce noise and air pollution from trucks (delivery, landscaping, etc.) - maybe restrict truck access to certain times of day?⏐Allow cars with visitor parking passes to stay for more than 48 hours - it's not adequate for things like family visits⏐
More community gardens would be great! I've been on the wait list for four years.
More open space
More affordable housing, esp. pet-friendly for families.
More community gardens would be great! I've been on the wait list for four years. ⏐More open space⏐More affordable housing, esp. pet-friendly for families.
⏐⏐
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105638145431-10 yearsYes20-40WhitePlaygrounds
Access to public transportation
the community
Playgrounds⏐Access to public transportation⏐the community
Parks for active recreation (basketball or games) teen age and adult
bike paths
Coffee shops open in the weekend
Parks for active recreation (basketball or games) teen age and adult ⏐bike paths⏐Coffee shops open in the weekend
shoes, clothes shopsMovie theater
Indor play area
shoes, clothes shops⏐Movie theater⏐Indor play area
Safe neighborhoodSafe neighborhood⏐⏐
74
105630512641-10 yearsYes20-40WhiteNearby parksNice neighbors
Walkability to school and Trader Joe’s and Charles River
Nearby parks⏐Nice neighbors⏐Walkability to school and Trader Joe’s and Charles River
Slower cars
More affordable child care and camp options for days school is closed or summer vacation
More safe and separated bike lanes
Slower cars⏐More affordable child care and camp options for days school is closed or summer vacation⏐More safe and separated bike lanes
A better middle school that is not Amigos
Community bike shop that does repairs
More afforable and family day cares
A better middle school that is not Amigos⏐Community bike shop that does repairs⏐More afforable and family day cares
Losing diversity because housing is too expensive
Flooding from climate change
Cars and trucks driving too fast and the wrong direction on streets like Henry Street - feels dangerous with kids
Losing diversity because housing is too expensive⏐Flooding from climate change⏐Cars and trucks driving too fast and the wrong direction on streets like Henry Street - feels dangerous with kids
Cars driving too fast and the wrong way I’m streets like Henry Street feels very dangerous for kids
75
105629545361-10 yearsYes41-60WhiteMorse school
Neighborhood, family feel
Proximity to the river, T and Boston
Morse school ⏐Neighborhood, family feel⏐Proximity to the river, T and Boston
Higher performing school system
Less concern about safety and crime. There have been crimes and concerning incidents thid year
Affordable single family homes
Higher performing school system⏐Less concern about safety and crime. There have been crimes and concerning incidents thid year⏐Affordable single family homes
Coffee shop and restaurants in mid cport
More trees
Better bike lanes
Coffee shop and restaurants in mid cport⏐More trees ⏐Better bike lanes
Schools SafetySchools ⏐Safety⏐
76
1056284389911-25 yearsNo41-60WhiteGreen spacesPlaygroundsSpace by the river
Green spaces⏐Playgrounds⏐Space by the river
Better maintained parks (less junk toys left)
Continuing to clean up Central Square
Better maintained parks (less junk toys left)⏐Continuing to clean up Central Square⏐
Places for tweens to hang out outside
Google Fiber!
Places for tweens to hang out outside⏐Google Fiber!⏐
Criminal activity
Speeding cars through neighborhoods
Criminal activity ⏐Speeding cars through neighborhoods⏐
77
10562842343
25 years or longer
Yes41-60WhiteParksGallery263
Local businesses ie: Gallery263, etc.
Parks⏐Gallery263⏐Local businesses ie: Gallery263, etc.
Affordable HousingAffordable Housing⏐⏐⏐⏐
Traffic Build up (end of Pearl St & feeding side streets to Granite)
Parking
Traffic Build up (end of Pearl St & feeding side streets to Granite)⏐Parking⏐
78
1056163917911-25 yearsYes41-60AsianNo tall buildingsFamily-friendlyLots of parks
No tall buildings⏐Family-friendly⏐Lots of parks
Preventing people from driving quickly on residential streets
Knowing your neighbors better
Better schools
Preventing people from driving quickly on residential streets⏐Knowing your neighbors better⏐Better schools
Place for neighbors to swap and share items in good condition (like the little libraries, but for other things)
Recycling center for electronics, fabric, etc.
Place for neighbors to swap and share items in good condition (like the little libraries, but for other things)⏐Recycling center for electronics, fabric, etc.⏐
Gentrification
A sense of disconnect from neighbors
Gentrification⏐A sense of disconnect from neighbors⏐
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105609405291-10 yearsYes20-40WhiteNice neighbors
Quiet neighborhood, but not far from Central, BU area, etc.
Lots of parks
Nice neighbors⏐Quiet neighborhood, but not far from Central, BU area, etc. ⏐Lots of parks
Better traffic at the BU Bridge roundabout
Less traffic noise from the Turnpike across the water (maybe the rerouting will improve this?)
Better traffic at the BU Bridge roundabout⏐Less traffic noise from the Turnpike across the water (maybe the rerouting will improve this?) ⏐
A coffee shop/bakery besides Starbucks
A coffee shop/bakery besides Starbucks ⏐⏐
That TJ's may one day leave
That TJ's may one day leave⏐⏐
80
105600421771-10 yearsYes20-40Other
Diversity (because of the public housing in the neighborhood)
Great playgrounds for kids
Walkable
Diversity (because of the public housing in the neighborhood)⏐Great playgrounds for kids⏐Walkable
Re-instituting rent control in cambridge (obviously not a neighborhood association issue but I would love to see the association voicing the need for it!)
Better sidewalk shoveling/smoother sidewalks
Re-instituting rent control in cambridge (obviously not a neighborhood association issue but I would love to see the association voicing the need for it!)⏐Better sidewalk shoveling/smoother sidewalks⏐
A bar
Community center with indoor play space for children during winter
A bar⏐Community center with indoor play space for children during winter⏐
Families of color are less likely to be able to afford to live here- we need more affordable family housing for low and middle income families
Pedestrian/bike safety (cars speeding)
What's happening with the old star market building?
Families of color are less likely to be able to afford to live here- we need more affordable family housing for low and middle income families⏐Pedestrian/bike safety (cars speeding)⏐What's happening with the old star market building?
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105596383021-10 yearsYes41-60WhiteParksProximity to river
My kids school community at Morse
Parks⏐Proximity to river⏐My kids school community at Morse
a few little cafes/eateries
more community activities
less rats
a few little cafes/eateries ⏐more community activities⏐less rats
coffee shops/eateries that have sustainability
Community garden is a nice idea (especially if for flowers and plants instead of just vegetables)
community events that occur other places besides magazine beach and Dana Park...something in the heart of the residential community
coffee shops/eateries that have sustainability⏐Community garden is a nice idea (especially if for flowers and plants instead of just vegetables)⏐community events that occur other places besides magazine beach and Dana Park...something in the heart of the residential community
affordability (and that Cport is NOT affordable)
families leaving and therefore jeopardizing a tighter community bc they cannot afford to buy/rent
loss of diversity...and that community will continue to morph into rich white people only
affordability (and that Cport is NOT affordable) ⏐families leaving and therefore jeopardizing a tighter community bc they cannot afford to buy/rent⏐loss of diversity...and that community will continue to morph into rich white people only
Affordable housing is a MUST in cambridgeport and if building is required to make this happen then I support that. I am not suggesting to tear down homes, but spaces like the TJ's lot or other larger spaces up for grabs should be utilized to their fullest extent
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1055947373811-25 yearsYes20-40WhiteParksGood neighborsImproved playgrounds
Parks⏐Good neighbors⏐Improved playgrounds
More cafes Bike safety
Neighborhood festival!
More cafes ⏐Bike safety⏐Neighborhood festival!
A bakery/bagel shop that's open EVERY WEEKEND
Community gargen
A bakery/bagel shop that's open EVERY WEEKEND⏐Community gargen⏐
Recent safety issues - girls being grabbed at CSquare
Bike safety
Recent safety issues - girls being grabbed at CSquare⏐Bike safety⏐
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105591431381-10 yearsYes41-60WhiteNeighborhood parks
Walkable access to grocery stores
Tree canopy
Neighborhood parks⏐Walkable access to grocery stores⏐Tree canopy
Better ped and bike access to the river; better bike path along the river (at BU bridge area)
More locally owned businesses, especially along Putnam and River
Large truck and car restrictions on many residential streets
Better ped and bike access to the river; better bike path along the river (at BU bridge area)⏐More locally owned businesses, especially along Putnam and River⏐Large truck and car restrictions on many residential streets
Community gardens
dentist, pediatrician, and clinic (closer to Putnam and River)
Kayak and canoe rental from magazine beach and a protected bike path into central
Community gardens⏐dentist, pediatrician, and clinic (closer to Putnam and River)⏐Kayak and canoe rental from magazine beach and a protected bike path into central
Cars speeding on small residential roads
Persistently vacant retail
Lack of safe bike network from river to central square and along Putnam
Cars speeding on small residential roads⏐Persistently vacant retail ⏐Lack of safe bike network from river to central square and along Putnam
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1055861213411-25 yearsYes61-80WhiteSafetyCleanlinessSafety⏐Cleanliness⏐Ticketing For TrashHouse Party Noise
Ticketing for illegal parking-None Dead End St
Ticketing For Trash⏐House Party Noise⏐Ticketing for illegal parking-None Dead End St
⏐⏐CleanlinessNoise
College Kids
Cleanliness⏐Noise⏐College Kids
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10557378229
25 years or longer
Yes61-80WhiteDiversity of residents
Convenience of public transportation
Shopping, restaurants and cultural sites
Diversity of residents⏐Convenience of public transportation⏐Shopping, restaurants and cultural sites
Liquor license for Trader Joe's
Upkeep for all Cport sidewalks & better drainage on Pearl St
More street trees
Liquor license for Trader Joe's⏐Upkeep for all Cport sidewalks & better drainage on Pearl St⏐More street trees
bread bakerybread bakery⏐⏐
Too many overhead cables, cellphone transmitters & electrical transformers on utility poles
Utility companies not required to notify or get permission of abutters before installing equipment outside residences
Too many overhead cables, cellphone transmitters & electrical transformers on utility poles ⏐Utility companies not required to notify or get permission of abutters before installing equipment outside residences⏐
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10557261572
25 years or longer
Yes61-80Whitewalkable streetsfriendly neighbors
human-scale buildings (except for new bldgs in Central Square)
walkable streets⏐friendly neighbors⏐human-scale buildings (except for new bldgs in Central Square)
more working class and non-white families
much better bus service, such as #47
more homeless people in homes
more working class and non-white families⏐much better bus service, such as #47⏐more homeless people in homes
grocery store (Supermarkets (with variable price ranges) with easy access by foot, cycle, car and bus)
Parks for active recreation (basketball or games) teen age and adult
trees
grocery store (Supermarkets (with variable price ranges) with easy access by foot, cycle, car and bus)⏐Parks for active recreation (basketball or games) teen age and adult⏐trees
• that the rents and home buying prices have skyrocketed so that artists and working families no longer can afford the area
• that former studio space, such as warehouses, have been converted to condos
• that this neighborhood has become so economically divided that it is a place for privileged owners and poor public housing renters
• that the rents and home buying prices have skyrocketed so that artists and working families no longer can afford the area⏐• that former studio space, such as warehouses, have been converted to condos⏐• that this neighborhood has become so economically divided that it is a place for privileged owners and poor public housing renters
• LOTS more trees need to be maintained and planted and not removed
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10557191023
25 years or longer
Yes61-80WhiteInteresting housing stockMagazine Beach
Trader Joe's and Whole Foods
Interesting housing stock⏐Magazine Beach⏐Trader Joe's and Whole Foods
More trees
return of If This House Could Talk annual event
outdoor summer movie screenings in parks
More trees⏐return of If This House Could Talk annual event⏐outdoor summer movie screenings in parks
walking groups for retireestiny houses
garden center like the old Mahoney's
walking groups for retirees⏐tiny houses⏐garden center like the old Mahoney's
future flooding
future development of Trader Joe's parcel?
crime spikes (break-ins, bicycle theft)
future flooding⏐future development of Trader Joe's parcel?⏐crime spikes (break-ins, bicycle theft)
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105569062091-10 yearsYes41-60AsianFamily friendly parksFamily friendly parks⏐⏐⏐⏐⏐⏐⏐⏐
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10556874113
25 years or longer
Yes41-60OtherDana ParkMorse SchoolRiverside Press Park
Dana Park⏐Morse School⏐Riverside Press Park
Bus transportation from southern Cambridgeport to Harvard Square
More frequent service from southern Cambridgeport to Central Square
Better maintenance of public parks
Bus transportation from southern Cambridgeport to Harvard Square⏐More frequent service from southern Cambridgeport to Central Square⏐Better maintenance of public parks
A good coffee house open 7 days a week
More shade trees in parks
A public shuttle similar to MIT and Harvard for shopping
A good coffee house open 7 days a week⏐More shade trees in parks⏐A public shuttle similar to MIT and Harvard for shopping
Affordability for families
Lack of desire for development where it makes sense (eg Microcenter upzoning)
Flood potential due to rising sea levels
Affordability for families⏐Lack of desire for development where it makes sense (eg Microcenter upzoning)⏐Flood potential due to rising sea levels
90
10555909243
25 years or longer
Yes61-80WhiteStores that are walkable
Ease of access to public transportation
Single to three family homes that create a warm and supportive neighborhood
Stores that are walkable ⏐Ease of access to public transportation ⏐Single to three family homes that create a warm and supportive neighborhood
Walking or neighborhood police who get to know the people and area
Better crossing signage and enforcement of speed and stop signs
Preventing over building and increasing building heights
Walking or neighborhood police who get to know the people and area⏐Better crossing signage and enforcement of speed and stop signs ⏐Preventing over building and increasing building heights
Community garden with open space
Community/ neighborhood centers
Average priced grocery store/coffee shop
Community garden with open space⏐Community/ neighborhood centers⏐Average priced grocery store/coffee shop
Grid lock traffic putting people at risk of emergent care is needed as well as just being able to get out of neighborhood in any type of mode
That high rises will overrun the sky causing lack of sunshine, open green areas so rain can’t be absorbed, and massive traffic
All though it’s nice to say that housing will be built so anybody wo wants to live here can, that is not realistic.increasing density is not always the way to go
Grid lock traffic putting people at risk of emergent care is needed as well as just being able to get out of neighborhood in any type of mode⏐That high rises will overrun the sky causing lack of sunshine, open green areas so rain can’t be absorbed, and massive traffic ⏐All though it’s nice to say that housing will be built so anybody wo wants to live here can, that is not realistic.increasing density is not always the way to go
Community must remain . MIT must be kept in check , as well as any other developer. Wouldn’t I like to have water front property to see the beautiful river and skyline but that is not to be when our city council gives it all away to the big spenders
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1055563541111-25 yearsYes41-60White
Walkability and public transportation options
City EventsFarmers Markets
Walkability and public transportation options⏐City Events⏐Farmers Markets
better litter pickup AND sidewalk cleaning, especially in Central Square
less empty storefronts
municipal broadband
better litter pickup AND sidewalk cleaning, especially in Central Square⏐less empty storefronts ⏐municipal broadband
more food store options
exercise facilities, large skating rinks
bike path
more food store options ⏐exercise facilities, large skating rinks⏐bike path
littering
homelessness / substance abuse / safety
noise
littering⏐homelessness / substance abuse / safety⏐noise
92
1055549808211-25 yearsYes41-60WhiteParks
Trader Joe’s / Whole Foods
Magazine Beach
Parks⏐Trader Joe’s / Whole Foods⏐Magazine Beach
Improving Magazine Beach
A restaurant (like River Gods)
Improve Alberico Park
Improving Magazine Beach⏐A restaurant (like River Gods)⏐Improve Alberico Park
More community gardens
Bakery open on the weekends
More community gardens ⏐Bakery open on the weekends ⏐
SafetySafety
The need for more Affordable housing
Safety⏐Safety⏐The need for more Affordable housing
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10555398899
25 years or longer
Yes41-60Whitesidewalks for walkingtrees
close proximity--obviously this is something that won't change
sidewalks for walking⏐trees⏐close proximity--obviously this is something that won't change
more trees and better care of exisiting ones
no more new development
less traffic cutting through streets
more trees and better care of exisiting ones ⏐no more new development⏐less traffic cutting through streets
plant more trees
more green space/parks
computer repair shop sounds great but small without parking lot
plant more trees⏐more green space/parks⏐computer repair shop sounds great but small without parking lot
too much traffic cutting through neighborhood
idling cars and air pollution
noise
too much traffic cutting through neighborhood⏐idling cars and air pollution⏐noise
too many people, cars, traffic--feeling too congested
94
1055501587711-25 yearsYes61-80White
Attractive neighborhood, close to both the T and the Pike.
Densely settled with single and multifamily houses.
Has pretty clear boundaries, makes it cohesive.
Attractive neighborhood, close to both the T and the Pike.⏐Densely settled with single and multifamily houses.⏐Has pretty clear boundaries, makes it cohesive.
⏐⏐⏐⏐⏐⏐
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1055479936611-25 yearsYes41-60WhiteProximity (to everything).Human scaleCommunity
Proximity (to everything).⏐Human scale⏐Community
More entertainment (e.g., a decent bar/eatery at Pearl and Putnam).
Doing something with the parking lot at TJ's/MicroCenter
Better/easier connections to the River, and making Magazine Beach a destination (and making it an active watefront (see, point 1 - more entertainment).
More entertainment (e.g., a decent bar/eatery at Pearl and Putnam).⏐Doing something with the parking lot at TJ's/MicroCenter⏐Better/easier connections to the River, and making Magazine Beach a destination (and making it an active watefront (see, point 1 - more entertainment).
See previous pointsSee previous points⏐⏐
Flooding (climate change).
Loss of diversity (in its various dimensions).
House fires.
Flooding (climate change).⏐Loss of diversity (in its various dimensions).⏐House fires.
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1055475169111-25 yearsYes41-60White
Green space, ie parks, playgrounds
Neighborhood feelSmall businesses
Green space, ie parks, playgrounds⏐Neighborhood feel⏐Small businesses
Coffee/tea shopsMore trees
Small businesses
Coffee/tea shops⏐More trees⏐Small businesses
Coffee/tea shopsRestaurants
Gift shops
Coffee/tea shops⏐Restaurants⏐Gift shops
Safety for my young children
The cost of housing
Loss of diversity
Safety for my young children⏐The cost of housing⏐Loss of diversity
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105547270531-10 yearsYes41-60WhiteQuiet 1-way side streetsSo many treesSo many playgrounds
Quiet 1-way side streets⏐So many trees⏐So many playgrounds
A restaurant or 2 besides Starbucks & bitsuteki
Light at Memorial & Magazine for left hand turn
Traffic control at bu bridge rotary for safety
A restaurant or 2 besides Starbucks & bitsuteki⏐Light at Memorial & Magazine for left hand turn⏐Traffic control at bu bridge rotary for safety
Restaurant/bar(s)Restaurant/bar(s)⏐⏐Traffic at rotary
Water rising due to climate change
Increase in stolen packages/crimes
Traffic at rotary⏐Water rising due to climate change⏐Increase in stolen packages/crimes
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1055472383611-25 yearsYes41-60White
a real sense of community. People are nice and know each other
Many great and large trees
Great parks
a real sense of community. People are nice and know each other ⏐Many great and large trees⏐Great parks
Fewer cars
More interesting and varied places to eat and drink
More affordable housing to keep people with a wide range of incomes
Fewer cars⏐More interesting and varied places to eat and drink⏐More affordable housing to keep people with a wide range of incomes
Weekend coffee/breakfast options
Great protected bike lanes on every road
Good pubs
Weekend coffee/breakfast options⏐Great protected bike lanes on every road⏐Good pubs
Soulless corporate housing for people who don’t really live here
Take over by rich assholes
Getting run over by a big truck walking or biking
Soulless corporate housing for people who don’t really live here⏐Take over by rich assholes⏐Getting run over by a big truck walking or biking
Can’t wait to see where this goes
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1055471090611-25 yearsYes41-60WhiteDana parkMicrocenterBussesDana park⏐Microcenter⏐BussesNo bullies on b-ball courtsMore water fountains
More BARS
No bullies on b-ball courts⏐More water fountains⏐More BARS
Bars (so sad about River Gods)
More corner stores
Bars (so sad about River Gods)⏐More corner stores⏐
No bars. Sad.
Erie St. Flour should get a liquor license.
No bars. Sad.⏐Erie St. Flour should get a liquor license.⏐
100
105546943611-10 yearsYes41-60White
Diversity - racially, culturally, enthnically, socio-economically
Family friendly neighborhood with good schools
Relatively quiet ...but getting worse
Diversity - racially, culturally, enthnically, socio-economically⏐Family friendly neighborhood with good schools ⏐Relatively quiet ...but getting worse
More trees to slow down cars, clean the air, reduce flooding
20 mph zone in all streets - this is a dense area with many kids and we need cars to go slow
Utility lines underground- this can be done - prioritize it for health long term
More trees to slow down cars, clean the air, reduce flooding ⏐20 mph zone in all streets - this is a dense area with many kids and we need cars to go slow⏐Utility lines underground- this can be done - prioritize it for health long term
Community space for people to gather around topics - city should reserve new modern space
More neighborhood street gatherings for people to meet one another by street
Cleaning up central square drug use and homelessness- look at Harvard Sq vs Central. Priorities clear??
Community space for people to gather around topics - city should reserve new modern space ⏐More neighborhood street gatherings for people to meet one another by street ⏐Cleaning up central square drug use and homelessness- look at Harvard Sq vs Central. Priorities clear??
Speeding /safety- the most deaths in city are from cars - prioritize safety here and enforce it. Before more people die
Zoning reducing space requirements (means putting 2nd house in backyard) and putting houses closer together or more high rises - more has proven to not lower rents long term in research
New eversource energy plant will be a health hazard - it’s proven by research
Speeding /safety- the most deaths in city are from cars - prioritize safety here and enforce it. Before more people die⏐Zoning reducing space requirements (means putting 2nd house in backyard) and putting houses closer together or more high rises - more has proven to not lower rents long term in research ⏐New eversource energy plant will be a health hazard - it’s proven by research
Cambridge should be know for specific things all over the world: 1) diverse inclusive and equity focused city, 2) world class education institutions including k-12, 3) family friendly (no speeding, safety zones everywhere, low crime), 4) rich culture - music, dance, arts 5) beautiful- gardens, tree canopy, parks. These should drive action across the city and priorities
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