Last night I attended the first public roundup for the CityMAP project. Haven’t heard of it? Well, neither had I until 72 hours ago. Turns out it’s a framework for traffic mitigation and neighborhood revitalization that’s been put together for the past 15 months based on input from people who know about traffic and neighboring residents. So far, it’s unlike the crony-driven Preston Center plan. CityMAP is based more on research than avarice.
And … oh my … is there research. There’s a 15-page summary for the kiddies or the 351-page doorstop for the minutia-driven.
Guess what I read? Yup. Both. What can I say, I need more fiber in my diet.
Before I get too far in, don’t expect a bloodbath from me. There’s only one plan component that I question and just one scenario I think is totally doolally … but it’s the internet, so I have to tease you into reading more.