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Old 06-29-2013, 09:25 AM
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Used mapfrappe.com to do a little sketching of what it would be like if Boston had L.A.'s public transportation lines. L.A. being much more spread out, it makes sense that the city has more widespread geographic coverage, but I think Boston could use some of that to connect the Greater Boston area better, serve under-served neighborhoods of the city, and benefit the city and metro overall. Here are some of the rough sketches I did. Click to enlarge.

FYI I can't rotate the outlines on the Boston maps, so they follow the LA routes literally. We'd have to use our imaginations to see how these routes would make even more sense in Boston.

Kendall Square to Downtown Brockton (L.A. Blue Line)

The Park at River's Edge/Malden to Lawrence (L.A. Blue Line)
Attachment 113889

Codman Square to Wonderland [via Forest Hills and Chestnut Hill] (L.A. Gold Line)
Attachment 113890

Forest Hills to Framingham (L.A. Green Line)
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Field's Corner to Chestnut Hill (L.A. Red Line)
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Airport to Arlington Center (L.A. Red Line)
Attachment 113893

Copley Square to Route 60/McLean Hospital (L.A. Red Line)
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Hyde Park to Braintree (L.A. Red Line)
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Savin Hill to Brook Farm via Mattapan Square (L.A. Expo Line)Attachment 113896

Powder House Square to Waltham Center (L.A. Expo Line)
Attachment 113897

Copley Square to I-95/Rt-129 Junction Reading/Wakefield (L.A. Bus 204)
Attachment 113898

South Station to Rt. 128 Randolph (L.A. Bus 204)
Attachment 113899

Quincy Center to Brockton (L.A. Bus 204)
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Rt 140 Franklin to Downtown Framingham (L.A. Bus Line 204)
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South Station to Rt 9 Natick (L.A. Bus Line 33)
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Norwood Center to Hingham (L.A. Bus Line 33)
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Beverly to I-95/Rt 38 Junction Woburn (L.A. Bus Line 33)
Attachment 113904

Wonderland to Weston (L.A. Bus Line 33)
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Dudley Square to West Natick (L.A. Bus Line 33)
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Walpole to South Weymouth (L.A. Bus Line 33)
Rough Sketches -- If Boston had L.A. Public Transportation-picture-46.png

Any input, thoughts, etc. Please
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