Ann Sussman

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Supported a comment by Todd Kokoszka on Envision Concord 1 year, 3 months ago
Todd Kokoszka
Fully support 25 mph throughout Concord. Our community should be for families as opposed to those who drive through it on their commute.
Supported a comment by Judith Hill on Envision Concord 1 year, 3 months ago
Judith Hill
We won't stop people from commuting through Concord but we can slow them down so they pay attention and are more aware of the crosswalks.
Commented on Envision Concord 1 year, 3 months ago
Concord needs to make safe walking + biking a priority; this means more sidewalks + bike lanes + lower speed limits throughout town (25 mph max). (Lexington, Arlington, Cambridge have already done this.) It shouldn't be so scary going from one side of town to the other on foot or bike! Concord needs to make sure its planning is around people and public physical + social health - not around cars (the driving concern in the 20th century) (Ask, what would Thoreau do?!) It needs to look what other communities have done to make their planning less car-centric (like Copenhagen!) Concord also need to do more 'evidence-based' design, copying prototypes that worked well in other communities both here and abroad, and importing them. It also needs to engage in post-occupancy evaluation of completed plans + developments; assessing how well a new project turned out so the town can learn from its best practices + avoid mistakes. This doesn't seem to happen much now and it shows; the quality of most recent new commercial and public buildings in town is lower than in the past. The future of design and planning will be data-driven with key metrics gleaned from measuring the positive or negative human experience of place; we need to get ready for that now!
Supported a comment by Joseph Stein on Envision Concord 1 year, 3 months ago
Joseph Stein
Place a annual cap on the number of properties purchased by developers. Developers are slowly eating away at town character with outsized McMansions - all in the name of profit.
Supported a comment by Bill Montague on Envision Concord 1 year, 3 months ago
Bill Montague
Ask the Select Board to communicate with the retailers find out how to support them.
Supported a comment by Bill Montague on Envision Concord 1 year, 3 months ago
Bill Montague
Make Downtown Concord free parking to encourage walk in traffic is what is lacking now.