Brian Foulds

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Commented on Envision Concord 1 year, 5 months ago
Autonomous minibus are being tried in many cities. They flexible route planning so you can request one when you need it and get dropped off at our destination. https://www.citylab.com/life/2016/12/meet-the-high-tech-buses-of-tomorrow/509417/
Supported a comment by Edie Lipinski on Envision Concord 1 year, 5 months ago
Edie Lipinski
A neighborhood bus service would be a wonderful asset to the town. I live on Annursnac Hill and would love to be able to get into the town center and to West Concord center without a car. In the summer I ride my bike, 2.5 miles, but it's not possible once the snow comes. Lexington has Lexpress, a fixed route neighborhood mini-bus service operated by the town with six different routes all ending up in the town center. Is this something we could consider for Concord? Other stops could include Walden Pond and Emerson Hospital.
Commented on Envision Concord 1 year, 5 months ago
More housing like Concord Riverwalk. Good for empty nesters or young families. Well insulated and energy efficient. Checkout "The McKnight Lane Redevelopment Project" in VT. Affordable Housing that is cheap to operate in a cold climate. https://www.cleanegroup.org/webinar/mcknight-lane-updates/
Supported a comment by Bill Montague on Envision Concord 1 year, 5 months ago
Bill Montague
Small one family homes. On a heated slab foundation, with a deep two car garage for storage, right off the kitchen, to make it easy to shop and bring your groceries in. Then the kitchen would be large family room with dinning table in the same room Perhaps with a fireplace for warmth and comfort. One bathroom. Perhaps 3 bedrooms. One can be used as an office if you like. Newley weds would be able to afford it. It could easily support 2 children. When we get older we could move into such a nice comfortable small home, with neighbors like us. No steps to fall on hence no basement. The fireplace needs a cold air inlet as the smoke filled air goes up the chimney it needs outside air to enter. The clean out door in the bottom of the fire place to have cold air come in. The hearth needs to be at least 12 -16" high so the clean out ceramic liner for the clean out can be accessed from he outside. You could have an ash pit or ash barrel for the ashes. You will find the fire place in winter to be just "The most tolerable third party ", Henry David Thoreau. Concord is the Farmland of the Soul, plant yourself hear, then watch yourself grown, like Emerson and Thoreau. Bill Montague
Supported a comment by Nick Pappas on Envision Concord 1 year, 6 months ago
Nick Pappas
you know, an effective intra-town bus could help reduce the need for parking. In the context of sustainability, it might make sense to have a goal of reducing the number of cars owned by residents. A good bus service would support a goal like that. It seems silly that our family car is the only practical choice I have for running errands to the town center that is 2.5 miles away.
Supported a comment by S Irza on Envision Concord 1 year, 7 months ago
S Irza
Sidewalks on Cottage Street in West Concord are way overdue. Even with out sidewalks people do walk on this busy street which has no shoulders. With Bruce Freeman Rail Trail coming in, giving Cottage St pedestrian connectivity makes even more sense.