Betsy Olsson-Mackowski



August, 2017

Betsy Olsson-Mackowski's projects

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Supported a comment by Ruthy Bennett on Envision Concord 5 years, 8 months ago
Ruthy Bennett
Bike/pedestrian crossing at route 2, so people can easily travel to both sides of town, especially school aged kids riding their bikes.
Supported a comment by Joseph Stein on Envision Concord 5 years, 8 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 Kemeza on Envision Concord 5 years, 8 months ago
Bill Kemeza
Concord Center, seems to be losing its vitality as shops close.

A significant way to address this is to make the center itself an experience. Walking, lingering, having commodious places to sit, to eat, to talk. Imagine places where our restaurants could have tables outside. Our stores could have displays where folks could take their time.

Consider widening the sidewalks on the Milldam and Walden street by getting rid of street parking. With signage, direct cars to our parking lots (and negotiate more spaces from private sources) to offset the loss of on-street parking.

The current traffic lanes would remain.
Supported a comment by Andy Smith on Envision Concord 5 years, 8 months ago
Andy Smith
Provide a pedestrian bridge to connect Cousins Park with Harrington Park. This would have a huge impact in connecting the two neighborhoods.
Supported a comment by Andy Smith on Envision Concord 5 years, 8 months ago
Andy Smith
I think it makes a lot of sense. Our two main options for crossing the river are Main St. to the west and Pine St. to the east. In the middle is a vibrant hub of Thoreau Elementary and two strong neighborhoods that would be strengthened even more by a physical pedestrian connection. It could also be seen as a way to connect the community gardens with Marshall Farm. I think we should really push this idea to our community leaders!
Supported a comment by Jon Stephenson on Envision Concord 5 years, 8 months ago
Jon Stephenson
I have two young kids on that side of West Concord who will be eventually going to Thoreau... I want them to be active and consider biking to school but would be extremely nervous about them biking on the main roads. Having a bridge connecting those areas would prevent them from having to bike on busy roads to school... there are a ton of kids in my neighborhood