Lydia Lodynsky

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Supported a comment by Nate Kemp on Envision Concord 1 year, 7 months ago
Nate Kemp
Nextdoor.com has several separate "neighborhood groups" in the East Concord area that are interconnected (some with Bedford too) and have been used actively as a bulletin board for everything from garage sales to inquiries about the best plumbers.
Supported a comment by Judith Hill on Envision Concord 1 year, 7 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.
Supported a comment by Ann Sussman on Envision Concord 1 year, 7 months ago
Ann Sussman
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 Lori Pazaris on Envision Concord 1 year, 8 months ago
Lori Pazaris
Our open space provides value not only to residents but to the entire region. It is difficult to place monetary value on the preservation of open space and other natural resources because it serves a number of purposes that fit the category "quality of life", namely recreation, inspiration and healing, but open space, plays a critical role in modulation of climate extremes such as extreme storms (e.g. flood control) and preservation of small water cycles (e.g. flood mitigation), providing wildlife habitat, and protecting important ecosystems. Open space supports and protects life.
Supported a comment by Bob Andrews on Envision Concord 1 year, 8 months ago
Bob Andrews
I very much enjoy the diverse conservation land and town forest that exists in Concord. I walk frequently in these areas. I also enjoy the Beede Center, especially in cold weather when I prefer not to walk outside. I enjoy going to the playgrounds with my grandchildren, especially Rideout. I have enjoyed riding my bike on the Bruce Freeman Trail where it has been completed and am looking forward to its completion in Concord. Although I am in my eighties I still like both walking and riding my bike. I do not need to see a lot of expansion of what exists for recreational areas. I just want reassurance that they will remain available and will be maintained, leaving in place as much of the natural ecosystems as possible.
Supported a comment by Christine Gerzon on Envision Concord 1 year, 8 months ago
Christine Gerzon
Please devise a management plan for open spaces that includes rangers who patrol our conservation land and educate people about the importance of respecting wildlife and the land itself. The program at White Pond was very successful and needs to be continued especially with the bike trail construction. Since Concord is a tourist town and thousands of people visit our conservation land, the town must have a plan in place to ensure the preservation and protection of these lands. I am also in favor of dog walking restrictions so that dogs do not run freely through the woods disturbing wildlife and other visitors. Many conservation areas in other towns already have stricter regulations than we do. The dog owners have been vocal but please remember there are also many of us who are in favor of reasonable limits. A dog park also seems like a logical solution.