Bjorn Poonen

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Cambridge, MA

Joined

November, 2013

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Commented on 325 Binney Street 2 weeks, 5 days ago
There is an increasing level of light pollution from new development in Kendall Square. Any additional lighting should be sensitive to the fact that there are a large number of residents living in Kendall Square and adjoining neighborhoods such as East Cambridge, and they need to sleep. Therefore, new lighting should be directed downward and should be dimmed after 11pm or so.
Commented on 325 Binney Street 2 weeks, 5 days ago
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Commented on 325 Binney Street 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Walking along the path
Followed 325 Binney Street 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Commented on 325 Binney Street 2 weeks, 5 days ago
By walking
Commented on Broad Canal Subdistrict Zoning & Development 1 year ago
Don't cover up the canal! A new bridge across the canal would be only for show - it would not shorten anyone's walking time by even a full minute - so it would be better not to divide the canal in two. For the same reason, initiatives that partially fill in the canal, like a floating restaurant, should be avoided. Most cities (look at Providence, for example) these days are doing the opposite, enhancing the beauty of the city by uncovering the rivers that they had once paved over.