Jon Stephenson

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Commented on Envision Concord 1 year, 3 months ago
I was waiting for the train in West Concord the other day and noticed that when the express train runs through and you are sitting by second crossing you can barely hear the bells at the intersection... There is no blockage for the second track crossing and no bell... This is a massive safety hazard
Commented on Envision Concord 1 year, 3 months ago
Also - I was just in Vail for a few days and while I was there they had fun competitions for the kids which incorporated running, mountain biking and tubing along the river through town... Something like that emphasizes to children the importance of getting outside and being active (instead of playing video games)... Why not sponsor activities like this for the kids
Commented on Envision Concord 1 year, 3 months ago
This one is random... One of the things that I love about this town which was why I moved back after growing up here is the abundance of outdoor activity options and the rich history. There so many ways to interconnect trails in this town and many beautiful streets abutting famous historical sites. There are also a # of people who love being active and enjoy these trails and roads... Lots of towns sponsor half marathons and other distance runs. Why not host either a half marathon trail which incorporates some of the historical sites, or a trail run which connects some of the beautiful land around town... We could use any proceeds to invest back into the town's infrastructure and continue fostering an outdoor lifestyle...
Commented on Envision Concord 1 year, 3 months ago
I would love this as I trail run all the time. Currently you can connect the Old Rifle Range, to the Rail Trail, to White Pond and back up onto the land behind Verrill Farm. It would be nice to be able to connect the Rifle Range with the conservation land on the other side as well...
Commented on Envision Concord 1 year, 3 months ago
and a sidewalk along Harrington Ave would be nice - especially if there were a bridge connecting the two areas - then kids could bike safely along that section of road to the bridge...
Supported a comment by Andy Smith on Envision Concord 1 year, 3 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!