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We have other priorities, like making sure every space in every parking lot is scraped down to the pavement. Pedestrians can wait until May for nature to take its course.

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My 57 bus couldn't pull into Kenmore this morning, so we were all dropped off to the Commonwealth Hotel side but we had to climb up over the snow banks. But don't worry, the roads were clear and salted so no motorist was inconvenienced.

Honestly, if the city is only going to plow the roads and private property owners, along with the city, are going to continue to drag their feet with shoveling sidewalks, they are just going to be dealing with more and more pedestrians walking in the street.

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Elderly and handicapped getting back out on dry walkways in a timely manner - a priority. First responders making it to them in vehicles if an emergency happens before that time - even higher priority.

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Then we should have a congestion toll immediately. And also start charging big bucks for parking permits. And triple the gas tax. We should be doing everything possible to get drivers off the road, because those drivers are the ones that are slowing down first responders.

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No clue really what you are talking about practically speaking in terms of snow storms. But it is the case that roadways are cleared before walkways for the reason I gave and I agree with it.

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I don't get it.

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Sidewalks, crosswalks and bus stops? Not so much.

How exactly are those with limited mobility supposed to use the bus on those cleared roads if they can't board the bus, let alone get there safely?

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You can't use a bus if you can't get on or off of it.

Oh, and people without cars pay taxes, too.

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Its a bad storm. Things get delayed. Look out for your friends and family and co workers who might need help in times like this. Shit happens, deal with it.

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I can send a front loader to make sure you have similar issues getting into your car.

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I think it is time to rename this website. Is www.universalwhine.com available?

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It would mean that you would have a massive platform for your ceaseless whining.

Reactionary triggered snowflake that you are.

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Thanks for the reply Michelle Robinson.

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That's just more whining.

You think you are clever but everything you post says otherwise. She's living rent free in your head, son.

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Parking lots? As in city owned, or private?

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Removing snow all the way to the curb would unclog the storm drain. It would also make on-street parking fully available.

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Egad! A storm drain hasn't been cleared off an hour later! Temps went up to 40, the horror! Round up the usual Hysterical Suspects! They'll tell you how this proves everything they always say.

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"i had to step over a puddle!"

"i got snow in my pants!"

"we had to get off the bus in a different spot!"

"the cars have nice plowed roads with salt!"

its called a snowstorm, deal with it or move to florida

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Its sad that you have such little empathy for people other than you.

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How could anyone step over the puddle in the video? Giant puddles like that at curb cuts all over the city indicate that the either the storm drains are clogged or the road is not graded properly--both things an ordinary city denizen can't fix.

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You should have heard the wailing and crying from the drivers at work because one parking lot wasn't plowed in time and they had to go around to the other parking lot.

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Go ahead. Preferably your right one so you can't have any hope of driving, either. Break your leg and see how well your privileged arse gets around.

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FWIW, I broke my right leg and drove left-footed. It really isn't a big deal.

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Western Masshole? You drove down a straight road from parking lot to parking lot like that?

Okeydokey.

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No idea what you're talking about

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Beverly Street is near North Station where I work. Not the West End. You must be one of those Newbies who lives in one of the luxury units above the puddle.

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You must be one of those "old bostonians" who become agitated and terrified at the very prospect of reading a map.

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Umm no... this street is decidedly part of the West End.

"The West End is... bounded generally by Cambridge Street to the south, the Charles River to the west and northwest, North Washington Street on the north and northeast, and New Sudbury Street on the east"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_End,_Boston

If you wanted to be critical, you could've said that it's part of Bulfinch Triangle, but even that is considered a neighborhood within the larger West End.

Get thee to a suburb.

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Interesting. I always thought of the eastern boundary as Nashua Street, Lomansey Way, and Staniford Street.

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If that is the cause, proves that the roads were, in fact, not completely free and clear for drivers in their cars.

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Just proves that our storm drain infrastructure and snow removal procedures are not setup well enough to handle all of the snow.

So instead it gets pushed to the sides of the roads/onto sidewalks.........to make the roads free and clear for drivers in their cars.

But way to intentional miss the point that many of us are complaining about.

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Just proves that our storm drain infrastructure and snow removal procedures are not setup well enough to handle all of the snow.

No, It means that the type of snow we had last night has greater ability to block the storm drains. That's all. And a search of that city people are fond of lauding for snow removal, Montreal, show they, too, have similar issues when this type of wet snow that can pack storm drains falls. It simply means the drains need closer attention. And maybe raised crosswalks to help keep pedestrians up out of this sloshy mess.

So instead it gets pushed to the sides of the roads/onto sidewalks.........to make the roads free and clear for drivers in their cars.

But it doesn't, in many areas on my commute today the roads were knuckled down to 1 lane. IN a similar fashion that some sidewalks are knuckled down. Or now shoveled at all.

But way to intentional miss the point that many of us are complaining about.

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I'm not missing the point, I just didn't address it nor jumped on your bandwagon. I addressed the complaint that cars are completely taken care of. Mine wasn't; the public lot I am very lucky to be able to park in wasn't. I shoveled the end of the drive out of the public lot that was plowed in by street plows. I'm not looking for gold stars, just giving my anecdata.

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