Charlie Baker and Marty Walsh can order up all the barriers they want and issue all the urgent pleas they can, but with nice weather yesterday, people were ignoring both, from North Point Park on the Charles River to the skating park on Reservation Road in Hyde Park.
Boston's 311 system filled with complaints yesterday, of both kids and adults disregarding requests from city and state officials to keep themselves apart from others while outside. Masks? Forget about it.
Somebody walking her dog in the area forwarded this photo from the Lynch Family Skate Park under the Deck yesterday:
I normally walk my dog through Science Park, over the pedestrian bridge next to the skate park then back through the locks to the garden. Today, on the first 60 degree day, the skate park was overrun with kids, this is one of the smaller groups, there were groups of 20-30 people congregated on the opposite side.
I can mind my business on that part, it doesn't affect me, not my business to be telling them what to do.
What does affect me is the kid on the way to the skatepark riding a Vespa scooter in wheely fashion over the pedestrian bridge. I attempted to flag him down to stop, citing children and dogs on the bridge, but was only welcomed by his trail of friends on bicycles who proceeded to call me, cunt, bitch, whore as they rode by me, one of which checked me with bike.
Also, the park was officially "shut down" last month. Why not take this opportunity to skate around a virtually empty city instead of the skatepark?