Citizen complaint of the day: Time to drain the swamp in East Boston

Kids upset about soggy East Boston Greenway

A concerned citizen wonders when the city will do something about the flooding on the East Boston Greenway:

Bike path in the greenway it is still flooded, my girls bike ride got ruined, thank you for ignoring this issue!

H/t Eastie Strong.

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    How long has it been flooded?

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    How long has it been flooded? We did after all go from snow on the ground to two consecutive days of at or near record temperatures.

    my girls bike ride got ruined, thank you for ignoring this issue!

    So the complainant didn't take into consideration the possible damage to his or her daughter's bike before letting her ride through the flooded area?

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    Sorry, my bad. Time to book

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    Sorry, my bad. Time to book an appointment to the Optometrist.

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    Greenway flood

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    It has been flooded for about 3 or 4 weeks now. There was a few days in there that it was passable because the water level had dropped enough that you could get through but the standing water on the path has been there since the 15" snow fall.

    In MassPorts defense. The path is at the water table level as any of the builders around this area will tell you. The only thing they can do it raise the path up which is a construction project. It's not a repair as some seem to think. I'm sure it is on someone budget list somewhere when they extra funds but Mass Port has a lot of projects going on so I wouldn't hold my breath for this long term solution being fixed in the next couple of years. It will dry out as soon as the water table drops again.

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    I get her point

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    I understand her point.. I do. Although, I question why the kids were going thru water more than an inch or two deep, and that's besides the point. But I do understand what she's saying.

    But we've had like 18"+ of snow (if not more), then it turned warm and it all melted very fast. Not surprising that many low level areas without good drainage have flooded.

    However... it begs to answer the question. when the rail line was converted to a bike path, didn't they put drainage in considering it's just one giant culvert?

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    Flooded green way

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    This problem is been going on for years, the path floods every time it rains or snow melts, making impossible for kids to travel through since the water reaches over 20 inches in some areas, at this time of the year may not seem like a big deal, but during the summer it becomes a breeding ground for mosquitos!

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    Papier mâché bike?

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    My bike rides me fine through puddles. I thought kids loved puddles.
    What have you and your kids done lately to cut down on global warming? Ask not ....

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    That "puddle" is, as people

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    That "puddle" is, as people mentioned, a foot or more deep in places, so pretty much no matter what you do you're going to get soaked going through it. Speaking from personal experience here.

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    Not the city

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    I think she needs to reach out to MassPort.

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    Saw this on bos311 before

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    , they close the case and say it is Massports issue.

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    BTW

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    Love the helmet kid.

    Long live Evel Knievel.

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    The kids

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    Are so being used by their mother looking for attention. And they are kind of stupid looking with those smug faces. I took my kids there and they had a blast riding through the puddles. Me too I was Like wooooo hoooo!

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    i dont get you

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    you want to show empathy for the poor exploited children or ridicule their faces?

    what a strange comment.

    also, you don't know whats in that water you "have a blast" splashing in, just saying.

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