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Holey moley: Those are some holes at Dedham commuter-rail parking lot

Big potholes in Dedham

David White provides the proof that the potholes/craters at the Dedham Corporate Center parking lot have gotten out of hand.

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...not standing in an admittedly still-bad pothole

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But still making the point.

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If he's kneeling, there is clear intent to decieve. He says he's a lawyer. He should know better.

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It's more that, due to the limitations of the pages here, the photo isn't as large as he took it. Here's a closeup (if you look closely, you can even see his shoe at the rear end of the pothole):

Kneeling
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He says he's a lawyer. He should know better.

Have you never seen a lawyer at work?

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I mean, drive 5 mph in a parking lot, and these potholes don't matter to any auto. Use care when walking or biking, to be sure... but let's focus our money paying to help people move rather than to park.

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Isn't this why suburbanites insist that they have to have SUVs?

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One photo and the oikophobes show up.

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Fear of yogurt?

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Interesting that concept has been shifted a level out.

I guess these libertarians are also oikophobes using that screwed up definition of home = suburbia:

p.s to dmcboston: lmao! Perfect!

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I have an idea! Lets spend our money to help people to move AND to help people park! The notion that it is an either/or is absurd. Only in Mass. do we believe that we should live like skin flints in a public works shambles.

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But let's do it in that order. Let's focus on helping people move first and foremost.

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Pay for it.

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They're called parking fees. Which the MBTA collects from commuters and which are supposed to pay for maintenance and repair of these lots.

But of course, T management just considers those fees another source of "non fare" revenue that they decide to us on whatever they feel like.

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In other words, you are paying $4 for big dig debt.

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On those days when I decide to drive to commuter rail (as opposed to walking from my house), I park at one of the three stations in Melrose where the City owns and maintains the lots.

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I do not want to drive into it going 50 or 5 miles per hour.

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No, this pothole is big enough to be a problem. And if it doesn't get fixed, it will get worse. Fixing potholes is cheap. Not fixing them is not the way to find money to move people (whatever that means).

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You want potholes you want craters check out Braintree, Quincy Adams, and don't get me started on Quincy Center which is an open toilet whenever it rains with filth and water pouring down on passengers as they enter and exit the gates.

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Looks like most roads in Massachusetts....

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As a road cyclist who wanders widely throughout the area, I have found that most communities have started repaving and maintaining their streets and roads on a regular basis, and many formerly rough ones have improved a great deal.

Southeastern MA still lags behind in general, and there are issues in some communities that have heavy truck traffic damage and don't build and maintain their roads accordingly.

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They repave the worst streets. Somehow, they always seem to schedule those projects the year before a major sewer- or water-pipe replacement project that tears the street up again and leaves it lumpily-patched and prone to ice damage.

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But bikey people tend to notice these things, and I haven't noticed a lot of post-pavement nonsense lately. I have noticed that when a road is "down" for construction, it usually includes all the big projects before the paving gets done. That may be why, as a whole, roads seem to be improving.

My dad used to pay me to cycle through specific areas and make notes about the pavement when he was in charge of riding herd on utilities and the repairs they were supposed to be making.

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Wow, I'm flabbergasted by all the comments stating basically "yeah, this is fine, this is what our roads should look like". When did we stop expecting better from our community/government?

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This is a privately owned parking lot.

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Managed by a private company under contract with the MBTA.

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According to the MBTA, the lot is managed by Republic Parking Systems of Chattanooga, TN. However, according to the MBTA, the MBTA owns the lot and is responsible for the maintenance of the parking surface. The MBTA is always happy to hear from you. (617) 222-3200

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According to the MBTA, the lot is managed by Republic Parking Systems of Chattanooga, TN. However, according to the MBTA, the MBTA owns the lot and is responsible for the maintenance of the parking surface. The MBTA is always happy to hear from you. (617) 222-3200

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...for the long term capital improvements?

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Apparently nobody.

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When we were in 8th grade and too old to go trick-or-treating, my best friend and I dressed up in costumes, tied sneakers to our knees, rang all the neighborhood doorbells, then quickly knelt down on the neighbors' front door steps. It was fun. People gave us candy anyway. Maybe this guy should have put on a clown suit.

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" Maybe this guy should have put on a clown suit."

Been done, getting old...

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These pot holes really are terrible. I'm always afraid my little Scion is going to be swallowed whole. We should expect better. Who is in charge of paving these lots? MBTA? State? City of Dedham?

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How much does it cost to park there? who owns and/or runs the lot?

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It costs $4.00 to park there!

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Not a pothole, he's just coming up the escalator of an inter-dimensional gate now replacing older linear rail systems...

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could we please do something about Beacham Street in Everett? Not good for cars *or* bikes. Not really good for pedestrians either.

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Don't all those oil tank farms and produce warehouses pay property tax? There's no reason why such an important road should be so badly maintained.

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All you need to know.

Want Everett to do something? Ask Wynn.

I'm not kidding.

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