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Pteromys ([personal profile] pteromys) wrote2010-08-20 09:45 pm

Somerville Adventure Log

Every time I go have an adventure in Boston, I seem to get more of an adventure than I bargained for. It was going to be just a little walk through Boston to the Causeway and back through Cambridge, but that changed when I got to the Causeway. Things I have learned today, partial list:

  1. The Causeway is cars-only. No pedestrians. :(
  2. Just south of Bunker Hill Community College is a sidewalk with these colorful lightposts. Unfortunately, the sidewalk is marked "no pedestrians" and "no bicycles".
  3. Between BHCC and the Sullivan T stop, there is no pedestrian path across the Commuter Rail tracks. Maybe I should've tried harder not to miss the BHCC crossing.
  4. Inner Belt Rd is a dead end. It's also half a mile long.
  5. Lots of interesting plants grow by the Commuter Rail tracks, including thistles and a fruit that looks like an Indian bitter melon (but whose leaves look completely different).
  6. The Lechmere T stop is like right next to the Galleria.
  7. The sidewalk between Memorial Drive and the river, just west of the Longfellow bridge, is bustling with spiders! I think they're garden orb-weavers from the shape, but I forgot to look at the webs. Oops.

[identity profile] sakecake.livejournal.com 2010-08-21 11:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Those are some exciting light post...but what good is a sidewalk that is marked no pedestrians and no bicycles?

[identity profile] pteromys.livejournal.com 2010-08-24 07:35 am (UTC)(link)
There was a third thing that was disallowed, but I can't remember what it was. Rollerblades or dogs would be my guesses.

Eventually I remembered the Charles River Skate Park and suspected that was part of it. It looks like approximately the same location, but the Skate Park isn't actually built yet. Maybe the sidewalk will one day lead to the park, but for now they don't want kids tramping around a construction area.

Or maybe they'll never take down the sign, and falling off your skateboard will therefore be prohibited in the park.

[identity profile] cesium12.livejournal.com 2010-08-24 04:46 pm (UTC)(link)
I believe "pedestrian" specifically refers to someone walking or running... so if you manage to retrieve your skateboard without moving, you should be fine.