2009 and December 2010, we spoke to hundreds of people about the
future. A few dozen of these people were nice enough to make predictions
about the future.
Some of these
predictions took the form of elaborate short stories, or intricate
drawings or maps.
Click on their
names to see what these participants submitted to the project. (Note:
to see these predictions in context, click on "Timeline &
Love your ideas
and maps.... only suggested addition would be a BIGGER ring line
that runs in the middle of 128 (like the BART system in San Francisco
that runs down the center of the highways) and links all the suburban
rail lines (Gloucester-North Beverly-Reading-Mishawum-Brandeis-Wellesley-Needham
Heights-Dedham-Route 128-Quincy Center). And links to the 128 Amtrak
station. For now, the only way to get from one suburb to another
is to ride into Boston and back out again - way too long. Tens of
thousands of commuters live near one part of 128 and commute along
it to another, and crowd the highway instead....
... and as for
when, well, the sooner the better, but things are so slow to happen
in older cities.....
an image of the BART train - in this case next to, not in the middle
of, the highway; and then a map of the system. (It happens to be
radial, just like Boston's, however note that the 'node' is not
in SF itself but across the bay in Oakland, and that the lines tend
to follow the highways; in other words, if you were going from most
of the terminal stations on this map to other ones, you'd be following
the track lines anyway (with the exception of Fremont to Millbrae
- there is a bridge over the bay to the south; and there is also
a highway between Walnut Creek-Dublin-Fremont...... maybe they'll
add a track there some day).
has around 350,000 riders per day....