Last time I was in Boston was 2015, for a quick half-day of intense filming at Bunker Hill and the Tea Party museum. Before that, it was 2005, when I was there for a few days attending a conference and I had time to roam.
Let’s just say the place has changed somewhat since 2005. For one thing, there are a lot — and I mean a lot — more people on bicycle than before. More cycling infrastructure, too. It’s lovely.
Boston has just the right amount of density. There are lots of people everywhere, most neighbourhoods are eminently walkable, but you never feel crowded. We would do well to study how they did it. Oh, and the frog pond? It’s perfect. We should redo Dow’s Lake that way.
We walked something like 40km over three days, from Charlestown to Harvard and back. And took a few (ahem) pictures.