It doesn’t matter what part of town you live in, if you get out and about it is clear Mansfield has a speeding problem. Speed limits are pretty well marked throughout town with the roads with the most speeding even … Continue reading Mansfield HAS a Speeding Problem
As the summer approaches and we mark the halfway point of 2019 I think it as good a time as any to ask this question. What kind of town are we? This is being asked in the context that over … Continue reading What kind of town are we?
2019 may very well prove to be one of the most important and pivotal years of my residency here in 02048. In my opinion Mansfield is at a critical crossroads and at times it doesn’t seem to fully appreciate this. … Continue reading May may bring…
There are a number of social issues we see in the headlines on a daily basis that exist right here in Mansfield MA, and for the most part I’m not convinced my fellow citizens are aware of them. Human trafficking: This is a great example of how something folks find alarming yet improbable can exist. Unfortunately due to our location 02048 has in fact experienced use as a “station” along various trafficking routes. Fortunately this particular family of criminality has a dedicated element of law enforcement that diligently attempts to interdict it. The MPD and other regional agencies have been … Continue reading Mansfield is not immune
Mansfield is currently undertaking a parking study. It is my opinion that this project will offer some interesting insights to the character of this community. I am also of the opinion that this is going to play out as a … Continue reading Free Parking isn’t free
During the discussions on the improvements of the “former Fales Oil site” I was very interested in the views of various stakeholders. The final design plan came as close as possible to addressing the talking points of all parties which … Continue reading A missed opportunity
So this image was included in an excellent article presented by Strong Towns. I like this one on so many levels and the creator of it should be applauded. What are some of those levels? Well I absolutely get a kick out of tricked out trucks when they are rolling around well outside their natural environment. Seriously what are you doing? Mudding on Main St?? As a pedestrian I relate. Light cycles and sight lines absolutely favor the auto and NOT the walker! As a parent I definitely relate. Tied to the next one I invite folks to sit in … Continue reading Share this!
This is an update of the other posts in the series and works as a nice end of year kind of thing. Vacancy #1: Happy to see that this location is no longer vacant. The Pushkart Cafe has opened here. … Continue reading The Vacancies Part 7