“To reconnect the Emerald Necklace with the Charles River Basin is monumental. It is one of the key missing links in our greenway network.”
“As we continue to make progress in rebuilding our infrastructure, we are also looking toward new and more innovative ways to get people from point A to point B. To that effect, funding this missing link is joining two major networks of parks and trails to provide pedestrian and cycling access.”
Secretary of Transportation
"We aspire to be a world-class city. Let's come together to figure out how to make our parks attain that standard."
"What if, in judging public art, the litmus test were as follows: Does a given piece of public art help make the site a good place for two young people to choose as a rendezvous on a first date?....Might it prompt a fresh thought, or brighten up the city's workaday atmosphere of commerce, obligation, and propriety, carving out instead a little pocket of provocation or hovering Eros?"