ceo wrote:Yes, but it's pretty much just on the ROW, which would be a moot point for the NIMBY's since there's no crossings and the T can do what it wants with the ROW if environmental impact checks out. The only proposed stop that sits in Medford prior to West Medford is Tufts/Medford Hillside at the Winthrop St. overpass. That location is still in a lot of dispute...there are concerns about the neighborhood and also the very tight fit the station would have, so there's support for an alternative off Boston Ave. between Winthrop and College Ave. Since this would be adjacent to actual Tufts property and would essentially be a campus stop, there'd be virtually no neighborhood opposition to it (for one, Tufts lobbying would pretty much crush any NIMBY's bordering the campus).F-line to Dudley via Park wrote:Because the Route 16 stop is technically within Somerville city limits, so they don't have to deal with the West Medford NIMBY's to get it out that far.Most of the section along Boston Ave. by Tufts is in Medford.
Geographically speaking...yes, the line would cross into Medford. But practically speaking they can build it without having a station entrance sitting in a Medford neighborhood, and gear the line to the Somerville-facing side if that's the path of least-resistance. Will still be in very easy walking distance to the Medford side, but if those neighborhoods want to deprive themselves of the most convenient possible access it wouldn't crimp the plans much except for cancellation of the last stop at West Medford.