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There’s two things that the McGovern Crime Family loves more than anything – wasting money and cutting ribbons. And that’s exactly what they did with this bike path, which might be the stupidest idea in the history of stupid ideas:
Cutting the ribbon on a new bike path near the boys and girls club in Main South today! pic.twitter.com/hd1yKrjFgu
— City of Worcester (@TweetWorcester) June 20, 2016
— BGCWorcester (@BGCWorcester1) June 20, 2016
— Jim McGovern (@RepMcGovern) June 20, 2016
$3 million!!! For a bike path that is 200 meters long and NO ONE will ever bike on. We actually went down there today to take some pictures and check out what it’s like. First of all, it starts on Kilby Street. As in “Kilby Street Posse,” and “Kilby 4 life.” Always a great sign when you start a $3 million bike path on a street whose name is synonymous with drug dealing and murder.
Here’s where it begins on Kilby Street:
Here’s the view from lovely Ripley Street:
Notice how it’s all fenced in. It’s like the junkie lobbyists pushed for this one. Some yuppie moron tries driving his bike through there and one junkie blocks his pass at the end, and other blocks his path at the entrance. Boom. Free bike. Nowhere to run.
This is the end:
That’s it. This is what $3 million looks like in Worcester. It was paid for with federal money that Congressman McGovern had earmarked for our district. He could’ve lobbied for that $3 million for pretty much anything, and he chose a bike path in Main South that literally no one will use. This is what you see when you end your magical 200 meter Main South journey:
It might look like an abandoned factory, but thanks to this bike path it will quickly become Worcester’s biggest employer of $15 an hour jobs doing…..something.
It wouldn’t be a McGovern Crime Family photo op if they didn’t have a bunch of suits and Sarai (sometimes referred to as “Ti-Ti-Ho”) Rivera down there with them, surrounded by some adorable children of varying ethnicities:
This is what you’re getting when you vote for Jim McGovern. A $3 million photo op/ribbon cutting. Love this picture by the way:
God he’s so full of shit.
We actually got an email about this from a local resident who is THRILLED that he’ll be able to ride his brand new Schwinn for 30 seconds on his way from the Boy’s Club to the abandoned factorey:
I was just wondering if someone from Turtleboy was going to write about the new 3 million dollar, extra short bike path on Tainter Street in Main South? I only ask because as a resident of the area I’m disgusted by it. What this area really needed was for them to open back up Tainter Street so people could drive through it again in order to get to Hammond Street. Because NOBODY is going to use that bike “path”.
When they opened the Boys and Girls Club I heard they closed that street off so cars couldn’t race down it from cops chasing them off of Hammond Street and hit a kid (not positive if true but that’s what I heard). Unfortunately for people on my street (the renovated side of “one way” Beacon Street) they also closed off Ripley Street’s connection to Tainter Street, so through these closing off of streets the only way to get to Southbridge Street from my area is to either back track it to Main Street to get to Hammond and back down, or to drive through Gardener Street, which if someone checks out they’ll see that all of the nice new pristine paving done for this bike trail/Clark athletic field stops dead at the Boys and Girls Club leaving the rest of the road a broken cobble mess not fit for cars up to Canterbury Street.
He’s right. Tainter Street is where this bike path now exists. Turtleboy has actually been in this exact same situation before. If you’re on Kilby Street and you want to get to Canterbury Street, which is about 300 meters as the crow flies, it takes like an hour because of all the one way streets, lights, and day shift hookers.
Sarai Rivera told me she’s trying to fix that stretch but she is fought on it because “its historical”…nobody is coming to Main South to check out historical (broken) cobble roads, but plenty of people need to drive their cars over it because the other options have been closed off…for a 3 million dollar 200 foot bike trail! Just thought I’d see if this was something the Turtleboy staff might be interested in…and before anyone says “just move” I definitely plan on it, but in the meantime it’s still kinda sucky that they do all this “renovation” for people driving to and from Clark, but as far as the hard working neighbors (and yes there are hard working neighbors in Main South lol) who drive beyond that go…oh well.
Sarai Rivera has been the District Councilor in Main South for years now. And throughout that time it has continued to look like shit because this is the kind of nonsense she’s into. Seriously, when Turtleboy was driving through Main South today he saw a can guy standing outside of Jacob Hiatt Elementary School with his dog. The dog was literally taking a huge dump right on the pavement and then they walked away together. Trash bins are overflowing. Junkies and discarded needles are everywhere.
But we’ve got a $3 million bike path that no one will use. This is why Worcester can’t have nice things.
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