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Benjamin Richards

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Not enough parking
« on: April 03, 2023, 10:34:25 AM »
I am concerned that we will not have enough parking for the 4/8 trains. Most of the usual "mitigation" measures (if they could be called that) are not viable during mud season. Volunteer parking in the corner lot near 218 is not available. Visitor parking along Cross Rd is also inadvisable due to soft shoulders.

I understand that we have ongoing projects. But we owe it to our visitors to provide a basic level of facilities, which includes parking. Easter is the event with perhaps the highest percentage of children, out of all our events. And as the parent of 3 such children, I can tell you that convenient parking is just about the top of the pile.

If someone can sign me off on the loader or the forklift, I'd be happy to come up and move stuff out of the way, and then move it all back next week. I would also be willing to put up the parking pylons with ribbon to make the most efficient use of the space.

I just hate to see our museum dinged time and again for this kind of stuff, which is totally preventable.

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Re: Not enough parking
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2023, 11:45:37 AM »
Where are you going to move it to? We have had this ongoing issue, and nothing could be moved now that would create more parking. We are trying to get more area to store our stuff and fix the lot for more parking. We have a limited amount of parking, and until that is resolved we should balance capacity with available parking.
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John McNamara

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Re: Not enough parking
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2023, 02:17:29 PM »
I realize that I'm a few days late for April Fool's, but here goes:https://www.parkmatic.com/
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Graham Buxton

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Re: Not enough parking
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2023, 02:49:23 PM »
A possible WW&F adaptation to John's suggestion is to build a [wooden, of course] Intermodal Ramp. 8)  Then as the vehicles arrive at Sheepscot, drive them onto  flatcars (used to be called "circus style" loading, no 'piggypacker' needed) and haul them to Alna Center.


 Viola! . . . more parking space at Sheepscot.


 :)
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Re: Not enough parking
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2023, 04:46:26 PM »
It would help a lot if all those big rocks weren't in the parking lot.

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Re: Not enough parking
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2023, 05:07:13 PM »
The rocks may disappear this week. The catch basin and pipes are going to be installed by the end of the month. That will also use up the gravel that is there as well as the pile of dust. Things will open up.
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