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Boston Globe: Can the Olympics Give the City its Overdue Urban Transit Ring?

“We need to ask what the Olympics can do for Boston, rather than what Boston needs to do to bring the Games here. What should the city demand as a consequence of hosting the Olympics?” writes NBBJ’s Alex Krieger in light of the city’s recent win of the 2024 Olympic US Bid.

In his recent article for the Boston Globe, Krieger advocates for a bolder vision of Olympic and post-Olympic Boston where the venues are not only transformed into architectural landmarks of real civic use but that their locations will help realize the city’s century-delayed urban transit ring. In addition to more efficient commuting, Krieger argues, “There would also be better social and economic connections throughout the city.”