Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Simple First Step in Returning the Blackstone Canal to Harding St.

I would love to see the Blackstone Canal (or some reasonable facsimile thereof) return to the Canal District someday, but in the meantime I am always trying to think of relatively easy things we can do today to bring the long buried canal to life for visitors and residents.

According to this article in the Globe, there is no federal or state law that prohibits adding color to asphalt used in paving public streets. So while we are repaving the streets in and around the Canal District, why don't we add in a little blue (again, see article for contractor that says he can do this) to the asphalt we lay down on Harding St. between Union Station and Kelly Square?

Is that the Blackstone Canal I see in that Aerial Image?