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New Public Art in Fort Point; Drop in Hub Car Commuters

FORT POINT—The sheep will "graze" for six weeks starting in early October: "[Hilary] Zelson's installation, titled 'Who Wears Wool,' features two large-scale multicolored sheep, a reference to the wool trade that boomed in Fort Point during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The sheep, made from both recycled and new materials, will stand about 12 feet tall on a dock in the channel's Art Basin, located between the bridges on Summer and Congress streets." [Daily]

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HUB-WIDE—Not surprisingly, perhaps, the wider Boston metro area has seen a large drop in the number of people commuting to work by car: "The Bay Area saw the largest decline in automobile commuters between 2006 and 2013, followed by Boston. Though Boston's public transportation had a rough winter, the subway or elevated rail is second-most popular (after cars) among area commuters." [Next City]