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Mon, Jul. 31st, 2006, 06:08 pm
kyorei: AIB randomness

So a pretty random question for commuting to AIB.

What do you guys do? I'm not that conveniantly near a T and will be living out in Malden and commuting by public transportation will take around 90 minutes or more a day.

Is there anywhere to park near the campus? I know they have paymeters in front but that's not too economical. Also I may be having to drive my roomate to his job on some days so I'd have my car with me and need a place anyways!

Thanks guys.

Tue, Aug. 1st, 2006 12:30 am (UTC)

you can get a meter pretty easily as long as there isn't a game at fenway, but you have to move your car or just keep feeding your meter every two hours until you get to 6pm, then you don't have to pay the meter anymore. the meters ONLY take quarters, and each quarter gets you 15 minutes. if you find yourself at a broken meter, you only get to park there for an hour.

There's a parking garage right across the street that is 25 bucks a day? I think? There's another parking lot a little down the street that I think is the same rate.. I'm not 100% sure about the rates, since I only notice them on game nights and the signs say something like "$25 event parking", so I don't know if it's more or the same on a non-event day.

so yeah. basically parking in boston is okay but not fun. and if you're gonna be driving in on a game day, get there real early or do what you can to take the train.

Tue, Aug. 1st, 2006 04:00 am (UTC)

I think the normal rates are like $25 a day, but game days you either a) have to get your business out of there early, or b) pay some crazy amount of money, I think anywhere from $30, up to $50 depending how close the garage is to Fenway.

Tue, Aug. 1st, 2006 04:45 pm (UTC)

that's not too economical

heh. welcome to boston.

i don't think i knew anyone that used a garage while i was at aib...it was meters or the train. i did know people that took the commuter rail in every day and yeah, it totally sucks but that's what they did. in the end it saves you money and the headache of working around finding a new parking spot every 2 hours, saving quarters like they're gold, and the hell that is red sox games. [not that the T is awesome during games, but i can't imagine trying to park somewhere here]

most people that drive in do so because they can then go back home after a class, and live nearby, i.e. they typically don't leave their car here all day. just don't expect there to be an option that's both time saving -and- economical, with boston you basically have to pick one :(

and, i actually live about five miles from where i work now, and it takes me about 90 minutes to get home every night on the T, how's that for awesome. i'm moving onto the redline this weekend, actually *further away* from my job, but it will take me about half the time to get to and from, hence the miracle that is the mbta :P

good luck!

Tue, Aug. 1st, 2006 10:01 pm (UTC)

Heh thanks on the good luck, I think I'll need it!
Yeah we wanted to live closer into the city but my bf/roomate can't afford it so we're out by his 'rents! I think I'm too used to going to school at Amherst and TN because I lived so close I could walk to class. =/