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Old 10-10-05, 12:46 PM
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I've lived just outside Boston most of my life, and now live right in the city.

And I've never driven in here.

The only thing worse than driving in Boston, is trying to cross the street.

But seriously, Boston is a great city if you live in it, you can walk or take the T anywhere. The only problem is everything is shut down by 1 AM. Absolutely no nightlife.
Old 10-10-05, 01:13 PM
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I agree, driving in Boston is far worse then Chicago, NYC etc. Boston is just terrible, but I agree, you get use to it. It really is true, you can't give up an inch or prepared to be cut off, or have somebody try to walk across the road in front of you. Missing street signs, that's just a way of life too, so you just have to get use to it.

They're called massholes for a reason.
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Originally Posted by vhgong
Don't get me started on Logan International Airport.....ughh!!!!
A few years ago, I rented a car at Logan. They gave me a printed sheet with two paragraphs on it. The first paragraph was instructions to get through Boston to get to Logan airport. The second paragraph was getting through Logan to the car rental agency. WTF?!?

BTW, this was a weekend and it was still bumper-bumper traffic. I remember some roads that were really wide, but had absolutely no lane markers. I couldn't tell if it was 2-lanes or one lane with shoulders.
Old 10-10-05, 06:27 PM
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Logan is a helluva lot easier now than it used to be. I remember when traffic used to be back up all the way from the Callahan (or is it the Sumner) to central parking. I lived in Charlestown and it could take me an hour and a half to get home. Connecting the Pike directly to Logan was a stroke of genius.
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I was in Boston last week with a rental car and holy shit does the Big Dig really fuck up everything there.
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Originally Posted by El Scorcho
I was in Boston last week with a rental car and holy shit does the Big Dig really fuck up everything there.
Ya, and what kills me is it's been going on since 1992, with no end in sight.
Old 10-10-05, 06:55 PM
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At least its only cost us $14 billion so far.

And I avoid driving to Boston whenever possible. It sucks! I park in Braintree and take the T.
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Originally Posted by Kevin Phillips
A few years ago, I rented a car at Logan. They gave me a printed sheet with two paragraphs on it. The first paragraph was instructions to get through Boston to get to Logan airport. The second paragraph was getting through Logan to the car rental agency. WTF?!?
Didn't they have shuttles for you to take from the rental place to the airport?

When in Boston we took a shuttle from the airport to Enterprise (or was it Hertz?) for our rental car, driving out of that area to Brookline (sister's hood) wasn't too bad, but dammit, we couldn't even get anywhere close to finding the same rental place and just ended up dropping the car off at another enterprise place and paying a penalty and then have a friend drop us off at the airport.
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Originally Posted by lordwow
The only problem is everything is shut down by 1 AM. Absolutely no nightlife.
It's not a big college town.
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I recently took a trip to Boston. I rode the subway everywhere I went...but I observed the freaky roads from the street, and I was not impressed. And I did get lost at Logan, even without a car .
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Yes, it was very weird to be in a bar celebrating Friday night after the Sox won only to hear "last call" at freakin' midnight.

Not to mention all the riot police around Fenway.
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I went to Logan a couple months ago and it seemed a lot easier than before. I got lost last month going to the museum of science.
Old 10-11-05, 12:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Jadzia
It's not a big college town.
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Heh, it's the biggest college town.

And it still shuts down at 1 AM. I kid you not.
Old 10-11-05, 12:14 AM
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Originally Posted by lordwow
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Heh, it's the biggest college town.

And it still shuts down at 1 AM. I kid you not.
I know, I was quoting Spinal Tap.
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Whatever it is, next time i go to Boston.....no car for me. I am using the T.....in any event, most of the time, its the lack of lane markings and the one way streets that kills me. Got lost many,many,many times. I am in Seattle and i think Seattle drivers are dumb(they get distracted by blinking lights by the roads and rain!!) but i rather have dumb than aggressive.
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Originally Posted by lordwow
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And it still shuts down at 1 AM. I kid you not.
2 AM.
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Good one!!! But you know what, one needs to stop and think, who the hell is banking all that money??? Satan??

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