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Old 10-12-04, 08:25 AM
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elbows
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Boston has a reputation as a bad place for cyclists, but I commute about 15 miles/day, right into downtown, and I really don't have a problem with it. The roads are not in the best condition, but traffic moves slowly, so I can usually just take the lane and keep up with cars.

Also, Boston is a _terrible_ place to drive, and parking is expensive and hard to find. I flat out refuse to drive into Boston.

What school are you going to? If it's in the city (as opposed to just outside it), I'd leave the car at home -- between subway, bus, and bike you'll be fine. If it's in one of the surrounding towns, driving may be a little better, and public transit a little more sparse, so the car might be useful, but certainly not necessary.
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