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Old 11-15-2013, 05:45 AM
 
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Daughter will be in Boston over the weekend, she's staying in a hostel in China town, as she wont need her car once there the hostel have have suggested she park her car at a particular subway parking lot and use public transit for the 3 days she'll be there, how safe will the car be in one of these commuter parking lots and how often will she have to return to fill the parking time meter?..

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Old 11-15-2013, 07:59 AM
 
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Which lot did they tell her to park at?
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:43 AM
 
Location: 4222'55.2"N 7124'46.8"W
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From the MBTA website:
MBTA > Riding the T > Parking

I would feel most comfortable parking overnight at Woodland Station because it's in Newton (very safe city) and it's actually attached to an apartment complex so everyone who lives there will be parking there overnight as well. At Woodland you don't have to come back to refill a meter. You take a ticket and then pay via a credit card machine before you leave. You can stay up to 7 consecutive days. Just make sure she knows to look for the "D train" when coming back to the car because the green line has 4 branches.
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:17 AM
 
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Which lot did they tell her to park at?
Alewhite station..

I agree on the Woodland location as we usually stay next door at the Indigo hotel however she seems to want to follow the advice the hostel is giving her..

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Old 11-15-2013, 10:02 AM
 
Location: 4222'55.2"N 7124'46.8"W
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Alewhite station..

I agree on the Woodland location as we usually stay next door at the Indigo hotel however she seems to want to follow the advice the hostel is giving her..
Please tell her not to park overnight at Alewife. I wouldn't say it's an unsafe area, but it's not the best area either. There's a bike stolen from the Alewife bike cage once a week.
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:11 AM
 
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My daughter has parked overnight at Woodland, too. I agree, it's safer than Alewife.
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Old 11-15-2013, 12:43 PM
 
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Another option would be to park her car in one of the two inexpensive lots near her hostel. I am assuming she is staying in the new Hostelling International?

Boston Common Garage is $24 for the entire weekend. Under a 10 minute walk away from her Hostel.
Boston Parking Coupons | Central Parking Boston > Boston Common Garage

Post Office Square Garage is $9 a day on the weekends. Under a 15 minute walk from her Hostel.
Garage At Post Office Square - Parking Rates & Hours of Operation

Both gargaes are underground and fully staffed with security 24hrs a day.
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Old 11-15-2013, 01:34 PM
 
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Please tell her not to park overnight at Alewife. I wouldn't say it's an unsafe area, but it's not the best area either. There's a bike stolen from the Alewife bike cage once a week.
I'm comfortable at Alewife at night. I do agree with you Parsec that green line Woodland and Riverside are better options. I'm personally more comfortable at Riverside at the outdoor lot than going into the garage late at Woodland. Riverside is the best attended of the three with more security and staff around at all hours.
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Old 11-15-2013, 02:18 PM
 
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Alewhite station..

I agree on the Woodland location as we usually stay next door at the Indigo hotel however she seems to want to follow the advice the hostel is giving her..
I wrote Woodland station but meant Riverside as to the place we normally stay..
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:50 AM
 
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I wrote Woodland station but meant Riverside as to the place we normally stay..
I recommend Woodland over Riverside. They're only a few minutes apart, but Woodland has a nice covered garage, which is great in winter. Riverside is an open lot.
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