Avoiding Lane Violation

kenneycb

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Maybe the 99 in Charlestown? Or Bunker Hill Community College? 99 is likely easier but a ~20 minute walk. Both are complete stabs in the dark.
 

Ale Xander

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I agree with Charlestown. 4PM (or after) I would go Bunker Hill Monument Square.
 

InstaFace

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if I were him I'd just be on the phone to parking garages in the North End / Government Center area right now, trying to find one that can fit him and get a decent deal.

Pilgrim Parking Haymarket +16179730421
Dock Square garage +18573174293
Government Center garage +16172270385
Alcott Garage +16177428025 (seems like ProPark owns a lot of them there - maybe calling a central line for them would be a faster shortcut)

etc. Plenty of these downtown garages may have only small spots in the lower levels, but in my experience some will also have a few bigger spots right near the top, and one might happen to be available (particularly after 5pm).

I guess you could walk from Constitution Wharf, that might be the cheapest option in the end, but man that's a haul.

The real question is, if we solve his problem for him, can we get an invite to the party bus?
 

PC Drunken Friar

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if I were him I'd just be on the phone to parking garages in the North End / Government Center area right now, trying to find one that can fit him and get a decent deal.

Pilgrim Parking Haymarket +16179730421
Dock Square garage +18573174293
Government Center garage +16172270385
Alcott Garage +16177428025 (seems like ProPark owns a lot of them there - maybe calling a central line for them would be a faster shortcut)

etc. Plenty of these downtown garages may have only small spots in the lower levels, but in my experience some will also have a few bigger spots right near the top, and one might happen to be available (particularly after 5pm).

I guess you could walk from Constitution Wharf, that might be the cheapest option in the end, but man that's a haul.

The real question is, if we solve his problem for him, can we get an invite to the party bus?
May be true, but ugh, that is Gillette-type traffic leaving.
 

InstaFace

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May be true, but ugh, that is Gillette-type traffic leaving.
If the people riding in that thing aren't having the time of their lives whether it's moving 0mph or 60mph, someone is doing things very wrong.

Heck, at 0mph you can open the doors and invite people in if they look fun enough. If someone had just done that for Ray Allen as he was leaving the Garden once or twice, maybe he would've stayed.
 

Bunt4aTriple

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I guess you could walk from Constitution Wharf, that might be the cheapest option in the end, but man that's a haul.
Not at all. It's a 10 minute walk, max, from the Garden. It's where I park for every game I go to (20+ so far this season). Even if I have to go over the Washington St. Bridge (the foot bridge over the canal has been intermittently closed due to construction), it's still an easy walk and getting to route 1 north or 93 south is a breeze.

Edit: I guess my framing is a brisk walk back with my kids. If you've got a bunch of drunks, it might be harder, logistically. The shuttles (Encore, etc.) line up on Causeway between Lovejoy Wharf and Washington, but I'm sure they're just idling for the second half of the 4th quarter.
 
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Ale Xander

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if I were him I'd just be on the phone to parking garages in the North End / Government Center area right now, trying to find one that can fit him and get a decent deal.

Pilgrim Parking Haymarket +16179730421
Dock Square garage +18573174293
Government Center garage +16172270385
Alcott Garage +16177428025 (seems like ProPark owns a lot of them there - maybe calling a central line for them would be a faster shortcut)

etc. Plenty of these downtown garages may have only small spots in the lower levels, but in my experience some will also have a few bigger spots right near the top, and one might happen to be available (particularly after 5pm).

I guess you could walk from Constitution Wharf, that might be the cheapest option in the end, but man that's a haul.

The real question is, if we solve his problem for him, can we get an invite to the party bus?
He should be able to fit on the street quite easily, especially as tourists are leaving for the day and are opening up spots.
 

kenneycb

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No he won't. As someone who lived in Charlestown recently and parks there when going to the Garden, I very rarely saw / see any areas around Bunker Hill with enough space for 2+ cars in a row, which he'll need for the bus. If street parking, you'd likely have better luck on Medford St. or Bunker Hill St. but that could also put you by Sullivan Square.
 

Ale Xander

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No he won't. As someone who lived in Charlestown recently and parks there when going to the Garden, I very rarely saw / see any areas around Bunker Hill with enough space for 2+ cars in a row, which he'll need for the bus. If street parking, you'd likely have better luck on Medford St. or Bunker Hill St. but that could also put you by Sullivan Square.
How often did you actually look next to Bunker Hill Monument at 4PM?