But, despite all the expense, Bostons streets are still laid out pretty much the same as they were 300 odd years ago. It is said that the streets you see now are the original pathways taken but the original colonists to the Boston Common. Hence traffic congestion is a part of the deal if you choose to bring your own vehicle. Boston drivers have a fearsome reputation and also parking is very expensive. There are some handy
Boston driving tips
to help you enjoy your stay in Boston more.
So when you are planning on how you are going to be getting around down town Boston consider public transport and personal horse power as your only options. Boston however does have a very compact downtown area, making it easy to get to the major tourist attractions.
The MBTA or 'T' as it is known combines commuter rail, subway, bus, taxi and a commuter boat service to move people around Boston. I highly recommend getting to know how these public transit systems work. The rail network has plenty of local stops downtown as well as trains that reach into every suburb. This is by far the best and easiest way to get around Boston. It makes life allot simpler for yourself and may just save you a bucket load of Money. Also, because of its design which hasn't changed much since its inception getting around Boston to the major sites should not be to difficult at all.
This is a very funny video about what driving in Boston can do to you: