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Parking in Boston

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    Cool Parking in Boston

    Hey there, I'm planning on bringing up my bike to Boston and wondering what people do for general parking? I found a garage near the boston symphony / christian science church that has motorcycle spots for 150$/mo and 24/7 access. I have PA plates and don't feel like changing plates, license, insurance, etc. for now so residence parking sticker is off the table. Although I've heard with a cover meter maids will leave bikes alone for the most part.

    Any tips are appreciated! Thanks.

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    Re: Parking in Boston

    Are you moving to Boston, or just visiting?
    Are you a student?
    Will you ride over the winter?
    Do you know what neighborhood you will be living in?
    What kind of bike is it?

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    Re: Parking in Boston

    Personally, I would pay the monthly fee and go with the garage...especially if it's a nice bike. I just don't trust parking overnight on the street in the city...maybe occasional overnight but not every single night where people could figure out your schedule and snatch it when they want.

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    Re: Parking in Boston

    When I was at Northeastern, I rented a parking spot in an ally behind the building I lived in (Hemingway St.) for $75/mo. Check with some local realtors in the area, they might have something for you. If you find a spot with something that you can chain the bike to, like a rain leader, then you should be all set. Keep it covered!

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    Re: Parking in Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by DesmoTull View Post
    When I was at Northeastern, I rented a parking spot in an ally behind the building I lived in (Hemingway St.) for $75/mo. Check with some local realtors in the area, they might have something for you. If you find a spot with something that you can chain the bike to, like a rain leader, then you should be all set. Keep it covered!

    In that area @150 is the going rate for a parking spot if not more. I would just do the garage for sure.

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    Yeah, I rented my spot like 10 years ago... woops.

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    Re: Parking in Boston

    I got spaces at $75/month next to the Garden if anyone's interested.

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    Re: Parking in Boston

    First off, thanks for all the responses. The spot near the Garden may be too far... but just for curiosity is it covered?

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Are you moving to Boston, or just visiting?
    Are you a student?
    Will you ride over the winter?
    Do you know what neighborhood you will be living in?
    What kind of bike is it?
    Yeah I'm a student at Northeastern, and living here. I plan on storing it somewhere over the winter, provided I can find a cheap enough place (even if outside the city). Neighborhood is Northeastern area, around Hemenway and Boylston. The bike's a Ninja 650R.

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    Re: Parking in Boston

    In that area with that bike, you want it off the street for sure.
    Most store a bike November-March and that would be cheaper.

    If you ride it over the winter road salt will do a number, even if you don't ride with snow on the roads. I'd put it away.

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