Boston is my home. I have lived here for over 20 years, and I have grown up with all its changes. The most convenient changes that I simply love:
1) MBTA Silver Line – the “modern” subway that takes you to Logan Airport and the World Trade Center. I’ve definitely had my adventures on this subway line. The convenience saved my life a few times when I needed to get to the Logan, but couldn’t afford to take a taxi.
2) Charlie Card – I still remember the days when you had to have exact change for the T. The price went from 75 cents (when I started taking the T), to $1.00, to now, $2.00 without the Charlie Card. If you have the Charlie Card, you save 30 cents. This is a fair price to pay with all the new renovations, extra security cameras, and expanded services.
3) The Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge – No one actually knows what the name of this bridge is, but everyone knows it’s the biggest bridge in Boston. The bright lights at night makes the skyline even more beautiful.
4) Food Trucks/Street Vendors – This must have been the result of The Great Food Truck Race on the Food Network. Some notable ones are Clover Food Lab and Red Bones. All over the Financial District and Copley/Back Bay area are cupcake trucks, fish tacos on wheels, and employee lunch expresses.
5) Hubway Bikes – A great way to help the city reduce carbon footprints and stay in shape is to provide rental bikes throughout the Boston area. For just $5 a half hour, you can get most of your errands done without being stuck in traffic.
I can’t imagine what Boston will look like into another 5 years, nevermind 20. What a convenient time to live in Boston!