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Driver of an actual rental truck storrows

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Is it very wrong to feel a frisson of glee at Storrowings? Am I a bad person?

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somebody gassed up at a Speedway recently.

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While not spectacular, I feel like this guy should get extra points for doing this at the height of rush hour.

Also, a story about a Storrowing averted. Around 9 a.m. this morning I was waiting at the corner of Mass Ave and Mem Drive waiting to meet a friend. A guy walked up and asked for directions. He'd parked his truck back by the MIT boathouse in a pullout and was trying to get to Drydock Ave and his truck GPS was broken and he wanted to know where to go. He wasn't from around here, obviously.

My first advice was "if you see any of those signs that say 'low bridge' they're not kidding" and he said "yeah I don't want to lose my license. I pulled out my phone and sure enough, Google Maps's first two suggestions were Memorial Drive and Storrow Drive. Eventually I said he should go out the Pike to Allston, take a left at the end of the ramp, and get back onto the Pike east. Can't go around the turnaround with a semi-trailer!

The other option would have been to go all the way down Mass Ave to Melnea Cass, then zigzag across to the Haul Road and to Drydock, but I figured that was even more complicated and he was liable to wind up in Quincy or Reading. He walked back to his truck and I saw him, a few minutes later, gingerly crossing the Harvard Bridge.

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straight through onto Essex, then left on Atlantic, right on Summer Street into the Seaport. No low underpasses that direction. Bad idea?

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Bad idea for the residents, etc of Essex, Boylston and Mass Ave.

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That's almost all commercial east of Mass Ave. And anyone with half a brain is going to expect truck traffic on Mass. Ave.

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You may have noticed there are plenty of pedestrians and cyclists, hotel guests as well along Boylston.
Just because you may expect truck traffic on Mass Ave doesn’t mean you have to like it or are not affected by it.

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Your suggested routing. Go.

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Any route where I won’t have to deal with it.

The original poster’s suggestion is best.

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While your knee was jerking so hard that to get to from the MIT Boathouse (Mem Drive eastbound) to the Mass Pike westbound, you take a right on Mass Ave and take the exact same route (on Mass Ave!) you would to Boylston apart from a single extra block over the Pike itself?

You said residents, not hotel guests. I didn't realize you were so concerned about those who are dropping beaucoup bucks at the Mandarin Oriental. I'd more expect you to feel like they deserve to be disturbed by trucks rolling by as punishment for their conspicuous consumption. Or that they should be punished for patronizing a business with the "O" word in its name.

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I said residents, etc.

Now take some deep breaths and calm down.

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Ah, an actual storrow.

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