Frequently Asked Questions about Boston

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frequently asked questions about Boston

What is public transportation like?

Boston likes to call itself 'The Walking City' as it is well situated for walking. A large portion of the residents use public transport for their commutes to work, which is rare for an American city.

One of the most famous aspects of the city is the subway, commonly referred to as the 'T'. This has four easily navigable lines that provide access to most sections of the city. A bus service and commuter train are also widely used, and a taxi ferry connects city districts.
 

What is the weather like?

The weather in Boston varies dramatically in changing seasons. Winters are cold with frequent snowfall. About 42 inches (108cm) of snow falls annually. Summers are hot, reaching 82°F (28°C) in July. Many homes have both air conditioning and heaters.
 

Is Boston safe?

Overall Boston is safe, but, like any large city, there are places to avoid. Dorchester, Mission Hill and Roxbury have a reputation as rough neighbourhoods, although there are nice areas within them. The public transportation is well policed, as is the city centre. A few upper-end neighbourhoods hire their own security companies, but in general this is not needed.

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