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Getting There Without a Car

This information current as of October 16, 2018

Microsoft, Burlington.
5 Wayside Rd, Burlington MA 01803
Alewife, take 350 Burlington via Mall to S Bedford St @ Wayside, walk 4 mins to 5 Wayside. Return: pick up 350 from dropoff point back to Alewife.
MassBay Community CollegeT to Riverside, take MassBay shuttle to school. Return: take shuttle to Riverside.

Microsoft Bus Details, as of 12sept2018
See: http://mbta.com for most current.
The 350 bus runs until 10:56pm.
Consider: outbound leave Alewife 5:20 or 5:40 (arrive Burlington before 6:30pm)
Consider: inbound leave Burlington approx 9:30pm (arrive Alewife just before 10pm)

MassBay Shuttle Details, as of 12sept2018
See: https://www.massbay.edu/shuttle for most current.

Consider: outbound leave Riverside 6pm
Consider: inbound leave MasBay 9:30pm

Note, info for MassBay shuttle is not clear to me so a call is suggested.
Schedule info: MWRTA Customer service 508-935-2222
MassBay Shuttle questions: 781-239-2570

LYFT/UBER options

DirectionLyftUber
Alewife to Microsoft Burlingtonshared $21-24pool $23
Riverside to MassBayshared or personal $9-12pool $8

Notes on Driving to Microsoft in Burlington

Microsoft is at the 5 Wayside Rd building. Here are some suggestions from a group member (thanks MK)

When I put “5 Wayside Rd, Burlington” into mapquest.com on my computer, I get a very accurate route showing the turn-off into the building's driveway, etc.

However, when I enter that address into the Waze app on my phone, it takes me *past* the driveway to a long stretch of no-driveway sidewalk alongside the shopping mall across the street–very confusing!

Thus, I recommend some explanation on the BNUG site that gives the reader:

  • The suggestion to try “7 Wayside Rd” in one's GPS app,
  • some idea what to look for regarding finding the building's driveway (it's across the street from the mall)
  • After entering the driveway you come up to a fork, go Right and drive *around* the building to get to the appropriate parking lot, since some of us keep our eyes on street level and may not notice the “Microsoft” sign many stories up, :)
  • and that after signing in at the receptionist, they will direct you to the meeting room.
bnug_getting_to_meetings_without_a_car.txt · Last modified: 2019/07/18 18:40 by smi