Getting Around

Boston is a friendly, walkable city with a great public transportation system known as the T (MBTA). All of Boston's downtown areas and neighborhoods are accessible by train, bus, trolley, or water transportation. If you're new to the city, we've assembled some information to guide you whether you're walking, taking the T, riding a bike, or driving and parking a car.

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    Residential Parking Permits

    If you live in an area where parking is regulated for residents only, you must apply for a Resident Parking Permit to avoid receiving parking tickets.

    Obtain a Parking Sticker »

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    Street Cleaning

    The City's Neighborhood Street Cleaning (Daytime) Program currently runs from April 1 through November 30. In winter months, street cleaning and parking restrictions are nighttime only except in the North End.
    Schedule & Alerts »
    Request Street Sweeping »

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    MBTA offers riders a variety of options

    The MBTA can help get you from Point A to Point B using subway, train, and bus lines. They also have a trip planner tool and special alert system to let riders know about service interruptions.

    Fare & Pass Information »

    MBTA Trip Planner »

    T Alerts »

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    New Balance Hubway Bike-Share Sytem

    Sign up now to be part of Boston’s regional bike-share system with more than 1,000 bikes. From March through November, you can rent a bike near your home or office, making your commute greener whether you are making a quick trip to the store or pedaling over to a lunch meeting. Visit their website to sign up and explore stations, pricing, and how bike sharing in Boston works! »

    $5 Subsidized Memberships »

    More Information »

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    Driver's Permits and Licenses, State IDs, and Car Registration

    The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles handles all driver licensing and motor vehicle registration.

    Registry of Motor Vehicles »

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    Motor Vehicle Excise Tax

    Chapter 60A of Mass. General Laws imposes an excise on the privilege of registering a motor vehicle or a trailer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
    Pay Your Motor Vehicle Excise Tax »


  • Parking Meters

    The City’s parking meters are in operation Monday throughout Saturday, 8am-8pm. Residents may deposit enough money to legally park for up to two hours maximum.

    More Information


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