How's that MBTA signage update coming?

I'm sure underused Symphony Station won't be a high priority, but here's one for the list. Or we could just leave it to confuse the tourists!



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Falmouth Street still exists

Falmouth Street still exists as the pedestrian path from Mass Ave to Belvedere Street directly in front of the CSC Church and C.S. Monitor building. It's the same width as the street was, less the apartment buildings torn down in 1972.

The person complaining about this is obviously a good for nothing newcoming yuppie.


Oh you smart-mouth whizz kid

34 years? So you've only yet developed a passing familiarity with Boston.

The Postal Department doesn't cares so much about addresses that the East Fenway's post office is still called "Astor Station even though every street in the East Fenway was renamed in the 1920s including Astor!


OK, you win.

When it comes to Boston streets, I shall henceforth ignore the baseless, uninformed opinions of Boston Public Works and the USPS, and put my trust in the superior knowledge, expertise, and authority of the MBTA and an old cranky bastard :-)


It's okay...

Symphony Station had just been modernized when Falmouth Street ceased to be. Having spent tons of money on new signage, etc. the T probably didn't want to pay for a new sign and figured people would still use Falmouth Street as a landmark. I've actually used this sign as a point-of-reference in directions to friends. Now if only the T would change all those "E-ARBORWAY" signs at Park Street...


I worked

on that stretch of Huntington Avenue for years, and even after years of getting on and off the E line at Symphony, I still got turned around at the pedestrian exits and steps fairly often. There's four staircases serving each track, they're terribly labeled, and that's an awful intersection to have to cross if you choose wrong.

I didn't usually

But it's three flights of steps to do it underground (one for coming up on the wrong side, one for going back down, one for coming back up again on the right side.) It's lazier to cross above ground.

Not exactly the most important, but...

A sign in the Downtown Crossing station draws attention to local businesses that have been in Boston "since the 19th century or even earlier" and are still in the neighborhood like Lariat's Books, Raymond & Whitcomb, Jordan Marsh, Stoddards, and the Globe Corner Bookstore. So. Well.

The map there also predates the Moakley Bridge and the Rose Kennedy Greenway



Well, I still call Columbia columbia, Washington Washington and auditorium auditorium even thought they changed the signs some time back to say something else, so I don't really see any issue here.


How else?

If you replace that sign, then how else are the tourists supposed to follow the instructions from the locals when they tell them to "go where Falmouth St used to be and turn right at the second Dunks you run into"?