i commuted down commonwealth on that thing- i hate it with a passion, the only thing worse than waiting for it in the winter, was ball games in the summer when an extra helping of drunk sweaty BC and BU students would make it even more crammed, if you stay on the red line, then you're taking it out from park street and avoiding most of the students
It's called atmosphere. But it surprises me there are drunken BC students
Sure, I agree with the Minty strategy Red to Green. Another idea might be to check out if there's a B and B around Harvard. That's a good spot by foot.
By the way, if you saw Borat, the B & B with the Jewish couple is not in Atlanta, it is in Newton (on the Riverside line).