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Sun, Jul. 2nd, 2006, 02:41 pm
shephi: transport import

Hi all, I'm a visiting student at JHU extremely new to the area. I come from Boston where public transportation generally involves the subway. Here it seems a bit more murky how to get around, so I'll ask.
  1. Best way to get from the Homewood campus to Camden Station (I'm taking the train to DC for the 4th)
  2. Best way to get from JHU to downtown Baltimore.
  3. Suggestions to get to know the area? I live near the One World Cafe and really dig it. Other than that I haven't gotten much of a chance to explore.
Cheers,
^christine.

Sun, Jul. 2nd, 2006 08:08 pm (UTC)
tifferypoo

1. To get to the Camden station, I would recommend taking the MARC train from Penn Station to Camden station. Penn Station is about 5 minutes away from the homewood campus, you can take a JHU shuttle to Penn Station.
Here's the shuttle schedule: http://www.jhu.edu/parking/jhmi_shuttle/homewood_jhmi_jun06.pdf
Since you live near One World, you'd probably want to go to the IFC stop. It looks like Penn Station is the 3rd stop. When you get to Penn Station, you would buy a ticket for the MARC train. This is the map:
http://www.mtamaryland.com/services/marc/schedulesSystemMaps/marcTrainSystemMap.cfm#stations
Look to the top left for Penn Station and Camden Station.

2. Downtown Baltimore: not sure about this one, probably the light rail. I'm not sure where exactly you want to go, but you can check out http://www.mtamaryland.com/services/lightrail/schedule/06LightRail.pdf for a map of stops that the light rail takes.

3. You could check out different neighborhoods in Balto that all have their own look/personality to them, such as Hampden (The Avenue), Mt. Vernon (short walk from Penn Station, little shops and lots of restaurants), Fells Point (lots of bars), Little Italy, etc. Usually I walk or take a cab. For places closer to school, lots of people like Paper Moon Diner (google it), the Charles Theatre (near Penn Station) and Thai Restaurant (not in the safest area but really good food).

Sun, Jul. 2nd, 2006 11:58 pm (UTC)
kimchimonster: Herro

1. Shuttle behind shriver --> Penn station --> bah ston
2. Car is the easiest way, or you can take a cab. Light rail doesnt work often enough.
3. #1, get to know Hamden. I know all the secrets (420 etc.)

Are you only here for the summer? I'm a junior at hopkins. IM me at kimchimonster, and we can chat it up. hollah

Thu, Dec. 11th, 2008 01:12 am (UTC)
grapefruitgirl: Re: Herro

hi, im starting nursing school at hopkins in may. yeah! i ride my bike everywhere (i live in SF). does public trans/shuttles of hopkins allow bikes?

also, in what neighborhood do most hopkins students live?

thanks for your time!

Mon, Jul. 3rd, 2006 12:32 am (UTC)
joelau

1. I do not recommend taking the marc train from Camden Station, especially since it's much easier to get to Penn station (as others have pointed out, you can take the JHMI shuttle that goes from the intersection of Charles and University to Penn Station, or you can take the 61 and 3 buses that go down St. Paul to Penn station)

2. It depends on how you define 'best' and where you're going. The cheapest way is definitely by MTA bus. The 61 bus runs only on the weekdays and goes down st. paul to the inner harbor. The 3 also goes down St. Paul and takes you downtown and to Federal Hill. The MTA is 1.60 one way and you can get a day pass for 10 cents more than two one way fares. A cab is probably the fastest and slightly more expensive (anywhere from 3 to 10 bucks).

3. Places to visit downtown: Mount Vernon/Bolton Hill--lots of little interesting stores and cafes; heart of the 'cultural' district with the symphony hall, MICA, Peabody, etc. Fells Point/Caton--restaurants, bars, and clubs basically. I hear that there are lots of things to do in Federal Hill, but I personally haven't had the chance to explore that area. Other points of interest: Hampden--right next to Homewood (W 36th Ave & Keswick) and easy to walk to. Kitschy shops and somewhat decent restaurants.

Mon, Jul. 3rd, 2006 12:51 am (UTC)
meredith_md

As far as getting from JHU to downtown: There is also a shuttle that runs from Homewood to JHMI depending on where downtown you're looking to go. Otherwise, I second the MTA suggestions or the Metro/Light Rail.

Thu, Dec. 11th, 2008 01:13 am (UTC)
grapefruitgirl

does the shuttle allow bikes? (like a rack on the front or back of shuttle?) i hope it does...

Tue, Jul. 4th, 2006 05:35 pm (UTC)
ariopathic

Fly a kite.

Thu, Dec. 11th, 2008 01:13 am (UTC)
grapefruitgirl

ha!