Touring Cambridge, the country's original college town
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Bikers on MIT's campus( Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times )
13. Look both ways.
The streets are teeming with not only New England drivers(not known for their congeniality), but also Cambridge pedestrians, which is just a fancy way of saying jaywalkers.
"When I first got here, I would wait for the lights to change," said Kylie Thompson, a 19-year-old sophomore who came to Harvard from Los Angeles. "But I was the only one waiting."
Maybe the locals will think you're a dweeb, waiting for a green light. But sometimes dweebs live longer.