I wouldn't mind driving to Carnegie to get the G2, but the Park and Ride only has space for 215 cars. It does come frequently, which is an advantage, but if you drive to Carnegie and there's no place to park, you're pretty much stuck driving to Downtown or Oakland and pay for parking as the other lots along the West Busway are tiny. Shouldn't a mass transit plan aim to reduce the number of cars in already densely-trafficked areas like Downtown and Oakland?
There are options. For a few years, the G2 used to go to the Mall at Robinson. Particularly now that Sears has closed, the end of the Mall at Robinson lot has plenty of parking space. If IKEA would open up the end of their lot by the now closed Toys R Us, that would open up several hundred spaces. There's a rumor the small lot near the Applebees in Robinson can be used as a Park N Ride but it's not marked.
It's frustrating when you'd prefer to use mass transit to avoid adding to rush hour traffic and your only option is to risk having your car towed due to parking restrictions. In the meantime, I won't be shopping at IKEA any time soon, and hope other Metrowest commuters will consider boycotting them with me.