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$5 Hubway Memberships

Last updated: 8/16/17

$5 Hubway Memberships

Low-income Bostonians can use Hubway for $5 a year. Your membership will include a helmet, a bicycle benefits sticker, and unlimited 1-hour trips.

Still have questions? Contact:
Boston Bikes
1 City Hall Square, Room 721
Boston, MA 02201
United States

Eligibility and cost

Eligibility Requirements

If you are a Boston resident who is 16 or older, you may qualify if:

  • you have a low income, based on your family size (restrictions apply for college students)
  • you receive certain types of public assistance


If you qualify for the program, your annual membership cost will be $5, including a free helmet. For members in the low-income program, the first 60 minutes* of every bicycle trip is free, but there are usage fees for any ride longer than 60-minutes.
*This is a 30-minute increase from the standard free-use period.

Sign up

online or by Phone

Complete our online form and we will email you to let you know if you are eligible. You can also call Kim Foltz at 617–635-1470 and she’ll help you determine if you qualify for a subsidized membership.

In Person

Thanks to our partnership with the  Boston Public Health Commission, we are able to provide in-person sign-up locations across the City:

Organization Address Drop-in times Contact info
Allston-Brighton Community Development Corporation 20 Linden St, Suite 288
Allston, MA 02134
Thursday: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. 617-787-3874 x206
Boston City Hall 1 City Hall Plaza
Room 721
Boston, MA 02201
Monday: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation Dudley Village Community Room
590 Dudley St
Dorchester, MA 02125
Tuesday: 4 - 6 p.m. 617-825-4200
East Boston Social Center 68 Central Square
East Boston, MA 02128
Monday: 9 - 11 a.m. 617-569-3221 x116
Geiger Gibson Health Center 250 Mt. Vernon St
Dorchester, MA 02125
Monday: 3 - 5 p.m. 617-533-2228
Neponset Health Center 389 Neponset Ave
Dorchester, MA 02122
Friday: 9 - 11 a.m. 617-533-2228
Oak Square YMCA 615 Washington St
Brighton, MA 02135
Tuesday: noon - 4 p.m.
Wednesday: noon - 4 p.m.
Friday: 5 - 7p.m.
Sunday: 1 - 2 p.m.

For Community Groups

We will work with any local community organization that serves low-income Boston residents and wants to help spread the word about the subsidized Hubway membership program. This includes community centers, churches, parent organizations, social justice organizations, affordable housing coalitions, or any group that represents numerous eligible individuals. Employees of community organizations are only eligible for the subsidized membership program if they meet the income-eligibility guidelines.

If you have more questions about Hubway subsidized memberships, or if you would like to schedule a presentation about the program for a group, please call Kim Foltz at 617-635-1470 or email

 Program flyers in multiple languages are available upon request. For printed copies or a pdf that you can print, please e-mail Kim Foltz at