Start your trip in one place and return the bike at the next Blue Bikes station. Stations are distributed across Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville. View the system map online or download the mobile app on your phone for real-time information (iOS or Android).
Our publicly-owned bike share system is essential to Boston’s transportation system. It is a reliable, low-cost option — and fun, too!
Boston was among the first large cities in the U.S. to commit to a bike share system. We launched with 60 stations and 600 bikes in summer 2011. Today, we own 130 stations and around 1,300 bikes. With our partners in Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville, our publicly-owned bike share system offers more than 190 stations and 1,800 bikes. Our riders have taken more than six million trips via bike share since launch, including more than 1.3 million in 2017 alone.
We are excited to welcome Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts as the title sponsor of our system. In recognition of their support, our system is now called Blue Bikes!
The City of Boston, with our municipal partners, continue to own and co-govern the bike share system. We meet regularly to review system performance and provide guidance. The City locates Blue Bikes stations in collaboration with our residents. We have more information about our bike share history:
Join our staff to learn how Blue Bikes works and enjoy a short ride to some great public spaces that are easy to access by bike share.
Our public bike share system is getting bigger and even better. We will add more than 70 new stations in Boston, starting in summer 2018. We're bringing service to new neighborhoods and adding capacity in our existing service area, aligned with our Go Boston 2030 goals.