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Last updated: 9/4/18

Bluebikes

Bluebikes is public transportation by bike! You can use any of our 2,200 bikes at more than 210 stations throughout Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville.

A person, presenting as male, is either taking out a blue bike or returning it.
Bluebikes is a fast, fun, and affordable way to get around Boston. Grab a bike near your home, office, hotel, or school and pedal your way to eat lunch, go shopping, take classes, or visit friends and family. Our bikes are sturdy, maintained by professional mechanics, and have adjustable seats to fit people of all sizes.

Start your trip in one place and return the bike at the next Bluebikes 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).

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

Building a better bike share system

We want our system to remove the barriers to low-income residents and communities of color. We know we have to listen, elevate, and respond as we continue to build a better bike share for Boston.

Boston's Bike Share System

OUR SYSTEM

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.

Hello Blue Bikes!

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:

Bike share journey

We're expanding!

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. 

Learn more about our expansion