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City holding 28 bike share workshops this fall

August 10, 2017

Transportation

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Residents are invited to plan locations for 70 new bike share stations in the City of Boston.

Boston Transportation Commissioner Gina N. Fiandaca today announced that the City will host a number of community planning workshops this fall to discuss the upcoming expansion of the regional public bike share system, known as Hubway.  The 28 workshops are part of a nearly year-long effort to bring bike share to new neighborhoods and add capacity in the existing service area.

Over the next two years, more than 70 new bike share stations will be added in Boston alone, with more stations planned in Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville.  This is the largest single expansion of the public bike share system since its launch in Boston in 2011.  BTD expects to reach new neighborhoods with bike share, including Dorchester, Roslindale, and Mattapan.  Dozens of new stations and docks will also be added in Boston's existing service area to better meet current demand.

“BTD is excited to collaborate with residents as we expand this important and popular piece of our transportation system to additional locations in the City’s neighborhoods,” said Commissioner Fiandaca.  “I encourage all Boston residents to attend a community planning workshop and help us to determine the best locations for new bike share stations in their neighborhoods.”

“This expansion delivers on one of the projects and policies of Go Boston 2030, bringing us one step closer to meeting Boston’s comprehensive transportation needs,” noted Stefanie Seskin, Active Transportation Director for the City of Boston.  “Bike share is an important transportation option and one that we are working to ensure is available throughout Boston’s neighborhoods.”

The workshop dates and locations are as follows:

DATE

VENUE

ADDRESS

NEIGHBORHOOD

TIME

09/09/17

BCYF Curley

1163 Columbia Rd

South Boston

10:00 AM

09/13/17

BCYF Hennigan

200 Heath St

Jamaica Plain

6:00 PM

09/14/17

Grove Hall Branch Library

41 Geneva Ave

Dorchester

6:00 PM

09/16/17

BCYF Blackstone

50 W Brookline St

South End

10:00 AM

09/19/17

BCYF Mattahunt

100 Hebron St

Mattapan

6:00 PM

09/20/17

BCYF Menino

125 Brookway Rd

Roslindale

6:00 PM

09/23/17

Connolly Branch Library

433 Centre St

Jamaica Plain

10:00 AM

09/27/17

Central Library, Orientation Room

700 Boylston St

Back Bay

6:00 PM

09/28/17

Charlestown Branch Library

179 Main St

Charlestown

6:00 PM

10/03/17

Hill House

127 Mt Vernon St

Beacon Hill

6:00 PM

10/04/17

Fenway Community Center

1282 Boylston St

Fenway

6:00 PM

10/11/17

BCYF Nazzaro

30 N Bennet St

North End

6:00 PM

10/12/17

South Boston Branch Library

646 E Broadway

South Boston

6:00 PM

10/14/17

Honan-Allston Branch Library

300 N Harvard St

Allston

10:00 AM

10/16/17

Adams Street Branch Library

690 Adams St

Ashmont

6:00 PM

10/18/17

Mildred Ave K-8 School

5 Mildred Ave

Mattapan

6:00 PM

10/19/17

Brighton Branch Library

40 Academy Hill Rd

Brighton

6:00 PM

10/21/17

Codman Square Branch Library

690 Washington St

Codman Square

10:00 AM

10/24/17

East Boston Social Center

68 Central Square

East Boston

6:30 PM

10/25/17

Tenants Development Corporation

23 Wellington Street

South End

6:00 PM

10/26/17

Roslindale Community Center

6 Cummins Hwy

Roslindale

6:00 PM

10/28/17

BCYF Tobin

1481 Tremont St

Mission Hill

11:00 AM

10/30/17

BCYF Jackson/Mann

500 Cambridge St

Allston

6:00 PM

11/02/17

BCYF Quincy

885 Washington St

Chinatown

6:30 PM

11/04/17

BCYF Charlestown

255 Medford St

Charlestown

10:00 AM

11/09/17

BCYF Curtis Hall

20 South St

Jamaica Plain

6:00 PM

11/15/17

Upham's Corner Health Center

415 Columbia Rd

Dorchester

6:00 PM

11/16/17

Bruce C. Bolling Building

2300 Washington St

Roxbury

6:00 PM

Community members are also invited to suggest locations online at suggest.thehubway.com. BTD will review the suggestions from public workshops and online to create draft maps of potential locations.  These maps will be shared on the website and will be available for comment during public open houses in early spring of 2018.  More information about the planning process is available at boston.gov/bike-share-expansion.

About Hubway

The Hubway system is regional public transportation by bike, owned by the municipalities of Boston, Brookline, Cambridge and Somerville.  System wide, there are more than 180 stations offering 1,600 bikes to more than 15,000 members.  Since launching in July 2011, users have taken 5.3 million trips.  Find out more about the Hubway system at www.thehubway.com.