Help us finalize East Boston Hubway sites
July 19, 2016
Based on feedback from June’s community workshop and consultations with key stakeholders in the neighborhood, we have identified 13 possible general areas for the 10 new Hubway stations. We’re aiming for locations that are at most a 10-minute walk from each other since we know that proximity is one of the most important criteria to a successful bike share network.
So why are there 13 general locations for just 10 stations? Well, we may have some challenges finding good spots that meet neighborhood needs and don’t have any conflicting permits.
We’ve written previously about what makes a good Hubway site. The key factors we consider are available space, safety, solar exposure, utilities, and compatibility with other uses of the street or sidewalk. A typical Hubway station measures 41 or 51 feet by 6 feet and has 15 to 19 bike docks. Stations can be placed in the street, on the sidewalk, or in a park plaza.
Based on these considerations, we identified 2-3 possible sites at each of the general locations in East Boston. If you visit any of these areas regularly, we invite you to share your thoughts about which alternative is best! On the map below, click on any of the blue circles to get a link to a brief survey on the site alternatives for that location. A full list of survey links is also included at the end of this post. (The station at LoPresti Park is being determined in consultation with the New Street Development which is sponsoring the station).
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