Mayor Walsh announces expansion of Hubway Bike Share program
October 6, 2015
Mayor Martin J. Walsh along with the Boston Transportation Department/Boston Bikes today announced that work is underway to expand the Hubway Bike Share System to 15 additional station locations throughout the City. The expansion will include the first Hubway locations in Brighton, and significant expansion into new parts of Dorchester, Roxbury and Charlestown.
"Hubway is a healthy, affordable option for Boston residents to get to school or work, and I am thrilled we are able to expand it to even more neighborhoods," said Mayor Walsh. "We will continue to work with our community partners so that all of our residents have access to a diverse range of transportation options."
"We are thrilled to be able to expand Hubway to provide even more residents, commuters and visitors with the opportunity to take advantage of bikeshare," said Boston Transportation Commissioner Gina Fiandaca. "Whether your mission is to visit family or local businesses, get to work, or just enjoy a ride, Hubway is a convenient and economical option for traveling around the City. I encourage anyone who isn't already using the service to give it a try."
The New Balance Hubway Bikeshare System launched in Boston in 2011 with 60 stations and 600 bicycles. With this expansion, the total number of stations in Boston will be 108 with approximately 1,100 bicycles. During the inaugural season, a total of 142,300 trips were recorded. Since that time, the program has expanded to include the neighboring municipalities of Brookline, Cambridge and Somerville, and the number of trips taken to date is approaching four million.
New station installations are beginning this week at the following locations:
- Brighton Center
- Brock Street and Washington Street, Brighton
- Main Street at Eden Street, Charlestown
- Bunker Hill Community College, Charlestown
- Dorchester Avenue and Harbor View Street, Dorchester
- Wentworth Institute of Technology, Fenway
- Nashua Street at Martha Road, North Station
- Franklin Park at Seaver Street, Roxbury
- Franklin Park Zoo Roxbury
- The Lawn on D, South Boston Waterfront
- West Broadway at D Street, South Boston
The following station locations are pending final permitting approvals:
- Savin Hill, Dorchester
- Heath Street and South Huntington Avenue, Jamaica Plain
- Congress Street and Northern Avenue, South Boston Waterfront
- Troy Boston, South End
The City of Boston partnered with MassDOT, the MBTA, MassPort, Bunker Hill Community College, St. Elizabeth's Hospital and Zoo New England to offer these convenient station locations with direct access to public transportation, parks and bike routes. This year's expansion was funded in part by generous sponsorships from Gerding Edlen, Skanska and the Wentworth Institute of Technology. Revenues from memberships and advertising fund the system's operation.
The City of Boston has the longest-running subsidized bike-share membership program in the country offering Hubway memberships to low-income residents for just $5 per year. For more information about subsidized memberships please visit www.bostonbikes.org or call 617-635-4756. More information about the New Balance Hubway system may be found at www.thehubway.com.