Mayor Walsh celebrates first of 20 New Hubway Stations planned for 2016
August 16, 2016
BOSTON - Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today officially opened a new bike share station adjacent to the Roxbury YMCA on Martin Luther King Boulevard. He was joined by local residents, members of several community organizations and representatives of the Barr Foundation for a ceremonial first "docking" of the bikes. This year, Hubway will add ten new stations in Roxbury and Dorchester, and ten more in East Boston, bringing the total number of stations in Boston to 125 by the end of 2016.
Nine of the ten Roxbury and Dorchester stations already are available for use. They are located at:
- Columbia Road at Ceylon Street
- Hamilton Street at Bowdoin Street
- Martin Luther King Boulevard at Washington Street
- Mt Pleasant Avenue / Dudley Town Common
- Roxbury YMCA
- Upham's Corner MBTA Stop
- Walnut Avenue at Crawford Street
- Walnut Avenue at Warren Street
- Washington Street at Melnea Cass Boulevard
The tenth station will be installed in the Four Corners area.
"New Balance Hubway is a great way for people to get around their neighborhoods and the rest of the City, while staying active," said Mayor Walsh. "I'm excited to bring this City service directly to the people who live and work in Roxbury and neighborhoods in Dorchester."
"By locating new stations in Roxbury, Dorchester, East Boston and other residential areas, we are offering connections to Boston's neighborhoods," said Boston Transportation Commissioner Gina N. Fiandaca. "Bike sharing is another form of public transportation, and we look forward to seeing more residents give it a try and take a ride on Hubway."
"It has been our privilege to support Hubway from its earliest days, and our pleasure to see how readily Bostonians and visitors have embraced cycling as a way to get around the city, and to go car-free if they want to," said Mary Skelton Roberts, senior program officer for Climate at the Barr Foundation. "We are excited to bring that choice within reach of even more people with Hubway's latest expansion into Roxbury and Dorchester."
The City of Boston runs the country's longest-standing program to provide discounted Hubway memberships to low-income residents of Boston. Qualifying Bostonians are able to purchase an annual membership for just $5, which comes with a free helmet.
For people who have biked or who would like to refresh their skills, information on a variety of available classes in and around regional Boston can be found on our Boston Bikes page.
Hubway is a regional public bike share system with 170 stations and over 1600 bikes across Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville. Today, more than 14,000 people are members of the program and thousands of casual users purchase short-term passes. Since launching five years ago, Hubway riders have taken 4.6 million trips and counting. Learn more about the program.