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New locations announced for bike share stations in Boston

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For the first time, Bluebikes will be made available in Hyde Park.

Mayor Kim Janey today announced the first locations for bike share stations in Hyde Park. The new stations will provide eco-friendly transportation options along the Hyde Park Avenue corridor into Cleary Square. Additional stations will be added in Mattapan and Dorchester as part of this year’s expansion.

“I’m proud to bring public bike share to Boston’s vibrant Hyde Park neighborhood,” said Mayor Janey. “Bluebikes provides affordable and sustainable transportation, linking Boston’s residents to work, school and public attractions across the city. I am looking forward to the continued expansion of Bluebikes in all of Boston’s neighborhoods.”

After conversations with neighborhood residents and community leaders, the Boston Transportation Department identified eight new locations for Bluebikes stations in Hyde Park, as well as four additional locations in Mattapan and Dorchester:

  1. Butler Trolley T Stop.
  2. Morton Street at Gallivan Boulevard
  3. Shops at Riverwood
  4. Ross Playground
  5. Metropolitan Avenue at America's Food Basket
  6. American Legion Highway at Hyde Park Avenue
  7. Hyde Park Avenue at Arlington Street
  8. Hyde Park Library
  9. Cleary Square
  10. Truman Parkway at Fairmount Avenue
  11. Cummins Highway at Blue Hill Avenue Station
  12. Cummins Highway at Itasca Street

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“I thank all of our neighbors who helped us select these locations,” said Greg Rooney, Commissioner of the Boston Transportation Department. “I look forward to seeing more people visit Hyde Park’s businesses and open space.”

Discounted 30-day and annual passes are available to residents of the Metro Boston region who participate in public assistance programs, such as SNAP, or otherwise have eligible incomes. The cost for a 30-day pass is only $5 and a full-year pass is available for $50. Both passes provide unlimited access to nearly 4000 bikes and trips up to 60 minutes are included in the price. People who reside in transitional housing or are experiencing homelessness can buy an annual pass for only $5.

A celebration of bike share in Hyde Park is planned for September 30 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Cleary Square. A specially-designed bike that celebrates the 54th Regiment and Meigs Field will be unveiled at the event. Installation of the new stations is expected to begin in September, pending permitting. More information about the planning process and an interactive map of the planned locations can be found at boston.gov/bike-share-expansion.

ABOUT BLUEBIKES

Bluebikes is public transportation by bike. The system is jointly owned and managed by the Cities of Boston, Cambridge, Everett, Salem, and Somerville and the Town of Brookline. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts is the system’s title sponsor. Riders can find 400 stations and 4000 bikes across 11 municipalities in Metro Boston. Since 2011, more than 14 million trips have been taken by bike share. For more information about Bluebikes, visit boston.gov/bluebikes.

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