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Transportation Department hosting South Boston workshop on Hubway expansion

September 7, 2017

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A total of 28 workshops have been scheduled between September 9 and November 16.

The Boston Transportation Department is hosting a South Boston Community Planning Workshop on Saturday, September 9, at 10 a.m., at the BCYF Curley Community Center located at 1663 Columbia Road, South Boston, to discuss the upcoming expansion of Boston’s public bike share system.  A second workshop will be held on Thursday, October 12, at 6 p.m., at the South Boston Library located at 646 E Broadway.  Residents are encouraged to attend the workshops and help BTD to determine potential locations for new bike share stations in their neighborhood.

Over the next two years, more than seventy new bike share stations will be added in neighborhoods throughout Boston.  New stations will be installed beginning in the summer of 2018.  This expansion is one of the projects and policies established by Go Boston 2030, the City of Boston’s comprehensive, long term transportation plan.  Go Boston 2030 complements Imagine Boston 2030, Boston’s citywide plan to guide long-term growth.

“The Hubway bike share system is a healthy, affordable and environmentally friendly mode of transportation,” said BTD Commissioner Gina N. Fiandaca.  “We are delighted to have this opportunity to expand the existing service and provide more people with the chance to take advantage of public bike share in Boston’s neighborhoods.  We look forward to hearing residents’ suggestions for the best potential locations for bike share stations in the City.”

A total of 28 workshops have been scheduled between September 9 and November 16.  The full meeting schedule can be found at boston.gov/bike-share-expansion in the 2017 Expansion Planning Workshop Schedule section.  Although each workshop will focus on the neighborhood where the meeting is held, materials will be available to discuss all neighborhoods that are under consideration for expansion.  Residents who are unavailable to attend a scheduled workshop in their own neighborhood are urged to join any of the others that are convenient for them.

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.