Hubway launches in Cambridge
The shared bike system made good on its promise to expand service throughout the Hub - today it launched in Cambridge. The system is now fully integrated in Cambridge, Boston, Brookline and Somerville.
A ceremony in Central Square today celebrated the launch of Hubway in Cambridge, and included remarks from Cambridge Mayor Henrietta Davis, local and state officials, and bike share partners.
Half a dozen racks were installed as of yesterday morning, and 24 more will be up and running by Aug. 8.
A pre-launch ride kicked off at 10:30 a.m. today at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, followed by a post-launch party in Harvard Square at Holyoke Center.
Cambridge officials seem to welcome the new addition.
Cambridge City Manager Robert W. Healy has said he is enthusiastic about bringing Hubway to Cambridge since its inception.
"The City of Cambridge is pleased to add Hubway Bike Share as a transportation option for our residents, workers and visitors," Healy said today. "We look forward to an increase in cycling through our community and wish everybody safe travels."
Cambridge Mayor Henrietta Davis hopes that people will realize just how easy it is to use Hubway to get around Cambridge. "Hubway is yet another way residents and visitors to our city can explore and enjoy Cambridge with healthy, car-freetransportation."
"The Cambridge Police Department welcomes Hubway to the city and will be taking proactive steps to increase the safety of all who choose to bike in Cambridge," said Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert C. Haas.
"MIT is also proud to be a part of the expansion of Hubway in Cambridge," said Richard L. Amster Jr., Director of Campus Planning, Engineering and Construction for the MIT Department of Facilities. "Bike share is a convenient, sustainable transportation option for the MIT community, our neighbors, and residents and visitors to Greater Boston."