Mayor Walsh announces Hubway expansion – Metro US

Mayor Walsh announces Hubway expansion

Mayor Marty Walsh announced that Hubway is getting a boost in neighborhoods all over Boston.

Walsh and the Boston Transportation Department/Hubway Bike Share System announced that they will expand their program into Brighton, new parts of Dorchester, Roxbury and Charlestown.

“We are thrilled to be able to expand Hubway to provide even more residents, commuters and visitors with the opportunity to take advantage of bike share,” Boston Transportation Commissioner Gina Fiandaca said in press release. “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 Hubway Bikeshare System launched in partnership with New Balance in 2011 and has 60 stations and 600 bikes available in town. They are the longest running subsidized bikeshare membership program in the country, offering low-income residents access to memberships at $5 a year.

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With the new expansion, the number of stations will increase to 108 with about 1,100 bikes available. During the first season alone, Hubway said that there were a total of 142,300 recorded trips.

Since 2011, Hubway has expanded into Brookline, Cambridge and Somerville, pushing the number of recorded trips to almost four million.

“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,” Mayor Walsh said in a statement. “We will continue to work with our community partners so that all of our residents have access to a diverse range of transportation options.”

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