26 2015

Motivate Celebrates Gay Pride Nationwide

From Seattle to San Francisco to New York City, Motivate’s bike share systems are celebrating Pride with special bikes, participating in Pride marches and even providing valet bike parking to make it a little easier to get to and from the celebrations.

“We’re proud of our diverse workforce and our diverse customers,” said Jay Walder, President and CEO of Motivate, which oversees and operates 10 bike share systems comprised of over 17,000 bikes nationwide.  “We’re delighted to partner with our local clients and sponsors to celebrate Pride in cities across the country.”

Here are some of the ways that Motivate’s systems are showing their Pride this month.

Pronto, Seattle, WA

Pronto’s celebrating with a special #ProntoGlam bike decked out with glitter, and special prizes available for those who find it and share. Pronto staff are also participating in the Seattle Pride Parade featuring #ProntoGlam, Pronto bikes, and a choreographed bike routine.
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Citi Bike, New York, NY

Citi Bike is celebrating with their sponsor Citi, who has helped provide 200 #RidewithPride bikes deployed city-wide, as well as special valet bike parking service for the March and Festival. Citi Bike staff and bikes will also join Citi staff in New York’s Pride March.
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Bay Area Bike Share, San Francisco Bay Area, CA

BABS is celebrating with a #PRIDEBIKE—and there’s only one in the entire City! Those who find the bike and share it win a custom t-shirt and a chance to ride in one of the nation’s largest Pride Parades.
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Bike Share Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Bike Share Toronto and their sponsor TD Canada Trust are celebrating with bikes with rainbow wheels and special ad panels touting their pride. Plus special sur-prizes for those who spot the bikes and share.

Divvy, Chicago, IL

Divvy will be celebrating with special rainbow bikes and marching alongside their sponsors, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois in the Pride Parade.

Hubway, Boston, MA

Hubway is celebrating by reminding riders how easy it is to use bike share to get to and from Pride activities in Boston.
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20 2013

Hubway tests out winter service in Cambridge

This article by Martine Powers was published on www.bostonglobe.com on November 20.

When it comes to hardy New Englanders unfazed by the prospect of bitter cold and wintry weather, Cambridge may have the rest of the region beaten.

The city and the Hubway bike-sharing program said Tuesday that they will debut winter-weather service in Cambridge as part of a pilot program to test whether all-season service could be possible for the whole system.

It is a significant undertaking for Hubway, which has closed up shop each winter since its summer 2011 launch.

30 2013

Hubway celebrates two years and one million rides

This month, Hubway celebrates two successful years in operation, during which members and casual users have logged over one million rides. Since launching on July 28th, 2011, Hubway has expanded to provide over 1,100 bikes at more than 110 stations in four major metro areas: Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville. Hubway is the metro area’s largest bike sharing network, providing a fast, convenient, and cost-effective transportation alternative to residents and visitors alike. To date, over 8,100 active annual members and tens of thousands of casual users have embraced this fun and environmentally friendly way to rediscover their favorite spots in and around the Hub.

17 2013

Hubway Riders Complete One Million Rides

June 25, 2013

CONTACT: Ralph Borrmann

Air District announces new details about pilot bike share system

Information now available about membership costs and bicycle design

SAN FRANCISCO – The Bay Area Air Quality Management District and its project partners announced details today about the Bay Area Bike Share system, which is scheduled to launch in August 2013. The system will provide access to shared bicycles 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for use in the cities of San Francisco, Redwood City, Palo Alto, Mountain View and San Jose.

14 2013

The Case for Making Bike-Share Membership an Employee Benefit

This article by Eric Jaffe was originally published at theatlanticcities.com on June 13.

New York-based tech company Percolate, a small marketing firm that helps businesses create content pegged to social media, takes pride in promoting an active employee lifestyle. The company sponsors a variety of health and fitness clubs started by workers — running, bike riding, yoga, and cooking, to name a few. Earlier this month a handful of employees rode bicycles anywhere from 30 to 155 miles out to Montauk, on the eastern tip of Long Island.

13 2013

Bike Sharing Can Mean Safer Biking

This article by Sophie Egan was published on well.blogs.nytimes.com on June 13.

It took only a few days for reports of the first cycling accident involving New York’s new bike sharing program to begin circulating. But experts and growing experience from bike sharing programs in other cities make clear that bicycling can be a safe mode of transportation, and the presence of a bike sharing program is a boon to the safety of all bicyclists.

14 2013

Celebrate Bike to Work Week with Hubway and Bicycle Benefits!

Hubway recently partnered up with Bicycle Benefits to bring hundreds of discounts to our registered users! For those signing up online for Annual or Monthly membership, we will mail a BB sticker to you in your new member packet. But if you’re an existing member, we have three opportunities this week to come out and grab one on the fly:

Wednesday, May 15th

Charles MGH Hubway Station
8:30AM to 10:00AM

Harvard University’s CommuterChoice Program’s
Bike to Work Appreciation Breakfast
Outside of Au Bon Pain
1360 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
7:30 AM to 9:00AM

Thursday, May 16th

Dewey Square - Standing next to The Coffee Trike
8:30AM to 10:00AM

Friday, May 17th

Intersection of Silber Way & Comm Ave
Near Blandford MBTA Station
6:00PM to 7:30 PM
Look for someone in a Hubway shirt!

Just roll up to any of our three locations this week, say hello to our Hubway representative (you’ll see him), and show your key fob to get your very own Bicycle Benefits Sticker. Simply mount the sticker on your helmet and you’re entitled to discounts at local businesses all over town!

For a full list of participating businesses, visit: http://www.thehubway.com/bicycle-benefits

1 2013

Hubway announces new Monthly Membership option

The Hubway, Metro-Boston’s bikeshare system, is proud to announce a new Monthly Membership offering. As with Annual Membership, the Monthly Membership is available at www.thehubway.com/signup and Monthly Members will receive a key in the mail. This key allows the user to bypass a transaction at the station and to proceed directly to the bicycle. By simply sliding the key into the dock, the bicycle will release and be ready to ride.

4 2013

Celebrate Hubway’s Opening Day with A Rolling Celebration!

Joining together two of the region’s early signs of spring, Hubway and the Boston Red Sox Foundation have teamed up to commemorate the bike share system’s “Opening Day” re-launch on April 8, 2013.  The rolling relaunch celebration will feature Hubway team members circling Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and Brookline on a celebratory route.  Hubway members that greet the Hubway team along this route will receive a free Boston Red Sox tee shirt and/or a free day pass for Hubway. We’re even sending one Hubway member to the Red Sox Opening Day home game.  And of course, everyone can ride to the game. The Red Sox Foundation bike share station is right in Kenmore Square, which is where the party begins!

15 2013

Five Lessons for Seattle Bike Share from Boston’s Hubway

This article was posted on Transportation Nation on February 13, 2013

The plan to create a bike sharing program in Seattle is clicking into a higher gear. Puget Sound Bike Share hopes to launch in 2014. Organizers updated Seattle officials Tuesday saying they hope to hire a vendor by the spring.

To get some guidance for the Seattle effort, KUOW spoke with the founder of one of the fastest-growing systems in the US, Nicole Freedman. Freedman started Boston’s program, The Hubway, which launched in 2011.

3 2012

Mayor Menino Kicks Off Second Season of New Balance Hubway

This Press Release was published by the Mayor’s Office on April 3, 2012.

Mayor Menino today kicked off the second season of the New Balance Hubway program, celebrating the full launch of Hubway’s 61 stations this week and previewing plans for the program’s expansion.  The Hubway system will offer new locations in 2012, adding new locations at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the Seaport Hotel, and Cambridge Street in downtown Boston.  The program also plans to expand to neighboring communities this year.

30 2012

Hubway's Official 2012 Kick Off Event!

You are cordially invited to join Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino as he officially launches the 2012 New Balance Hubway season at noon on Tuesday, April 3. The Mayor will be joined by Nicole Freedman, representatives from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, and other Hubway dignitaries at the Boston Public Library Hubway Station to remind us that “the car is no longer king in Boston.”

21 2011

Mayor Menino Signs First-Ever Bike Share Contract Launching Hubway in Boston

This Press Release was published by the Mayor’s Office on April 21, 2011. 

Today, surrounded by cycling advocates as well as city and state officials, Mayor Thomas M. Menino signed a contract with Alta Bicycle Share to bring a cutting-edge bike share system to the City of Boston, one of the first in the country. Dubbed Hubway specifically for the region, the installation of the system will begin soon with 61 stations located across the entire city, incorporating over 600 bicycles. The official opening of the system is scheduled for this summer and locations will include Kenmore Square, Roxbury, the South End, the Longwood Medical area, Allston, Brighton, the Back Bay and more. Hubway is a program under Mayor Menino’s nationally recognized Boston Bikes Program that he launched to make Boston one of the world’s premiere cycling cities.

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