For Immediate Release

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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.

Hubway riders have achieved some impressive results:

  • Total trips – 1,069,766 and counting…
  • Total miles ridden – 1.2 million
  • Total calories burned 40 million
  • Total pounds of carbon offset 285 Tons
  • Hubway will continue to grow throughout the 2013 season, building on some recent infrastructure expansions and improvements, including:

  • Three new stations launched in July in Somerville: Teele Square, Packard Ave/Powderhouse Blvd, and Highland Ave/Crocker St
  • Two stations launched in June in Cambridge: Porter Square T and Mass Ave/Linear Park with another station launching in Kendall Square in the coming weeks
  • Brookline added a station at JFK Crossing on Harvard Ave at Thorndike St
  • Boston has ordered 20 additional stations and plans to roll them out in August and September
  • For up-to-date information about the Hubway program, visit thehubway.com.

    Cambridge: “We are delighted to be celebrating the one year anniversary of Hubway in Cambridge together with the other exciting milestones the system has reached,” said Cambridge City Manager Richard C. Rossi. “It has been remarkable to witness the ever-increasing popularity of bike share and we look forward to continuing expansion of the system in the future.”

    Somerville: “Hubway has been extremely beneficial and important to our efforts to make Somerville the most bikeable community in the nation,” said Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone. “Its program expansion in our community in 2013 combined with our ongoing efforts to increase bike infrastructure citywide, and as evidenced by the high ridership throughout this multi-community partnership, our efforts are working.”

    Alta Bicycle Share Quote: “The positive impacts of bike share are varied and many,” said Scott Mullen of Alta Bicycle Share, who is general manager of the Hubway. “There is the public health component, the air quality piece, congestion mitigation, local economic impact, reconnection of people to urban places. And if those weren’t enough, riding Hubway is a ton of fun!”

    For Boston quote, please contact Nicole Freedman at Nicole.freedman.bra@cityofboston.gov

    For Brookline quote, please contact Joe Viola at jviola@brooklinema.gov

    About Hubway

    Hubway is metro Boston’s largest bike sharing system, providing easy access to more than 1,100 bikes at 113 existing locations in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville with more expansion on the way. Riding is fast, convenient, and fun, and with Hubway, users can reclaim a commute or enjoy a leisurely ride to the area’s favorite restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. One or three day passes and monthly or annual membership are available for purchase online or at Hubway stations. Every ride under thirty minutes is free, and longer trips cost only a few dollars per hour. More info can be found at www.thehubway.com.

    For up to the minute information on station installs, visit www.thehubway.com or download the FREE SpotCycle app for smartphones. You can also monitor our Twitter feed – @hubway – or our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/hubway.

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