Thank you for your interest in Hubway. Hubway is a regional bikesharing system that gives members access to more than 1,600 bikes at 160 stations, designed to offer a point "A" to point "B" transportation option, similar to a bus or train. This kit will provide you with some core statistics with regard to Hubway operations, links to public ridership data, and hi-res print-ready images.
- Launched on July 28, 2011, with 610 bicycles and 60 stations throughout the City of Boston.
- In the summer of 2012, the system expanded to the Cities of Cambridge and Somerville, and to the Town of Brookline.
- By the end of 2013, the system footprint covered approximately 20 square miles. By the end of 2015, 25 square miles.
- Hubway is owned by the governments of the Cities of Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville, and by the Town of Brookline. The Metropolitan Area Planning Council oversees the interaction and use between municipalities.
- Hubway is operated by Motivate, which operates bikeshare systems around the world, including San Francisco’s Bay Area Bike Share, New York's Citi Bike, Capital Bikeshare in the D.C.-metro area, and Chicago’s Divvy Bikes. Each system has a different operating profile based on the scale.
- Over 3.95 million trips have been taken by Hubway riders since 2011 launch (as of 3/1/16)
- An estimated 60,000 unique riders took trips in 2015.
(24-Hr & 72-Hr)
- Hubway memberships & passes give users access to every bike and station throughout the system.
STATIONS & OPERATIONS
All Hubway stations are solar-powered, consisting of a variable number of docks, plus a kiosk that is used for purchasing 24-Hour & 72-Hour memberships, adding Time Credits to a trip, or checking the status of nearby stations. Some stations are equipped with key dispensers, and members can select to have new keys mailed to them or to retrieve them directly from a station. There is also a two-sided information panel which displays a map of the service and usage instructions. There is a station serving every line of the T, commuter rail, and ferry as well as more than 60 bus routes, to accommodate multi-modal trips. 4-5 rebalancing vans, each with a payload of 20-25 bikes, are used to redistribute bicycles between 6am & 10pm, seven days a week. Bicycles are redistributed dynamically in response to real-time data.
*Hubway remained open in Cambridge (26 stations) between November 2013 and March 2014. During that time, Hubway members took 34,602 rides, averaging approximately 2,100/week.
**62 Boston-based stations remained open through December 31, 2014. An additional 32 Cambridge-based stations remained open year-round.
***111 (out of 155) stations remained open through December 7, 2015. Of those, 108 will stay open through December 31. Of those, the 37 Cambridge-based stations will remain open year-round.
****In 2016, stations were activated on a rolling basis as they were deployed. Off-street/sidewalk station locations were deployed throughout March, on-street locations in April. Stations located on or adjacent to the Boston Marathon route get deployed after the race in mid-April.
- View all active stations on the Hubway station map.
- To download a spreadsheet of all regular season stations (as of the end of the 2015 regular season), including latitude and longitude coordinates, click here.
- Station information is also publicly available in an xml feed. This feed is the same one that powers Hubway Tracker, Spotcycle, and other third-party apps.
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ADDITIONAL TOOLS & RESOURCES
Hubway Tracker: Bike, dock, & station availability (current & historical).
Hubway blog: Hubway news announcements, including major station/system alerts.
Hubway user Frequently Asked Questions.
Find Hubway on Twitter @Hubway.
Find Hubway on Facebook.