[AUDIO] RadioBoston, 90.9 WBUR: 8 Ways To Diversity Transportation In Neighborhoods Like Somerville's Union Square

“What I think people haven’t really taken into account is this really is a mobility revolution we’re in the middle of. And it’s not just about the green line. Right behind you there’s Hubway bikes… and all those bikes are gone, somebody’s taken all of them somewhere else. We are going to have more and more car sharing here. There’s a Zipcar…station right behind us over there. We have people walking here, biking here, taking the train. There’s a huge amount of change [that’s] going to be happening in the way we use our cars in the future. [The] millennial generation — fewer and fewer of them are getting driving licenses now. People don’t want to use cars, they don’t want to own cars.” Click here to read and hear more.

Station Move Alert: Beacon Street at Washington / Kirkland [Somerville]

Station Move Alert: Beginning Thursday, September 11th, the Beacon Street at Washington / Kirkland Hubway station in Somerville will move around the corner onto Washington Street, directly across from the Wine & Cheese Cask. The move is due to a large-scale road improvement project along Beacon Street. The new location is being considered permanent through the end of the 2014 riding season.

During the move the station will be temporarily out of order, and you will not be able to check out or return bikes there. If you are planning to utilize that station on the date of the move, please be prepared to use alternate stations. Thanks for your patience during this time.

All apps, including Spotcycle, Hubway Tracker, and the official Hubway station map will be updated at the time of the move. Please look to those for up to the minute system information on system availability.

Thanks for riding Hubway!

These 12 "Don'ts" of Bicycling still apply 45 years later!

Increased safety isn’t the sole responsibility of any one party or group of individuals. The responsibility for increasing safety for bicycles, drivers, and pedestrians alike lies in the concerted efforts from (and respect for) all parties & individuals, and each of us can take responsibility for the safety of both ourselves and others.

That being said, we thought the image below from a 1969 bicycle safety manual, found in a 2012 blog post by Maria Popova in Brain Pickings, was pretty spot on. Click the image to view the full post and other fantastic images from the manual.

System Alert: Cambridge Road Closure, Sunday, September 7th


The Cambridge Carnival celebration, to be held on Sunday, September 7th, is the largest festival in Cambridge, and we strongly recommend taking an extra moment to review stations which may be affected by temporary road closures and detours beginning at 8am that day. It is possible that some closures will affect Hubway staff’s ability to access and balance stations, and we ask for your patience during this time.

The following stations in Cambridge, along or adjacent to the Parade route, may especially be affected:

  • Central Square at Mass Ave / Essex Street
  • Lafayette Square at Mass Ave / Main Street / Columbia Street
  • MIT Stata Center at Vassar Street / Main Street
  • Kendall T at Main Street
  • One Broadway / Kendall Square at Main Street / 3rd Street

To view the City of Cambridge Traffic Management Plan for the event, including specific road closures, please click here.

You can find more information about the parade at Please use Spotcycle or Hubway Tracker for up to the minute system information and bike/dock availability.

Station Alert: Temporary removal of Beacon/Charles station, beginning August 29th

Station Alert: Due to planned sidewalk construction, the Beacon/Charles Hubway station located adjacent to Beacon Hill and the Boston Garden, in Boston, will be temporarily removed, beginning Friday, August 29th.

Plans are to redeploy the station in the same location after construction has been completed. During this time, the station will not be available for renting or docking bikes. If you are planning to use Hubway in the area during this period, please make arrangements to use alternate stations.

Updates will be posted when available on Hubway’s Twitter & Facebook pages. For station map and up to the minute system availability, please use our Spotcycle app for smartphones or visit During the outage, that station may not appear on those services, nor on the website station map. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this planned outage, and thank you for using Hubway.