This article was originally published in Wicked Local Cambridge on November 28th, 2013.
Cambridge — Hubway, the public bike share system, will continue to be available to riders throughout winter at almost all Cambridge-based stations. While Hubway has always operated on a seasonal basis in its two-and-a-half-year history, this year the city is piloting a plan to provide year-round Hubway service.
Almost all stations in Cambridge will remain operational throughout the winter, though the station at Lafayette Square/Main Street will be removed from the street for the season. The Lechmere station will be moved to the sidewalk just east of Lechmere Station. Station updates will be posted on the station map at www.thehubway.com/stations, www.hubwaytracker.com, and on the Spotcycle app for smart phones, www.spotcycle.net. Annual members can continue to use the Cambridge stations during the season at no additional cost. Twenty-four-hour, three-day passes and monthly passes will be available for purchase as usual.
As part of the pilot program, snow removal will become part of the daily responsibilities of the Hubway field team. The team, coordinated by Hubway’s dispatch office, is on the street from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day, and is stocked with equipment to keep stations clear of snow and ice.
Users should bear in mind that the regular seasonal closing of stations in Boston, Brookline and Somerville city/town limits began Nov. 18. Most stations remained open through Nov. 27.