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System Alert Update: Washington St at Waltham St, South End has been reinstalled

UPDATE: Thursday, June 23rd, 11am
The station has been reinstalled and is fully operational! Thank you for your patience during this outage.


UPDATE: Tuesday, June 21st, 4pm
Washington Street has been repaired and is awaiting lane-striping. Striping is scheduled to be complete by the evening of Wednesday, June 22nd. We are expecting the Hubway station to be redeployed by Friday afternoon, June 24th. Thank you for your patience.


UPDATE: Monday, June 13th, 1pm
To accommodate security of the area, ground settling, and other general safety issues, there will be a delay of at least one week before the station can be reinstalled at Washington / Waltham. We understand this is an inconvenience, and we will work with Boston Public Works and Boston Police to make sure this station can return as soon as possible after safety inspections are completed. Please stay tuned for updates.


UPDATE: Wednesday, June 8th, 3:30pm
The station will be out of order through this weekend. It is tentatively scheduled to return at an adjacent site on Monday, June 13th, pending cooperative weather conditions. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please stay tuned for updates.


Due to a water main break (see images below), the Hubway station located at Washington St at Waltham St, in Boston, will be closed, effectively immediately, Wednesday, June 8th, 7:30am, to enable police & service access. We expect the station to return following resolution of the issue, but there is currently no estimated timeline.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Please check the Hubway websitefacebook, or twitter pages for updates.

Please use a free app (search for “hubway” on a smartphone) or visit www.hubwaytracker.com for up to the minute information on system availability.


photos: Kyle Gates

[Boston Business Journal] Hubway bike-sharing program expanding to East Boston

The following article was originally published by David L. Harris in Boston Business Journal, on June 15th, 2016.

The Boston Transportation Department said Tuesday that it plans to bring the New Balance Hubway bike-sharing program to 10 locations in East Boston this year.

The soon-to-be-added stations are in addition to 10 new stations opening this summer in Roxbury and northern Dorchester, according to the city.

The New Balance Hubway system is a bike-sharing system that’s owned by the municipalities of Boston, Brookline, Cambridge and Somerville.

The Boston Transportation Department said it will work alongside the public to help plan the new stations.

According to the city:

Everyone is welcome to attend a community workshop on June 30 at the East Boston Public Library to talk about what makes a good location for a Hubway station and work together to identify general locations for new stations. People will be able to prioritize specific locations via a survey conducted by street teams from the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing and the East Boston Social Center, via an online version of the survey, and by dropping by an open house on July 28.

Get ready to #takehubway in East Boston!

Key dates:
Community Workshop – June 30 6:30-8:00 p.m., East Boston Public Library
Community Open House – July 28, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., East Boston Public Library

[Press Release] City of Boston Expands Bike Share to East Boston

Ten New Balance Hubway Stations to be Established in the Neighborhood this Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Click here to view City of Boston site release.
June 14, 2016

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Tracey Ganiatsos, BTD@cityofboston.gov

The Boston Transportation Department announced plans to bring the popular New Balance Hubway bike share program to 10 locations in East Boston this year. These stations are in addition to 10 new stations opening this summer in Roxbury and northern Dorchester.
“By expanding Hubway across the harbor to East Boston, we are giving more of our residents access to bike-sharing, which is good for our economy, our environment and our health,” said Mayor Walsh. “We will continue to work to provide residents with a diverse range of transportation options.”
The New Balance Hubway system is regional public transportation by bike, owned by the municipalities of Boston, Brookline, Cambridge and Somerville. With more than 13,000 annual members and over 100,000 short-term passes sold each year, the Hubway system will celebrate its 5th birthday this July and 5 million trips this fall.

“Bringing Hubway to East Boston is a major milestone for the program,” said Boston Transportation Commissioner Fiandaca. “With these new stations, East Boston residents and visitors will have an active, fun way to get around the neighborhood.”
The Boston Transportation Department will work alongside the public to help plan the new stations. Everyone is welcome to attend a community workshop on June 30 at the East Boston Public Library to talk about what makes a good location for a Hubway station and work together to identify general locations for new stations. People will be able to prioritize specific locations via a survey conducted by street teams from the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing and the East Boston Social Center, via an online version of the survey, and by dropping by an open house on July 28.
Get ready to #takehubway in East Boston!

    Key dates:
  • Community Workshop – June 30 6:30-8pm, East Boston Public Library
  • Community Open House – July 28, 6-8pm, East Boston Public Library


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About Hubway: New Balance Hubway is metro-Boston’s bike-sharing system with more than 1,600 bikes at 160 stations in Boston, Cambridge, Brookline and Somerville.  The City of Boston has the longest-running subsidized bike-share membership program in the country, offering Hubway memberships to low-income residents for just $5 per year.  For more information about subsidized memberships please visit http://www.bostonbikes.org/ or call #617-635-1470.  Find out more about the New Balance Hubway system, station expansions, deployments, and outages/closures at www.thehubway.com, on Twitter and on Facebook.

[El Planeta] ¡FINALMENTE! Planean abrir estaciones de Hubway en East Boston este año

El siguiente artículo fue publicado originalmente en El Planeta, el 14 de junio de 2016.

El Departamento de Transporte de Boston anunció esta semana sus planes para extender el popular programa de bicicletas públicas Hubway a 10 localidades en East Boston este año.

No se ha especificado cuándo exactamente van a ser abiertas estas nuevas estaciones, pero se han convocado dos reuniones públicas en junio y julio para discutir con el público detalles sobre sus planes, y pedirles ayuda, sugerencias y comentarios.

“Al llevar el sistema de Hubway a East Boston estamos dando a más de nuestros residentes el acceso a bicicletas públicas, lo cual es bueno para nuestra economía, nuestro medio ambiente y nuestra salud”, dijo el alcalde Martin Walsh. “Vamos a seguir trabajando para proporcionar a los residentes una amplia gama de opciones de transporte”.

El sistema de Hubway funciona en los municipios de Boston, Brookline, Cambridge y Somerville. Con más de 13.000 miembros anuales y más de 100.000 pases de corto plazo que se venden cada año, Hubway va a celebrar su quinto cumpleaños este mes de julio, con 5 millones de viajes realizados hasta los momentos.

“Traer Hubway a East Boston es un hito importante para el programa”, dijo la comisionada de Transporte de Boston Gina Fiandaca. “Con estas nuevas estaciones, los residentes de East Boston y los visitantes tendrán una forma activa y divertida de moverse por la zona”.

MassDOT quiere tu opinión

El Departamento de Transporte de Boston trabajará junto con el público para ayudar a planificar las nuevas estaciones. Los residentes están invitados a asistir a un taller comunitario el 30 de junio en la Biblioteca Pública de East Boston para hablar sobre posibles ubicaciones para las estaciones de Hubway.

Las personas podrán dar prioridad a localizaciones específicas a través de una encuesta online realizada por Neighborhood of Affordable Housing and the East Boston Social Center.

También podrán asistir a un Open House el 28 de julio.


    Reuniones públicas sobre Hubway en East Boston:
  • Community Workshop. 30 de junio. 6:30pm-8pm. East Boston Public Library.
  • Community Open House. 28 de julio. 6pm-8pm. East Boston Public Library.

MEMBER PERK! First 30 Hubway riders to RSVP get free tickets to WGBH's Boston Talks Happy Hour on June 16th


Boston Talks Happy Hour: Olympics of Bust

Thursday, April 16, 2016, 7-9pm
WGBH Studios, One Guest Street, Brighton


A Smarter Happy Hour
Grab your friends and #TakeHubway for WGBH’s take on happy hour — inspiring conversation plus wine and local craft brews. Hear from and connect with local experts in a variety of fields while enjoying the great company of your neighbors from Boston and beyond.


Tickets are regularly $10 each, but the first 30 Hubway riders to RSVP will receive free admission!

Act now!
Click here to RSVP!
USE PROMO CODE HUBWAY TO GET THE FREE TIX
(again, free tix only available to first 30 who RSVP with that code).


Boston Talks: Olympics or Bust
Hear from rower Andrew Campbell, who is set to represent the United States in the Men’s Lightweight Double Scull at the upcoming 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Investigative and enterprise sports reporter for the Boston Globe, Shira Springer gives us the inside story on what it’s like to cover the Olympics, and lets us know what to watch for this summer. And Special Olympics VP of Philanthropy Nick Savarese explains how sports unite communities. Join Andrew, Shira, Nick, and others for a smarter happy hour celebrating the Olympics.

Meet the Host
Edgar runs WGBH’s Curiosity Desk, where he digs a little deeper into topics in the news, explores the off-beat, and searches for answers to questions posed by the world around us. His radio features can be heard on 89.7 WGBH’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and his television features can be seen on WGBH’s Greater Boston. Follow him on Twitter @ebherwick3.

PLEASE NOTE: You must be 21+ to attend.