New Station Alert: Effective Monday afternoon, October 5th, the new Hubway station, The Lawn on D, is open & operational in the Seaport District. This station is a 19-dock off-street station on D Street by the Westin Hotel. This is Hubway’s 146th station.
New Station Alert: Effective Monday afternoon, October 5th, the new Hubway station, Dorchester Avenue & Harbor View Street, is open & operational in Dorchester. This station is a 15-dock on-street station in front of Ryan Playground. This is Hubway’s 145th station.
New Station Alert: Effective Monday afternoon, October 5th, the new Hubway station, Franklin Park Zoo, is open & operational. This station is a 15-dock off-street station on Franklin Park Road at Blue Hill Avenue, near the Zebra entrance to the zoo. This is Hubway’s 144th station.
The following article was originally published by Jamie Ducharme in Boston Magazine on October 5th, 2015.
There will be new stations in Boston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, and Roxbury. (image: Meredith Foley)
By the end of this week, Boston will be home to 11 new Hubway locations.
According to an announcement from Boston Bikes, this is the Hubway’s first expansion since 2013. Since then, the company has analyzed location suggestions from riders, conversations with community organizers and residents, and the layout and limitations of the current network to determine neighborhoods that would be a good fit. The new stations will bring the grand total up to more than 150 sites spread across Boston, Cambridge, Brookline, Somerville, Roxbury, Brighton, and Charlestown.
This week’s new locations include:
Franklin Park Zoo, at Franklin Park Road and Blue Hill Avenue, Boston
North Station, at Nashua Street and Martha Road, Boston
Wentworth Institute of Technology, at Huntington Avenue between Ruggles and Vancouver Streets, Boston (open now)
Brighton Center, at Cambridge Street and Washington Street, Brighton
Brock Street and Washington Street, Brighton
Main Street at Eden Street, Charlestown
Bunker Hill Community College, near Austin Street, Charlestown
Dorchester Avenue and Harbor View Street, Dorchester
Franklin Park at Seaver Street, Roxbury (open now)
West Broadway at D Street, South Boston (open now)
The Lawn on D, at D street by the Westin Hotel, South Boston
Four more locations—one each in the South End, Seaport District, Dorchester, and Jamaica Plain—are currently pending.
The following article was originally published by Adam Vaccaro on Boston.com on October 5th, 2015.
Boston is adding 15 new Hubway stations. (image: The Boston Globe)
Boston’s public cycling system is getting a little more robust this week, with the city adding 11 new Hubway stations inside city limits.
The new stations began rolling out late last week, and so far three are up and running. Their locations:
At West Broadway and D Street in Southie;
At Seaver Street and Humboldt Avenue, at Franklin Park in Roxbury;
On Huntington Avenue, between Ruggles and Vancouver Streets, near Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Eight more are coming by the end of this week, according to the website of the city’s cycling program, Boston Bikes. They are spread across the city, with locations at:
Blue Hill Avenue and Franklin Park Road, at the Franklin Park Zoo;
Dorchester Avenue and Harbor View Street in Dorchester;
Main Street and Eden Street in Charlestown;
Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown, near Austin Street;
Nashua Street and Martha Road, near North Station;
Cambridge and Washington streets, near Brighton Center;
Brock and Washington streets in Brighton;
The Lawn on D in the Seaport District.
The city is also planning on four more stations, but those stations are waiting on permitting or construction issues to be resolved. When they’re ready, they will be located at:
The Troy Boston development in the South End;
Liberty Wharf in the Seaport;
Savin Hill in Dorchester;
Heath Street and South Huntington Avenue in Jamaica Plain.
Once all 15 new stations are installed, the city will have 106 in its boundaries, and there will be 155 system-wide (Hubway is also in Cambridge, Somerville, and Brookline). Hubway spokesman Benjy Kantor said Cambridge is also planning to add new stations, but there is not a definite timeline for that yet.
Through August of this year, Hubway riders across the region had taken 720,000 trips, Kantor said. In 2014, for the full calendar year, riders took nearly 1.2 million trips.