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New Key Design!

For our 4th birthday, we got new keys! The newer key is a bit sleeker, lighter, easier to get onto your keychain, and is designed to hold up longer. Check the picture out below.

PLEASE NOTE: These new keys will be distributed to new members. Your existing key (a sense of pride, right?) will continue to work as they always have.


[CircleID] Independent Show 2015: Out-of-the-Box Lessons in the Digital Age

The following is an excerpt of an article that was originally published by Ladi Astrab in CircleID on July 28th, 2015.

This year’s Independent Show summer conference was held in Boston, a place where the accents are strong and you hear great quotes like:

“Hey Norm, how is the world treating you?”

“Like a baby treats a diaper. Now start pouring.”

Boston is one of my favorite cities on the East Coast. Intercity transport is made easy by having both a subway and a Hubway, and of course cabbies are everywhere and are always strong on conversation.

If I had to sum up this year’s conference with one phrase, it would have to be: out-of-the-box thinking.

Click here to read the full article.

[Metro Boston] Hubway celebrates fourth anniversary, plans extentions

The following article was originally published by Kayla Sweeney in Metro Boston on July 28th, 2015.

Today marks four years since Hubway launched in Boston, and the bike sharing system is celebrating with a massive expansion.

Hubway has more than 139 stations, but the officials said they plan to add 20 more throughout Boston and Cambridge during the next half of the 2015 season. 

Hubway Spokesman Benjy Kantor told Metro that while the locations of the new stations have not been determined yet, “there will be hub-bub surrounding the extension later in the season,” so bikers should stay tuned.

Kantor told Metro that they weren’t hosting a big celebration for their anniversary because of the extension plans and the buzz that will surround that later this year. However, Hubway officials will plan a collaborative special or celebration within the cities that Hubway resides, he said.

Cyclists may also be looking at new lighter, sleeker bikes, but Kantor said the cities have yet to confirm the upgrade.

Since 2011, Hubway users have offset more than 3 million tons of carbon, the system reported. Bikers can also be collaboratively proud of themselves for burning almost 200 million calories in the past four years.

The website offers an ongoing statistics list on their website along with ways bikers can track their own usage. To join the movement or for more information visit http://www.thehubway.com/home

Hubway Turns Four!

Hubway launched on July 28th, 2011, with 60 stations and 600 bikes. Four trips around the sun* later, and the system is made up of 139 stations (140 really, but one has not been deployed this year due to construction) and 1300 bicycles, with further expansion expected later this year along with Hubway’s 4 millionth trip! If you take that trip, you could win a $250 gift card to New Balance!


*4.6M miles is approximately 1/20th of the way to the sun, though we’d recommend turning back before it gets too hot. We’d still take Boston winters over global warming, which coincidentally Hubway riders are doing their part to fight by offsetting all that carbon.

Today is Ernest Hemingway's birthday. He rode bikes.