Media Kit

Thank you for your interest in Hubway. Hubway is Boston's regional bike sharing system that gives members access to more than 1,700 bikes at 170 stations, designed to offer a one-way transportation option, similar to a bus or train.

This kit will provide you with some core statistics of Hubway's operations, links to public ridership data, and hi-res, print-ready images.

Facts

  • Launched on July 28, 2011, with 610 bicycles and 60 stations throughout the City of Boston.
  • In the summer of 2012, the system expanded to Brookline, Cambridge and Somerville.
  • By the end of 2013, the system footprint covered approximately 20 square miles, and by the end of 2015, 25 square miles.
  • Hubway is owned by the governments of the Cities of Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville, and by the Town of Brookline. The Metropolitan Area Planning Council oversees the interaction and use between municipalities.
  • Hubway is operated by Motivate, which operates some of the largest bike share systems around the world, including New York's Citi Bike, San Francisco’s Bay Area Bike Share, Chicago’s Divvy Bikes, Washington D.C.'s Capital Bikeshare, and Portland's BIKETOWN. Each system has a different operating profile based on the scale.

Membership and Ridership

  • More than 5.38 million trips have been taken by Hubway riders since the 2011 launch (as of 5/1/17)
  • An estimated 87,000 unique riders took trips in 2016
YEAR
ANNUAL
MEMBERS
CASUAL PASSES
(24-Hr & 72-Hr)
TOTAL
TRIPS
MILES
TRAVELED
CALORIES
BURNED
Co2 OFFSET
(lbs)
2011
3,203
30,655
142,289
133,761
5,751,723
90,957
2012
7,042
68,752
533,874
556,893
23,946,399
378,687
2013
9,714
88,644
913,109
1,026,069
44,120,967
697,727
2014
12,673
88,779
1,192,805
2,193,957
94,340,151
1,491,891
2015
13,248
102,445
1,139,310
2,523,014
108,489,602
1,715,650
201614,09699,3221,273,4532,819,824121,252,4321,917,480

Stations and Operations

Hubway's solar-powered stations consist of a variable number of docks, plus a kiosk that can be used for purchasing 24-hour & 72-hour passes, finding nearby stations, seeing real-time bike availability, and more. Some stations are equipped with key dispensers, and members can select to have new keys mailed to them or to retrieve them directly from a station. There is also a two-sided information panel which displays a map of the service and usage instructions.

There are stations serving every line of the T, commuter rail and ferry, as well as more than 60 bus routes to accommodate multi-modal trips. Hubway employs 4-5 rebalancing vans, each with a payload of 20-25 bikes, are used to redistribute bicycles between 6am and 10pm, 7 days a week. Bicycles are redistributed dynamically in response to real-time data.

YEAR
STATIONS
(beginning / end of season)
BICYCLES
(beginning / end of season)
SEASON
OPEN
SEASON
CLOSE
TOTAL
DAYS
2011
61
610
July 28
Nov 30
126
2012
61 / 105
610 / 1050
April 3
Nov 28
240
2013
105 / 130
1050 / 1200
April 2
Nov 27*
240*
2014
130 / 140
1200 / 1300
April 2
Nov 26*
239*
2015
140 / 155
1300 / 1500
April 17
Nov 25*
223*
2016
155 / 185
1500 / 1800
February 29*
Jan 1, 2017*
307*
2017
185
1800
February 27

*Hubway stations in Cambridge are open year-round. Stations in the other operating municipalities have closed for some or all of the winter season.

System Map

View all active stations on the Hubway System Map.

A spreadsheet of all regular season stations, including latitude and longitude coordinates, is available on the Hubway System Data page, along with a public archive of Hubway trips data.

Most Popular Stations

STATION
MUNICIPALITY
TOTAL STATION VISITS IN 2016
MIT at Mass Ave / Amherst St
Cambridge
75,990
MIT Stata Center at Vassar St / Main St
Cambridge
69,095
South Station - 700 Atlantic Ave
Boston
66,663
Harvard Square at Mass Ave / Dunster
Cambridge
50,488
Central Square at Mass Ave / Essex St
Cambridge
50,316
TD Garden - West End Park
Boston
40,621
Kendall T
Cambridge
39,382
MIT Vassar St
Cambridge
36,885
Beacon St at Massachusetts Ave
Boston
36,398
Beacon St at Massachusetts Ave
Cambrdidge
35,765

Rider Trip Records

RECORD
TRIPS (updated
8/17/16)
DATE
Daily
7,172
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Weekly
44,295
Sept 11-17, 2016
Monthly
179,747
July 2015
Annual,
single rider
1,200
2015

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