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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.
  • In June 2017, the City of Boston announced plans to add more than 70 new stations beginning in 2018. Cambridge, Brookline, and Somerville later announced plans to expand, as well.
  • By Fall of 2017, Hubway grows to 185 stations with 1800 bikes operating in all four municipalities.
  • 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 6.5 million trips have been taken by Hubway riders since the 2011 launch (as of 12/4/17)
  • 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
140,974
133,761
5,751,723
90,957
2012
7,042
68,752
531,388
1,058,707
45,524,390
859,670
2013
9,714
88,644
908,165
1,631,451
70,152,379
1,324,738
2014
12,673
88,779
1,186,256
2,091,386
89,929,588
1,698,205
2015
13,248
102,445
1,122,544
2,059,079
88,540,408
1,671,972
2016
14,096
99,322
1,236,236
2,251,508
96,814,848
1,828,225
2017
14,577
95,299
1,313,837
2,427,998
104,403,920
1,971,535
2018

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.

Customers can ride without a key using the Hubway app. Launched in Summer of 2017, the app allows you to take out bikes, plan routes, and receive push notification updates.

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
Apr 3
Nov 28
240
2013
105 / 130
1050 / 1200
Apr 2
Nov 27
240
2014
130 / 140
1200 / 1300
Apr 2
Nov 26
239
2015
140 / 155
1300 / 1500
Apr 17
Nov 25
223
2016
155 / 180
1500 / 1800
Feb 29
Dec 31
307
2017
180 / 190
1800
Feb 27
Dec 31
308
2018
190 /
1800 /
Jan 1*

*Prior to 2017, Hubway was fully operational in Cambridge throughout the winter. For the 2017-18 winter, Hubway is fully operational in all four municipalities. Some on-street locations will relocated or removed due to safety and snow removal. Approximately 100 new station locations are expected in 2018.

System Map

View all active stations on the Hubway System Map.

A spreadsheet of all 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 2017
MIT at Mass Ave / Amherst St
Cambridge
86,199
MIT Stata Center at Vassar St / Main St
Cambridge
58,811
South Station - 700 Atlantic Ave
Boston
55,440
Central Square at Mass Ave / Essex St
Cambridge
53,542
Kendall T
Cambridge
47,140
Harvard Square at Mass Ave / Dunster
Cambridge
46,190
Nashua Street at Red Auerbach Way
Boston
45,091
Beacon St at Massachusetts Ave
Boston
40,968
Copley Square - Dartmouth St at Boylston St
Boston
40,314
MIT Vassar St
Cambridge
40,189

Rider Trip Records

RECORD
TRIPS (updated
10/19/17)
DATE
Daily
7,559
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Weekly
45,442
August 7-13, 2017
Monthly
193,830
Aug 2017
Annual,
single rider
1,200
2015

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