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 4.65 million trips have been taken by Hubway riders since the 2011 launch (as of 8/17/16)
  • An estimated 60,000 unique riders took trips in 2015
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

Stations and Operations

Hubway's solar-powered stations consist of a variable number of docks, plus a kiosk that can be used for purchasing Day Passes & 3-Day 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
(end-of-season)
BICYCLES
(end-of-season)
SEASON
OPEN
SEASON
CLOSE
TOTAL
DAYS
2011
61
610
July 28
Nov 30
126
2012
105
1050
April 3
Nov 28
240
2013
130
1200
April 2
Nov 27*
240*
2014
140
1300
April 2
Nov 26**
239**
2015
155
1500
April 17
Nov 25***
223***
2016
170+
1700+
February 29****
TBD
TBD

*Hubway remained open in Cambridge (26 stations) between November 2013 and March 2014. During that time, Hubway members took 34,602 rides, averaging approximately 2,100/week.
**62 Boston-based stations remained open through December 31, 2014. An additional 32 Cambridge-based stations remained open year-round.
***111 (out of 155) stations remained open through December 7, 2015. Of those, 108 will stay open through December 31. Of those, the 37 Cambridge-based stations will remain open year-round.
****In 2016, stations were activated on a rolling basis as they were deployed. Off-street & sidewalk station locations were deployed throughout March, on-street locations in April. Stations located on or adjacent to the Boston Marathon route get deployed after the race in mid-April.

System Map

View all active stations on the Hubway System Map.

To download a spreadsheet of all regular season stations (as of the end of the 2015 regular season), including latitude and longitude coordinates, click here.

Station information is also publicly available in an xml feed. This feed is the same one that powers Hubway Tracker, Spotcycle and other third-party apps.

2105 Most Popular Stations

STATION
MUNICIPALITY
ORIGIN
DESTINATION
TOTAL STATION VISITS
TD Garden (North Station) - Portal Park #1 & #2
Boston
30,485
35,425
65,910
South Station - 700 Atlantic Ave
Boston
30,791
31,277
62,068
MIT at Mass Ave / Amherst St
Cambridge
29,618
29,933
59,551
Harvard Square at Mass Ave / Dunster
Cambridge
22,673
23,587
46,260
Central Square at Mass Ave / Essex St
Cambridge
21,461
20,900
42,361
Boston Public Library
Boston
19,278
19,862
39,140
MIT Stata Center at Vassar St / Main St
Cambridge
16,894
21,735
38,629
Lafayette Square at Mass Ave / Main St / Columbia St
Cambridge
19,378
19,072
38,450
Charles Circle
Boston
17,292
16,858
34,150
Back Bay
Boston
16,712
15,881
32,593

Rider Trip Records

RECORD
TRIPS (updated
8/17/16)
DATE
Daily
7,507
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Weekly
44,461
June 20-26, 2016
Monthly
186,377
July 2015
Annual,
single rider
1,200
2015

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