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.
- 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
(24-Hr & 72-Hr)
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.
(beginning / end of season)
(beginning / end of season)
|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*
*Hubway stations in Cambridge are open year-round. Stations in the other operating municipalities have closed for some or all of the winter season.
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
|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
|Daily||7,172||Tuesday, August 9, 2016|
|Weekly||44,295||Sept 11-17, 2016
Additional Tools & Resources