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New Station Alert: Hubway's 164th station launches today at Upham's Corner MBTA

Station Alert: Hubway’s 164th and newest station, Upham’s Corner MBTA, deployed earlier today. This is a 15-dock station located on Magnolia Street, just south of Dudley Street across from the Kroc Corps Community Center in the Dorchester neighborhood of boston.

As one of the new stations in the Hubway system, this location also has key-dispensing capabilities for new members.


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New Station Alert: Hubway's 163rd station launches today, Washington St at Melnea Cass Blvd, Roxbury

Station Alert: Hubway’s 163rd station, Washington St at Melnea Cass Blvd, deployed earlier today. This is a 15-dock station located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Washington and Melnea Cass, adjacent to the Tropical Foods / El Platanero market, in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston.

As one of the new stations in the Hubway system, this location also has key-dispensing capabilities for new members.


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System Alert Update: Beacon St / Mass Ave, Back Bay West - REOPENING TODAY

UPDATE: Tuesday, July 19th, 9am
The station plates/docks have left our warehouse via flatbed truck, and are on their way for redeployment. To accommodate the new protected bike lane striping, the station will be located a few feet away from its prior location. The station is expected to be installed and live later this morning.


UPDATE: Thursday, July 14th, 11:30am
As reported in the Boston Globe, officials from the Vision Zero Task Force of the Boston Transportation Department have announced that the restriping of the area would create a permanent parking-protected bike lane on Beacon Street between Mass Ave and Charlesgate East. The restriping is scheduled for this evening, Thursday, July 14th. Hubway must await approval from the City of Boston and their Department of Public Works prior to reinstalling the station, which will likely occur next week. You can read more about the restriping / protected lane project here. Thank you for your patience during this outage.


In order to accommodate re-striping of the street in the adjacent area, the Hubway station located at Beacon St / Mass Ave, in Boston’s West Back Bay neighborhood, will be closed, effectively immediately, Tuesday, July 12th, 9am, to enable DPW & service access.

Please note: We expect the station to return following resolution of the issue, but there is currently no estimated timeline. Updates will be posted as they are received.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Please check the Hubway websitefacebook, or twitter pages for updates.

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New Station Alert: 2 new stations to deploy today in Roxbury along MLK Blvd

Station Alert: The two newest Hubway stations are set to deploy today, July 15th, in Roxbury:

  • Roxbury YMCA, an 11-dock station, will be located at Warren Street, directly in front of the Roxbury YMCA at 285 Martin Luther King Blvd.
  • MLK Blvd at Washington St, a 15-dock station located on MLK Blvd at Malcolm X Park, near the Melnea A. Cass Swimming Pool.

These stations create Hubway docking connections adjacent to the Dudley Square and Washington Park neighborhoods of Boston.


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[Boston Globe] Permanent parking-protected bike lane to be implemented on Beacon Street

The following article was originally published by Steve Annear in the Boston Globe, on July 14th, 2016.

Things will be shifting soon for drivers and cyclists traveling on a small section of Beacon Street.

Officials from the Vision Zero Task Force, which is headed by the Boston Transportation Department and includes several other city agencies, announced Wednesday in a newsletter that they would restripe a block of the busy Back Bay road, between Massachusetts Avenue and Charlesgate East, to create a permanent parking-protected bike lane.

“We are excited to bring a parking-protected bike lane to this stretch of Beacon Street, which is an important connection to Kenmore Square and beyond,” said Stefanie Seskin, active transportation director for the BTD, in a statement. “Parking-protected bike lanes provide a comfortable, safe place for people biking on our streets.”

The restriping will likely take place Thursday evening, she said, and require the temporary removal of the Hubway station there.

The task force said that the reconfiguration would maintain the two existing parking lanes on each side of the one-way street, as well as two travel lanes.

A parking-protected lane puts a path for cyclists between parked cars to the left, and the curb on the right, separating them from moving vehicles. A buffer zone, marked by cones, also exists between the lane and the parked cars to prevent “dooring,” a term used to describe when a person exits a vehicle and opens their door into a cyclist’s right-of-way.

Becca Wolfson, executive director of the Boston Cyclists Union, a non-profit advocacy group, was excited by the news.

“We see it as a great demonstration and a perfect next step” to creating a better bike network throughout Boston, she said.

Wolfson added, “Hopefully, everyone will realize — both cyclists and drivers — that it will make everyone’s lives that much better.”

The announcement came a day after the Vision Zero Task Force, whose aim is to eliminate fatal and serious bike and pedestrian crashes by 2030, tested out a temporary parking-protected lane on Beacon Street.

The sample lane was 70 feet long, and was set up for only three hours. But city officials said it was well received by passersby.

“Many Boston residents request this type of facility,” Seskin said. “The experience of other cities shows that providing a network of protected bike lanes not only improves safety but also tends to attract more people to riding bikes for their everyday trips.”

Cyclists who tested out the popup lane this week also gave it the seal of approval.

“It was a stress-free and safe environment,” Doug Johnson, community organizer for the Boston Cyclists Union, told the Globe.