​Boston's Low-Income Program

The City of Boston believes that every Bostonian should be able to afford a Hubway membership.

Together with the Boston Public Health Commission, the City of Boston offers $5 Hubway memberships to low-income residents of Boston. These memberships include a helmet and a Bicycle Benefits sticker.

The $5 membership cost gives you unlimited 60-minute rides. Take as many rides as you want. Keep each ride under 60 minutes to avoid additional usage fees.

Usage Fees

Ride LengthUsage Fee
0-60 minutesIncluded
61-90 minutes$1.50
91-120 minutes+ $3
121+ minutes+ extra $6 per each additional 30 min

To qualify, you must:

  • Live in the City of Boston
  • Be 16 years or older
  • Have a low income or receive certain types of public assistance

Note: restrictions apply for college students.

How to Sign Up

Visit the City of Boston's website for information on how to sign up for the low-income membership program. You can also fill out this form to apply.

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