Hubway Bike Sharing Service to Add 400 More Bikes
With the Back Bay station and others in Boston a success, the growing network of shared bikes is adding 11 stations across city neighborhoods and a total of 30 including surrounding areas.
Back Bay was one of the first areas in the city to have a Hubway station. Now, the city plans to add 30 more stations across Boston neighborhoods and surrounding cities including Somerville, Cambridge and Brookline.
The expansion will add 400 bikes to the system, according to the Herald. Hubway users pay a membership fee, plus charges for rides more than 30 minutes.
The city's acting bike czar, Kris Carter, said the exact locations of Boston's 11 new Hubway stations are still being worked out.
"We are looking at adding stations in Roxbury, Dorchester, Charlestown, Allston, and in the downtown core of Boston," Carter said in an email to Patch. "I’ll have a more definite list for you once all the permitting and community meetings are completed in the new few weeks. Look for new stations during the middle of August."
One of the two new Charlestown stations would be at Main and Austin. That one has been approved locally. The other would be at Warren and Chelsea. There's a community meeting about that one Thursday evening.