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Hubway Gets Helmets: Vending Machines to Be Placed at Four Stations

A HelmetHub vending machine rendering. (Credit: HelmetHub)

Since Hubway launched in 2011, the successful bike sharing system has struggled with one issue: How to provide helmets.
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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - August 6, 2013 at 8:31 pm

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Hubway Gets Helmets: Vending Machines to Be Placed at Four Stations

A HelmetHub vending machine rendering. (Credit: HelmetHub)

Since Hubway launched in 2011, the successful bike sharing system has struggled with one issue: How to provide helmets.
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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - August 6, 2013 at 7:01 pm

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Hubway Passes 1 Million Rides

The Hubway bike share system has been in place in Boston since July 28, 2011.

Boston’s bicycle share service has been in operation since July 2011.
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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 23, 2013 at 6:31 am

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Hubway Closes in on 1 Million Rides

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By: Bret Silverberg

With the reach of Boston's bicycle share system growing this year, Hubway is on track to soon cross the 1 million ride threshold
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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 8, 2013 at 10:34 pm

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Report: Boston Getting More Bike Lanes, Hubway

The new Hubway bike share station in the Charlestown Navy Yard.

Boston will be getting more bike lanes and Hubway bike share stations, the Boston Herald reported Tuesday, just two days after a visiting MIT scientist was struck and killed while riding her bike in the Kenmore Square area.

The city plans to add up to 20 miles of new bike lanes and 20 new Hubway kiosks and might also look to install cycle tracks on major roadways from Roxbury to the Public Garden, Transportation Commissioner Tom Tinlin told the Herald.

Last week, a new Hubway station opened at the recently built Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in the Charlestown Navy Yard, and Boston Bikes Director Nicole Freedman told Patch that another kiosk is planned in the Hayes Square area.

With plans to install more stations in South Boston, Roxbury and other locations, the total number of Hubway options could soon approach 100, the Herald reported.

Also in the works are more divided bike lanes, like the one on Western Avenue in Brighton, and cycle tracks—bike paths that separate bicyclists from motorized traffic—on Charles Street, Malcolm X Boulevard, Seaver Street and around the Public Garden, officials told the Herald. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 23, 2013 at 10:16 pm

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New Hubway Stations Planned for the South End

Boston’s bike-sharing service Hubway announced this week that more than 75 percent of its bicycle stations are open and operational.

In the South End, three stations from previous years will be back, including the Tremont Street station in front of the South End Library, one at Tremont and Berkeley Streets, and Columbus Avenue at Mass. Ave. 

Three new stations are planned for the South End, including Washington Street at Rutland Street, Boston Medical Center and Washington Street at Waltham Street. 

    “After a very snowy winter we are thrilled to announce that Hubway is open for business,” the company said in an announcement. “Our team will continue to add stations and expect to be fully deployed by mid-April.”

    The current Hubway footprint is 112 stations and 1100 bicycles with several updates to the 2012 configuration:

    Boston:

    Additional docking points installed at 10 of the most highly utilized stations, including Congress/Sleeper, Post Office Square, Beacon/Mass Ave, and Charles Circle

    Summer/Arch station has moved one block to the corner of Franklin/Arch and has added 12 docking points to accommodate demand

    TD Garden/Legends Way station has moved to the sidewalk along Causeway St at Portal Park and added 7 docking points

    New station at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital’s Navy Yard facility

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    Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 3, 2013 at 10:59 am

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    Hubway System to Reopen in April

    Hubway Bike Share bikes near Copley Square in Boston. The system will be back online in April.

    There’s still snow on the ground and it still feels like the dead of winter, but a staple of summer in Boston will be back online before you know it.

    Bicycles will be available throughout the Hubway bike sharing system the first or second week of April, according to Nicole Freedman, director of bicycle programs for the city of Boston.

    In the South End, three stations from previous years will be back, including the Tremont Street station in front of the South End Library, one at Tremont and Berkeley Streets, and Columbus Avenue at Mass. Ave. 

    Three new stations are planned for the South End, including Washington Street at Rutland Street, Boston Medical Center and Washington Street at Waltham Street. 

    Freedman also said that Hubway officials still have their sights set on setting up a network of stations in Jamaica Plain.

    “We’re very optimistic,” she said of a JP expansion. She said the JP stations would be opened in late summer. read more

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    Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 26, 2013 at 2:32 pm

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    Hubway Rides Replace 13 Percent of Car Trips in Boston

    The Hubway system has kept more than a few cars off the roads in Boston.

    Boston’s popular three-season bicycle share system has done more than provide residents with a quick, cheap mode of transportation, it’s taken a few cars off the road in the process.

    Nicole Freedman, director of bicycle programs for the city of Boston, said 13 percent of the 675,000 rides taken in the first two years of the Hubway system are “car replacement” rides, according to survey data collected by the city. In other words, those riders signaled that if not for their Hubway bike ride, they would be driving, Freedman said.

    That amounts to 87,750 rides that were taken on a bicycle as opposed to in a car.

    The Hubway system has been available to the public for about 240 days per year in its first two seasons, Freedman said. The system, which closes during winter months, opened in Boston July 20, 2011.

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    Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 4, 2013 at 3:53 pm

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