Hubway To Expand Next Year

Seems the Hubway sharing program was so successful, that Cambridge, Brookline, and Somerville are getting stations next year.

woo! And this after everyone thought the streets would run red with the blood of a thousand dead hubway cyclists…seems that Boston city streets are not to rough and tumble for cyclists as they used to be. We have a long way to go…but we are heading in the right direction.

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After recording 140,000 trips in four months, Boston’s European-style bicycle-sharing system is expanding across the Charles River, with stations planned for Cambridge and Somerville after a winter hiatus.

The 60-station, 600-bike Hubway system will shut down Wednesday night and reopen in March, weather permitting, when it will quickly expand – adding 30 stations and roughly 300 bicycles beyond Boston’s borders.

Cambridge officials said they hope to concentrate 20 stations in the most densely populated swaths of their city, and Somerville expects to usher in eight stations.