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Hubway Will Be Closed For The Crazy Weather

Written by Boston Biker on Mar 13

Duh, but you know still a heads up.

Hello Hubway rider,

Due to the inclement weather, Hubway will temporarily close at 10 AM on Tuesday, March 14th, for the safety of our riders and staff. Once the closure has begun, no bikes can be rented at the stations, though any bikes in use at that time can be returned to any Hubway station with an available dock.

Following the storm, Hubway field staff will be working to clear stations, after which all currently deployed stations in Boston and Cambridge will reopen, and seasonal redeployment of additional stations will continue.

Of course forecasts vary and may change, so we will make sure to get updates to you. Closure and re-opening information will be posted to the Hubway website, Facebook, and Twitter. We will also send another email when the system is ready to reopen. For real-time station, bike, and dock availability, visit our station map, or call to speak with a Member Service Representative at 1-855-9HUBWAY (948-2929).

Thank you for your cooperation,

​The Hubway Team


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The Future Of Boston Is In Your Hands

Written by Boston Biker on Mar 08

From Livable Streets:

After two years of outreach, dozens of workshops, and thousands of comments from people like you, the City of Boston has released its GoBoston 2030 Vision & Action Plan, an unprecedented roadmap for the region’s mobility future.

We are proud that this ambitious plan is a reflection of our vision for a Boston where streets are safe, equitable, and vibrant places for people to live, work, and play.

Now the future of Boston is in your hands. Will you help us make this plan a reality? 

Volunteer as a Street Ambassador to help us build support for Go Boston 2030 projects and policies. We’re holding two training sessions this spring and will be deploying Street Ambassadors throughout the year. Click here to learn more.

Other ways you can support us include joining our Advocacy Committee, becoming a LivableStreets member, or making a donation.

You can review the Go Boston 2030 Vision and Action Plan here. Here are some key proposals LivableStreets is especially excited to see included:

Better Buses

  • Overall bus service reliability improvements on 30 busiest routes

  • Rapid bus service along Washington St in Roslindale, Mass Ave, between North Station and the South Boston Waterfront, between Mattapan and the LMA, and more!

  • Transit signal priority along key bus and Green Line routes

  • Implementing a network of neighborhood mobility hubs

Emerald Network

  • All three of our Boston Greenway Partners’ projects are part of the Action Plan, including Roxbury to Fenway, Arboretum to Roslindale, and the American Legion Parkway

  • Improving Columbia Road so that it better serves the surrounding community and completes Olmsted’s vision of the Emerald Necklace

  • Southwest Corridor extension to Back Bay and MGH via Charles St

Vision Zero

  • Expansion of Neighborhood Slow Streets program

  • Complete streets overhauls for Dorchester Ave in South Boston, Washington St/Columbus Ave in JP & Roxbury

  • Implementing better bike corridors by rebuilding streets with protected, low-stress bicycling facilities


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Help Re-Design City Infrastructure

Written by Boston Biker on Mar 03

From livable streets:

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Have you ever found yourself at a Boston area bus stop and thought, “this could be better”? If you could do it over, what would you change? Would you add more seating? Some public art and shelter from the elements?

Now’s your chance to put your ideas to the test! Submit a proposal to the BRT Station Design Competition.

BostonBRT is teaming up with The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) to find creative visions for what bus rapid transit stations could look like in Boston. Winners will receive cash prizes and a travel package to ITDP’s global Mobilize Conference in Santiago, Chile.

Registration for the competition is April 5th, and the submission deadline is due April 12th. Check out the BostonBRT competition webpage for more important dates and guidelines. We can’t wait to see what you think up!


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Hubway Update

Written by Boston Biker on Feb 26

Calling all designers, programmers, civic minds, artists, students & data geeks!
Join this year’s challenge to bring more than 5 million Hubway trips to life — plus the chance to win great prizes! Boston, Brookline, Cambridge and Somerville invite you to get your creative juices flowing for the 2017 Hubway Data Challenge presented by Microsoft.

Where and when do Hubway users ride? How far do they go? Which stations are most popular? Which days yield the most rides? How do rider patterns differ between members & casual riders? How does weather affect usage? Simply download the Hubway trips data and get as creative as you like. Enter your project by April 10th for your chance to win one of six prize packages (including cash) valued at over $1,200 each!

FIND OUT MORE

Save the Date — April 28th

Our expert judges will award winners in 5 categories, plus a public vote for the People’s Choice award, at the 2017 Hubway Data Challenge presented by Microsoft Awards Ceremony & Seasonal Celebration at the Microsoft New England Research & Design (NERD) Center in Cambridge. More details to follow.

Free Data Visualization Crash Course — March 16th

Want to learn the basics of data visualization and get the skills you need to participate in the Challenge? You’re invited to a free Data Visualization Crash Course offered by our friends at General Assembly Boston. Space is limited to the first 100 people who sign up, so register early.

Do You Enjoy Good (and Free) Food?

Thanks to Data Challenge event sponsor B.GOOD, attendees of the General Assembly course and our NERD Center Awards Ceremony will have the opportunity to enjoy delicious wholesome food that people feel good about eating. As part of the Data Challenge prize package, winners will also receive 7 days of free B.GOOD via the B.GOOD Family App.
Additional prizes provided by Hubway and

Boston stations coming out of hibernation beginning next week

More good news out of Hubway HQ! Weather permitting, stations based in Boston will begin deployment for the season next week. The full schedule is still to be determined, so check the Hubway blog for specific station updates to see when your favorite stations are returning. View the station map or your Hubway app to see real-time station, dock, and bike availability.

Where To Ride

Looking for places to ride Hubway?
Want to brush up on your riding skills?
Interested in a group ride?

Check out our full list of upcoming local events, festivals, rides, and classes. Here are some coming up in the next few weeks.



Mon 2/27, 11-11:30am    Public Sing Along
Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway


Mon 2/27, 1-2pm    Nonfiction Book Group
Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway


Tue 2/28, 6-8pm    Kendall Square Mobility Task Force Meeting
One Main Street, 1st Floor, East Arcade Conference Room, Cambridge


Tue 2/28, 7-8pm    Boudreau Knitting Group
Boudreau Branch Library, 245 Concord Ave, Cambridge


Tue 3/7, 7-9pm    Central Square Social Club
Central Square Branch Library, 45 Pearl Street, Cambridge


Sun 3/12, 9:30-11:30am    Poetry Out Loud Massachusetts State Finals
Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington street, Boston

Thu 3/16, 6:30-8:30pm    GA + Hubway Present: Free Data Visualization Crash Course
General Assembly, 125 Summer Street, 13th Floor, Boston

Visit the full Hubway events calendar. Have an event we should include? Tweet it to us @Hubway with hashtag #WhereToRide.

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How Hard Is This To Understand?

Written by Boston Biker on Feb 26


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The Word On The Street

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    • Hubway Introduces Unicorn Madness March 19, 2017
      Tweet Vote today for your favorite in Round 1! This month, Hubway is introducing a tournament of its own by celebrating its 8 uniquely wrapped bikes, also knows as “unicorns.” Get to know the unicorns, join the fun, win prizes … Continue reading →
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    • Historic Middlesex Canal Bike Tour – Saturday April 1st March 19, 2017
      TweetThe Middlesex Canal Association Presents: Spring Bicycle Tour of Historic Middlesex Canal   On Saturday, April 1, 2017, the Middlesex Canal Association will present its spring bicycle tour of the Middlesex Canal.  The Canal was the “big dig” of the … Continue reading →
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    • Call And Email The Mayor, Let Him Know You Want A Better Bicycling Budget! March 15, 2017
      TweetFrom The BCU: Email Script Below is a template for emails to Mayor Walsh. Please personalize it and add your own information. The more personal details, the more effective the letter will be. Don’t forget to forward it to your … Continue reading →
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    • Hubway Will Be Closed For The Crazy Weather March 13, 2017
      TweetDuh, but you know still a heads up. Hello Hubway rider, Due to the inclement weather, Hubway will temporarily close at 10 AM on Tuesday, March 14th, for the safety of our riders and staff. Once the closure has begun, no bikes can … Continue reading →
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    • Livable Streets Update March 13, 2017
      TweetWhat’s happening Become a Street Ambassador We are launching our Street Ambassador program for 2017 to directly engage the public in our Better Buses and Longwood Areacampaigns. We need volunteers who are passionate about improving transportation and are willing to help us … Continue reading →
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    • Thing A Week 10: Rubber Stamp March 12, 2017
      I needed a rubber stamp to mark the packages I was sending out from my etsy store, so I figured…why not make one. I didn’t have any stamp rubber laying around, or the tools to carve it…so I started by making both of those. I had a little bit of mold max 60 left over […]
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    • The Future Of Boston Is In Your Hands March 8, 2017
      TweetFrom Livable Streets: After two years of outreach, dozens of workshops, and thousands of comments from people like you, the City of Boston has released its GoBoston 2030 Vision & Action Plan, an unprecedented roadmap for the region’s mobility future. … Continue reading →
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    • Bikes Not Bombs Gets New Executive Director March 8, 2017
      Tweet Meet Elijah Evans, Our New Executive Director! Bikes Not Bombs is pleased to announce that Elijah Evans will be joining us as our new Executive Director. Elijah has a lifelong commitment to social justice and has the passion, vision, … Continue reading →
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    • Thing A Week 9: Dune Inspired Jewelery Part 1 March 6, 2017
      I am very into Dune, and re-read the original 6 books once a year.  During my many re-reads I noticed there are a bunch of instances of jewelry being mentioned. So I decided I would re-create them. Kynes Rabbit Pin: A copper pin engraved with the likeness of a hare clasped the neck of Kynes’ […]
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    • Free Bike Party At The Asgard! March 3, 2017
      TweetFrom the email 🙂  Go get your party on! —————– Save the date: on March 21st, come celebrate the end of winter with us – and start thinking of SUMMER!  Join us at the Cycle Massachusetts 2017 Kickoff Party and learn more … Continue reading →
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