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Two Hubway Stations Moved

Written by Boston Biker on Sep 28

Happened last week, but if you haven’t noticed yet this might affect your commute.

From Hubway:


Stations to move after rush hour on September 22nd

Effective Thursday morning, at 10am on September 22nd, after the morning commute rush, the two Hubway stations located at North Station, TD Garden – Causeway at Portal Park #1 & #2, will be moved to accommodate ongoing construction in the area.

New docks will be placed in two different nearby locations (map below):

  • 16 docks will be added to the station at Nashua Street at Red Auerbach Way.
  • 35 docks will be installed on the west side of North Station at the new West End Park station, across the street from the Nashua Street at Red Auerbach Way station. Use the crosswalk at the intersection of Lomasney Way and Martha Road to access West End Park.
The original Portal Park stations will be in place for the morning commute rush on Thursday, September 22nd, until 10am. The new locations are expected to be installed immediately after the former stations are removed, but please note there may be some down time between removal and installation during which the docks will not be available. Please allow for additional time if looking for a bike or dock in the area. We recommend planning a backup mode of transportation in case the need should arise.

A Hubway Ambassador will be available for more information at the former station location on Thursday, Friday, and Monday. Hubway’s North Station Valet service will continue at the new West End Park station during its regularly scheduled times, Monday through Friday, 4-7pm. Please allow for additional time, especially during heavy commute times and evening rush hour if traveling to catch a train.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


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Hubway Free Ride Day, Sept. 10th

Written by Boston Biker on Sep 08

Hubway is giving away a free day of rides this weekend!


Get Your Free Day Pass

We’re teaming up with Blue Apron to celebrate the end of the summer season with free 24-Hour Passes on Saturday, September 10!

Sign up today to get your free pass. We’ll send you an email with a gift code that you can redeem at any Hubway kiosk on the 10th.*

Get My Free Pass
Invite your friends to join you for a free ride by sharing this URL:  thehubway.com/freeride

$30 Off Your First Blue Apron Delivery

In addition to a free ride, Blue Apron is offering Hubway riders $30 off their first Blue Apron delivery!

Start cooking →

Blue Apron delivers all the fresh ingredients and recipes you need, in exactly the right proportions, to make simple, seasonal home-cooked meals. New recipes are created each week by Blue Apron’s culinary team, so you’ll learn to cook with new ingredients, cuisines, and cooking techniques. Discover a better way to cook!
*When you redeem your gift code, the cost of your 24-hour Pass ($6 value) will be waived. You can take as many rides as you want while your pass is active, and the first 30 minutes of each ride is free. If you keep a bike out for longer than 30 minutes at a time, you will incur additional usage fees, which will be billed to the payment card you swiped at the kiosk. To avoid being charged additional fees, keep each ride to 30 minutes or less.

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Hubway Turns 5 Today!

Written by Boston Biker on Aug 04

To celebrate they are throwing a bunch of parties!

See below, from Hubway.


Join us for 5 parties in 5 days!

Free coffee from our friends at Pavement Coffeehouse and KooKoo Cafe … Ice cream from JP Licks and Ben & Jerry’s … Appetizers from Cambridge Brewing Company … Free t-shirts for Hubway members … Complimentary 24-hour passes for all … A chance to win one of five $100 gift cards from New Balance (no purchase nece … This is how Hubway does birthdays! Join us as we celebrate five years of bike share in metro-Boston with five days of pop-up celebrations throughout the area. Hubway Ambassadors will be at the stations to greet you with guaranteed docks, but don’t be late — you must arrive during the specified times, or you’ll miss all the fun (and cool stuff).

Day 1: Boston

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2016 | 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
BOYLSTON / MASS AVE HUBWAY STATION
New Balance Boston Hubway t-shirt for members.
Free small coffee from Pavement Coffeehouse’s Berklee location (1096 Boylston). More info.

Day 2: Cambridge

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2016 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
ONE KENDALL SQUARE HUBWAY STATION
Custom Cambridge Hubway t-shirt for members.
Free chicken wings or shishito peppers with dinner
at Cambridge Brewing Company. More info.

Day 3: Somerville

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
DAVIS SQUARE HUBWAY STATION
Limited-edition Somerville Hubway t-shirt for members.
Free scoop of ice cream from JP Licks (4 College Ave).
More info.

Day 4: Open Newbury Street, Boston

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
NEWBURY / HEREFORD HUBWAY STATION
Experience a car-free Newbury Street 10am-6pm! Check in with an Ambassador at the Hubway station 12pm-1pm to get your free New Balance Boston Hubway t-shirt (members only), and pick up a free scoop of ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s (174 Newbury). More info.

Day 5: Brookline

MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2016 | 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
BROOKLINE VILLAGE HUBWAY STATION
Specially-designed Brookline Hubway t-shirt for members. Free small coffee from KooKoo Cafe.
More info.

Bonus Day 6 at Fenway Park!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2016 | 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM
YAWKEY WAY AT BOYLSTON ST. HUBWAY STATION
Did we say 5 days of celebrations? We meant 6, because Hubway’s 6th year officially begins with help from our friends at MassBike at the launch ofguaranteed dock service for all home games in August. Save yourself some hassle by taking Hubway to the game.

For the first August home game on the 9th, members can meet Hubway Ambassadors at the station before the game for a free Hubway birthday t-shirt and enter the drawing (no purchase necessary) for one of the $100 New Balance gift cards. More info.


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East Boston Will Get Hubway This Year

Written by Boston Biker on Jun 22

From The City:

 

The Boston Transportation Department announced plans to bring the popular New Balance Hubway bike share program to 10 locations in East Boston this year.  These stations are in addition to 10 new stations opening this summer in Roxbury and northern Dorchester.

 

“By expanding Hubway across the harbor to East Boston, we are giving more of our residents access to bike-sharing, which is good for our economy, our environment and our health,” said Mayor Walsh. “We will continue to work to provide residents with a diverse range of transportation options.”

 

The New Balance Hubway system is regional public transportation by bike, owned by the municipalities of Boston, Brookline, Cambridge and Somerville.  With more than 13,000 annual members and over 100,000 short-term passes sold each year, the Hubway system will celebrate its 5th birthday this July and 5 million trips this fall.

 

“Bringing Hubway to East Boston is a major milestone for the program,” said Boston Transportation Commissioner Fiandaca.  “With these new stations, East Boston residents and visitors will have an active, fun way to get around the neighborhood.”

 

The Boston Transportation Department will work alongside the public to help plan the new stations.  Everyone is welcome to attend a community workshop on June 30 at the East Boston Public Library to talk about what makes a good location for a Hubway station and work together to identify general locations for new stations.  People will be able to prioritize specific locations via a survey conducted by street teams from the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing and the East Boston Social Center, via an online version of the survey, and by dropping by an open house on July 28.

 

Get ready to #takehubway in East Boston!

Key dates:

Community Workshop – June 30 6:30-8:00 p.m., East Boston Public Library

Community Open House – July 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., East Boston Public Library


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Hubway Station Are Re-Opening!

Written by Boston Biker on Mar 09

From Hubway:  (also its pretty crazy they are getting close to 4 MILLION rides!)

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25+ Boston Stations Reopen, more this week!

We couldn’t have asked for nicer weather last week to get stations back out to Boston locations! In case you missed it, there was even one brand new station location.

Has your favorite station deployed yet? Keep an eye on Hubway’s blog for the latest updates & announcements. There are also a number of free apps (like Spotcycle) you can use to view all active stations & bike/dock availability on your phone. Ride safe: pull over before peeking at the map.

This week: an important event hosted by the City of Cambridge to help determine station siting; how two competitive Hubway-riding friends inspired a free burrito giveaway; and a reminder that Hubway’s 4 millionth rider (could be you!) receives a $250 gift certificate from New Balance. Plus, a special offer to follow the yellow brick road. It’s all in this edition of Hubway news, and you can #TakeHubway to all of it.

Hubway spring deployment schedule

We expect more than 110 available stations, including the 37 that operate year-round in Cambridge, by the end of March. That’s more than ever at this point in the season. Remaining stations will be rolled out in April, though please note that stations along the Boston Marathon route will not be accessible until after the race. Read More →

Help choose Dana Park’s permanent Hubway location

Dana Park’s Hubway Station will return to its temporary location this month, but the City of Cambridge wants your feedback about the site for its permanent home.#TakeHubway to the Central Square Branch Library for an open house on March 15th, 5-7pm. Can’t make it? That’s OK… Read More →

#TakeHubway & you could win!

Over 3,950,000 trips have been taken on Hubway all-time. Who will be Hubway’s 4 millionth rider? It could be you — what happens then?!? You could win a $250 gift card to New Balance! Read More →


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