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Monday, April 25, 2011

Boston to Launch Bike-Share Program

Good news out of Boston last week when Mayor Menino announced that the city will follow in the footsteps of Montreal and Denver and initiate a bike-sharing program this summer. Set to open in July, the Hubway will feature 600 bikes in 61 stations throughout the city. Pay a yearly or daily membership fee and the cost of rental for the ride (trips shorter than 30 minutes will be free) and off you go. Alta Bicycle Share, the company that designed the bike-sharing program in Washington, DC, and Melbourne, Australia, has been hired to oversee the Boston network. There are already plans to expand to neighboring Cambridge, Brookline, and Somerville in 2012.
 


Posted by Steve Jermanok on 04/25/11 at 01:00 PM
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Great to hear - they launched "B-cycle" in Chicago last summer as a pilot with similar bikes and racks and it was very successful. Next up - curbed, bike-only lanes? One can only dream... mp/m

Picture of Mike Maddaloni - @thehotiron Comment by Mike Maddaloni - @thehotiron
on 04/25/11 at 03:55 PM
 


Bike-only lanes mights be a far-fetched reality, Mike. One can only hope that drivers can learn to share the road with bikers, like in Paris.

Picture of Steve Jermanok Comment by Steve Jermanok
on 04/25/11 at 04:16 PM
 


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