29 June 2011

Hubway ~ Metro Boston's Upcoming Bikeshare!

I just heard Boston bike czarina Nicole Freedman here at the Media Lab share the latest about Hubway, the metro-area bikeshare system slated for launch in a few weeks! Starting with 600 bikes at 61 stations, the plan is to expand to nearby cities, grow the number of bikes by 10x, and dramatically boost tourist and locals bike use. Freedman's been championing building up a far more cycle-savvy city, and indeed the Boston Bikes vision is being delivered upon, with some 50 km of bike lanes and over a thousand public bike parking spots. This is tiny stuff compared to Copenhagen and Amsterdam, but it's part of a growing movement towards more people-friendly urbanism!

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