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Hubway Bike Sharing Service to Add 11 Boston Stations — None in West Roxbury

The growing network of shared bikes is adding 11 Boston stations soon. But West Roxbury and the Parkway area, still won't have any.

 

You've seen tourists and commuters pedaling along the city's streets on the unmistakeable "Hubway" shared bicycles. Or perhaps you're among the network's growing legion of users.

Either way, expect more of the shared bikes soon, as the city opens 11 new Hubway stations. In this crop of new stations, none are in West Roxbury. However, planners do envision one day adding all neighborhoods to the network.

The expansion will add 400 bikes to the system, according to the Herald. Expansion continues outside Boston, too, as 30 more stations will soon be up and working in Somerville, Cambridge and Brookline.

Hubway users pay a membership fee, plus charges for rides more than 30 minutes.

The city's acting bike czar, Kris Carter, said the exact locations of Boston's 11 new Hubway stations are still being worked out.

"We are looking at adding stations in Roxbury, Dorchester, Charlestown, Allston, and in the downtown core of Boston," Carter said in an email to Patch. "I’ll have a more definite list for you once all the permitting and community meetings are completed in the new few weeks. Look for new stations during the middle of August."

What do you think of the Hubway network? Have you or someone you known rented a Hubway bike? How did it go? And would you like to see a Hubway station in the Parkway area?

Gary Chase July 30, 2012 at 12:30 PM
A Hubway station in the area in front of Roche Bros. by Brookline Bank would be wonderful, but something we'll probably have to wait a couple more years to see.
Jack Litwinsky July 30, 2012 at 01:17 PM
I love this bike program. I take the T to Forest Hills each day (bus) then the Hubway bike to work at BU from the Mass Ave station. It saves me time and gets the blood flowing in the a.m. Wish I could take the bike home from Forest Hills to Westie at night. Again saving a ton of time by not waiting for the stop and go as slow as you can bus at night time. Go Hubway go to West Roxbury do not pass go, go stright to Westie!!
David Ertischek July 30, 2012 at 04:23 PM
I think by Roche Bros would be one of the best locations for a Hubway station.

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