Monday, November 26, 2012
When the bike sharing program comes back, in March of 2013, Somerville is slated to get more stations.
With winter nearly here, Hubway, Boston's bike sharing program, is closing down for the season, according to the Hubway website. In Somerville, which joined the bike sharing network this summer, the Hubway stations in Ball Square and at Washington and Beacon streets were scheduled to close Monday. Hubway has been closing down its network, station by station, since Nov. 19. The entire network will be closed down for the winter by the end of the day on Nov. 28, the website said. But don't fear, the system is scheduled to be up and running again in March of 2013. Here in Somerville, the 2013 season is expected to bring more stations. The city had eight stations in 2012 but is supposed to get four more, likely in Teele Square and eastern Davis…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Bike sharing stations in Davis, Porter, Powder House and Ball squares are coming this week, according to Boston.com.
Hubway continues its expansion into Somerville this week as the bike sharing program installs stations in Davis, Porter, Powder House and Ball squares, according to Boston.com. The Boston bike sharing program expanded into Somerville, Cambridge and Brookline in August, and the first four Somerville stations were in Union Square, City Hall, the intersection of Beacon and Washington streets and Conway Park. The installation of subsequent stations—12 are planned for the city, in all—was delayed while Hubway waited for parts from the manufacturer. After this week's installations Somerville will have eight operating Hubway stations, and according to Boston.com the locations of the final four stations haven't been determined yet. The city …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Davis Square, Ball Square, Conway Park and Teele Square will soon have Hubway bike sharing stations, according to Hubway's general manager.
In Somerville, three of a planned 12 Hubway bike sharing stations are already installed. The rest of the stations, including those planned for Davis Square, Teele Square, Ball Square and Conway Park, will be installed soon, according to Scott Mullen, general manager of Hubway. He said Hubway is waiting for parts from the manufacturer, adding it's "a matter of weeks at this point." In addition to the locations listed above, Somerville is planning to put stations in Wilson Square, Powder House Park, Powderhouse Boulevard, the eastern side of Davis Square and on Highland Avenue. The exact locations of those stations will depend on demand, according to a recent post on the Somerville ResiStat blog. Somerville's existing Hubway stations are in …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Bike sharing is officially in Somerville.
Somerville, along with Cambridge, Boston and Brookline, will celebrate on Aug. 8 the expansion of the Hubway bike sharing network in the Boston area. Three Hubway stations are already installed in Somerville, and nine more are to follow once equipment is available from the manufacturer. Here are some photos of the new Hubway station in Union Square, near the SCATV building. It has space for 19 Hubway bikes. The other two stations currently installed are at the intersection of Washington and Beacon streets and at Somerville City Hall.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
The party will take place in Somerville, Cambridge, Boston and Brookline.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Hubway was scheduled to start installing new bike sharing stations in Somerville in early August. It's doing the same thing in Cambridge and Brookline, and it's also expanding in Boston. To celebrate the expansion of Hubway, Somerville, Boston, Brookline and Cambridge are having a "rolling launch party" on Aug. 8. Celebrations in Somerville will be at 10 a.m. at City Hall. Here's the annoncement from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, a partner in Hubway: Cambridge, Somerville, Brookline, Boston Celebrate Hubway Expansion ‘Rolling Launch Party’ on Wednesday to highlight new stations across Metro Boston Region BOSTON – The Hubway Bicycle Share system is now expanding across the Boston region, with new stations coming online in …
Friday, July 27, 2012
At least three Hubway bike sharing stations will be installed during the first week of August, but the city must wait longer for manufacturers to supply equipment for all 12 stations.
The first three or four Hubway bike sharing stations will be installed in Somerville during the first week of August. That's according to an email from Sarah Spicer, senior transportation planner with the city's Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development. Hubway, which launched in Boston last summer, allows people to make short-term bike rentals at automated stations positioned throughout the city. The program is expanding to Somerville, Cambridge and Brookline this summer. Somerville has bought a total of 12 Hubway stations, and Spicer said they're being installed east to west, which means the first three stations in Somerville will be in Union Square, Beacon Street (near Washington Street) and City Hall. Because Hubway is an …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Somerville released a "sneak peak" of the map, showing where the city's Hubway bike sharing stations will be.
Hubway, the popular bike sharing program that launched in Boston last summer, is expanding into Somerville, Cambridge and Brookline this year, and according to Boston.com, stations could be up and running in Somerville by July. On Wednesday, the city of Somerville, on its Facebook page, released a map of where the city's Hubway stations will be. The city noted it's a "sneak peak at a draft map." Check it out here. There will be seven Hubway stations in Somerville, and one station in Porter Square, just on the boarder of Somerville and Cambridge. On Facebook, the city of Somerville also noted there will also be a station in Charlestown near Sullivan Station, which will serve people in East Somerville. The city noted Broadway in East …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Plus three things that could make bicycling better in Somerville in 2012.
With travel along Beacon Street becoming progessively worse, members of the Somerville Bicycle Committee have suggested that the city post signs directing cyclists toward alternative routes to popular destinations like Porter Square. Member Brian Postlewaite said during the December meeting that he would develop a map with possible routes that he would present to the rest of the committee. While bicycling on Beacon Street is unlikely to get much better before 2013, there should be several new programs and facilities created for cyclists this year.