Petition Urges Agreement, Compromise on Hubway Decision
Petition on Change.org aims to gather 100 signatories in an effort to get Hubway to come to Charlestown as soon as possible.
They don’t care who’s wrong, they just want to see Hubway come to Charlestown.
Charlestown resident Nathan Blanchet started a Change.org petition Monday night to urge the Charlestown Neighborhood Council, Boston Bikes and Hubway to come to an agreement on bringing stations to Charlestown next month.
Plans to bring the bike-sharing system to Charlestown this summer hit a snag last week when members of the council deadlocked on a vote to approve a second location in town. Council members were concerned that the location near the intersection of Warren Street and Chelsea Street would not appropriately serve the entire community.
Blanchet, in his petition letter, acknowledged those concerns.
“The two proposed locations are not perfect from all perspectives, and more will be needed in future expansions,” Blanchet wrote. “We understand and applaud the Charlestown Neighborhood Council representatives who voiced these fairness concerns. We also encourage Boston Bikes and Hubway to expand the subsidized membership program, and advertise that program when starting in Charlestown.”
By 10 p.m. Monday, the petition had already accumulated 29 signatures on its way to gather 100.
Blanchet, commenting on Charlestown Patch in response to our article covering the decision, called the outcome “very disappointing.”
“This should have been an easy decision in my view,” Blanchet wrote. “I hope Mr. Whelan and colleagues can find a way to reconsider, and quickly.”