Are you tired of waiting for Hubway to come to Charlestown? You don’t have to wait much longer.
Kris Carter, director of Boston Bikes, said that Hubway plans to expand its network of 61 kiosks to 100 by the end of the summer. That expansion includes new stations in the surrounding municipalities of Somerville, Cambridge and Brookline as well as 11 new stations within Boston—with two aimed directly at Charlestown.
Community leaders have already approved a Hubway station for the corner of Main Street and Austin Street by the Bunker Hill Mall, according to the mayor’s neighborhood liaison Danielle Valle-Fitzgerald, and will hold a hearing on a second location Thursday.
Hubway community meeting:
- Thursday, July 26
- 7:30 p.m.
- American Legion, 23 Adams Street
The second location, should it be approved, would add a rack of bicycles near the intersection of Warren Street and Chelsea Street.
Hubway has long had plans to expand to Charlestown. In an end-of-year presentation in 2011, Boston Bikes said that Charlestown was on its radar.
Carter also told the Boston Herald in an article this week that Boston Bikes has designs on expanding Hubway to communities as far-flung as Arlingotn to mimic the sprawl of the MBTA system.