Hubway Coming to Charlestown by End of Summer

One Charlestown location is already approved, the neighborhood council will hold a meeting on a second location Thursday.

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.

Rob O'Brien July 25, 2012 at 04:01 PM
This is great news! I'd like to attend the meeting, is there really an American Legion at 23 Adams St.?
Matt M. Casey (Editor) July 25, 2012 at 04:18 PM
That's what it says on their web site: http://www.bunkerhillpost26.org/about.html
Bette Task July 25, 2012 at 08:19 PM
There is an American Legion at that address. You have to enter a door off the parking lot in back of 33 Chestnut St. There is no sign
Michael Boznikoff July 26, 2012 at 01:42 PM
I think bicycles are a great alternative to a car, for the gas it saves and the avoidance of traffic congestion. Not to menmtion the physical benefits. BUT, the cyclists have to learn to observe the traffic signs the same as cars do. In the past week I have seen 2 bikes fly through stop signs. I almost hit one at the High and Green st intersection. I also observed a bike fly down Green st. and go in between 2 women with baby carriages that were only 10 feet from the sidewalk. I realize that these are exceptions but they are the exceptions that reflect negatively on both cars and bikes when an accident occurs.


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