Monday, April 8, 2013
The Bostonwide bike share system relaunched on April 8, coinciding with the Boston Red Sox home opener.
Coming off of a solid road start to the season, the Boston Red Sox will play their first home game of the year on Monday, April 8, the same day Boston’s popular bike share system opens for the season. Mayor Thomas Menino on Friday, April 5 announced planned improvements for the Hubway bike share system, which officially reopened Monday, April 8 citywide. Ninety-five of the 112 stations are expected to be operational by opening day, with the remaining stations to go online mid-month. A new station is coming to the Charlestown Navy Yard, to be located near the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital’s new facility. Other new additions to Hubway for 2013 include the following: • The most highly-utilized stations will be expanded with more bikes, …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Nicole Freedman was instrumental in several Boston-based bicycle initiatives, most notably the Hubway system.
After nine months away from the city, the Boston Bikes program has its director back. Nicole Freedman, director of Mayor Thomas Menino’s Boston Bikes program from 2007 to April 2012, will resume the role, according to a statement released on Thursday. Freedman left in April to become executive director of Maine Huts and Trails in Kingfield, Maine, according to the statement. Kris Carter served as interim director in Freedman’s absence. “I’m so excited to be back in Boston, and grateful for the vision of the Mayor, and the work of Kris Carter and the team of people who have continued to lead Boston Bikes on a successful path,” Freedman said in the statement. “Over the past five years, the program has made tremendous strides, but there’s …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino writes about bicycling safety in the city after yet another cycling accident took the life of a BU student last week.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The following letter was submitted by Mayor Thomas M. Menino's Office: Last week our cycling community, and city, was rocked by the tragic death of Boston University student Christopher Weigl. By coincidence, a hearing on bicycle safety brought the community together at City Hall later that day. Both events have many left asking what’s being done to make our city safe for cyclists, and rightfully so. Personally, I have been inspired by the outpouring of concern, support, validation, and sense of togetherness in our efforts to make Boston a world-class caliber city for bicycling. Over the past five years, our Boston Bikes program has grown tremendously. Bicycle infrastructure is popping up in every neighborhood. A few years ago, when I …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Looking for an April Break activity?
Boston Bikes will be at Charlestown Community Center with bikes on Wednesday-Friday of this week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The program will service children between the ages of six and 12. Children who don't know how to ride can borrow a bike an learn. Children who do know how to ride can participate in activities ranging from low-speed races to braking contests. If children have their own bikes in proper working order they are welcome to bring their own.