By the numbers

  • Boston has increased bicycle ridership by nearly 82% since 2007.
  • There are now more than 2,500 new bicycle parking spaces across Boston neighborhoods.
  • Boston Bikes has worked with over 10,000 youth and engaged more than 30,000 cyclists directly through programs and events.
  • The New Balance Hubway bike share system has 72 stations and over 700 bikes in Boston, joining only a handful of cities in the U.S. with full-size public bike share systems.
  • Boston installed its 60th mile of new bike lane, notably located on Massachusetts Avenue, the spine of the city’s on-road bike network.

Community Programs

  • Roll it Forward successfully reached the goal to collect, repair, and distribute over 1,000 bikes to families across Boston by 2011. The program is continuing, and has distributed over 3,500 bikes as of September 2014.
  • Each year the Youth Cycling Program works with over 5,000 youth at more than 30 sites, educating over 20,000 youth in the last several years.
  • Bike to Market provides free bike repair on over 800 bikes per year at dozens of locations. These occurred in areas where there are no local bike shops.
  • Boston Bikes partners with several different neighborhood groups and events to support several hundred bike-riding participants.
  • Check the news feed to learn more about the great work our community programs are doing.
  • Piloting of Women’s Initiative.

Infrastructure

  • 60 miles of bike lane, 2012, up from only 60 yards on 2007.
  • Major launch of the New Balance Hubway public bicycle share system, 2011.
  • Massachusetts Avenue bike lane installed, 2011.
  • Boston University bridge bike lane installed, 2011.
  • Expanded bike lane network into downtown, Rose Kennedy Greenway, and Dorchester Avenue, 2011.
  • Western Avenue cycletrack expanded, 2012.
  • Commonwealth Avenue cycletrack and underpass, 2008/2009.
  • Installation of on-street bike corrals by Boston University and Allston Village.
  • Brighton Ave priority lane experiment (ongoing)

Safety Campaigns

  • Pamphlets about driving safely around cyclists mailed to 500,000 drivers.
  • Low cost helmets offered across Boston at accessible and convenient network of Walgreens and CVS locations.
  • Safe-riding tips literature distributed to 5,000 cyclists in print and via email.
  • Pioneered online crash accident maps to better understand bicycle accident locations and severity.

Download our 2013 Stae of the Hub Annual Report (5.2MB, PDF).

Download our 2012-May 2013 Annual Report (2.2MB, PDF).

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Did you know?

Every automobile excise tax mailer sent to Boston drivers included a pamphlet about safe driving around bicycles. 500,000 were mailed out in 2011.

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