By the numbers

  • Boston has increased bicycle ridership by nearly 98% since 2007.
  • There are now more than 3,600 new bicycle parking spaces across Boston neighborhoods.
  • Boston Bikes has worked with over 25,000 youth and engaged more than 35,000 cyclists directly through programs and events.
  • The New Balance Hubway bike share system has 90 stations and over 800 bikes in Boston, joining only a handful of cities in the U.S. with full-size public bike share systems.
  • Boston installed its 90th mile of new bike lane in 2014, and we will continue to work towards building a complete network of bike infrastructure.

Community Programs

  • Roll it Forward has distributed more than 3,800 bikes since 2010, with 1,100 of those bikes distributed in 2014 alone.
  • Last year the Youth Cycling Program worked with over 6,000 youth at more than 35 sites. Over the last several years 25,000 youth have participated in the program.
  • 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.
  • The Women’s Program was launched in 2014, and successfully held multiple events with over 500 participants.
  • Our Subsidized Hubway Membership Program, which allows low-income residents of Boston to access Hubway for just $5 a year, is the first of its kind in the nation. The program currently has over 800 active members.
  • Boston Bikes partners with several different neighborhood groups and events to support several hundred bike-riding participants.

Infrastructure

  • 90 miles of bike lane, 2014, up from only 60 yards on 2007.
  • Major launch of the New Balance Hubway public bicycle share system, 2011. The system has had 4 successful seasons.
  • 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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