Boston’s Bike share system

Boston’s New Balance Hubway bike share is the newest way to get around the City by bicycle. It’s so easy to use:

  • Fleets of bikes are distributed at stations across Boston and the surrounding area.
  • Take short trips: Start your trip in one place and just leave the bike at the next Hubway stop.
  • Bikes are always maintained and easy to ride. They adjust to fit all sizes.
  • You don’t need a lock: you can only lock bikes at the next Hubway station.
  • Perfect for visitors and regular commuters.

Pricing is easy for visitors and frequent users:

  • After usage fee (annual membership or day-use pass), every trip under 30 minutes is free.
  • Credit card required.
  • Day users have option of 24 hour or 3-day access.
  • After 30 minutes of usage, prices augment rapidly after an hour. But you can take as many separate 30-minute trips as you want.
  • Day Use pass: $6 for 24 hours, $12 for three days.
  • Annual membership: $85
  • See the full pricing scale at the Hubway website

Signing Up

  • Annual membership pays for itself after only 17 uses at $85 membership. Sometimes membership sales occur throughout the season.
  • You have the option of adding a helmet to your membership. Make it easy and SIGN UP!
  • Day use will require you to swipe your credit card each time you take out a bike. But the initial charge is only one time for $6 or $12. You’ll incur no other costs if your trips are under 30 minutes.

Safety

  • Helmets are your #1 safety tool. Add one to your membership and have it delivered, or buy one for $8.99 at these stores.
  • Hubway bicycles must follow bicycle traffic rules and laws.
  • Hubway bikes have built in front and rear lights for visibility.

How to Use Hubway

  • To find out more about how the bikes work, check out this video produced by Harvard’s Commuter Choice program.

Visit the Hubway website to sign up and for more information!

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