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: $5 for 24 hours, $12 for three days.
- Annual membership: $85
- See the full pricing scale at the Hubway website
- 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 $5 or $12. You’ll incur no other costs if your trips are under 30 minutes.
- Helmets are your #1 safety tool. Add one to your membership and have it delivered, or buy one for $7.99 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.