The summer is coming to a close, but what a summer it's been! In July, Boston's Hubway bike share program celebrated two successful years in operation, during which members and casual users logged over one million rides. Since launching on July 28th, 2011, Hubway has expanded to provide over 1,100 bikes at more than 110 stations in four major metro areas: Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville. Hubway is the metro area’s largest bike sharing network, providing a fast, convenient, and cost-effective transportation alternative to residents and visitors alike. To date, over 8,100 active annual members and tens of thousands of casual users have embraced this fun and environmentally friendly way to rediscover their favorite spots in and around the Hub.
Hubway riders have achieved some impressive results:
Total trips – 1,069,766 and counting…
Total miles ridden – 1.2 million
Total calories burned 40 million
Total pounds of carbon offset 285 Tons
Two of the largest U.S. cities, New York and Chicago, launched major bike sharing systems with thousands of public short-term rental bikes. Today, San Francisco opened its system, with 700 bikes and 70 stations around the Bay Area, and more on the way.
Bike sharing—particularly when paired with a network of safe, low-stress bikeways—can transform a city's bicycling experience and culture. People for Bikes captured these exciting developments in the infographic below. Check it out and share with your friends!