When the expansion is complete, the Bluebikes system will have more than 300 stations and 3,000 bikes across four municipalities
The city of Boston has embarked on the first phase of the expansion of its Bluebikes bike-share scheme.
To kick off the largest expansion of bike-share in Boston, the Boston Transportation Department will install 19 stations in southern Dorchester, Mattapan, and Roslindale over the coming weeks.
As the service area expands, the city expects to see additional bike trips throughout the system, especially in areas where there are a high concentration of jobs and nearby neighbourhoods.
“With Go Boston 2030, we set ambitious goals to improve equity and access in transportation”
To address this increased demand, another 30 stations will be added over the next few months in Boston neighbourhoods that are already served by Bluebikes, and more than 30 additional stations will be installed in spring 2019.
“Boston residents have grown to value Bluebikes as one of the public transportation options available to them,” said Martin Walsh, mayor of Boston.
“I’m thrilled to be bringing our bike-share system into additional Boston neighbourhoods and I look forward to seeing more residents enjoying a Bluebikes ride this year. I’d like to thank our partners Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts for supporting this expansion.”
Boston’s partner municipalities, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville, have also begun adding new stations. When the expansion is complete, the Bluebikes system will have more than 300 stations and 3,000 bikes across the four municipalities.
“With Go Boston 2030, we set ambitious goals to improve equity and access in transportation,” added Gina Fiandaca, commissioner, Boston Transportation.
“I thank everyone who helped us plan this expansion over the last year. With your help, we are much closer to our long-term goals for transportation in Boston.”
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