Boston Bike Share Program Surpasses Expectations in Early Success

Boston's bike share program Hubway has attracted 2,319 annual subscribers and had 36,612 station-to-station trips after one month of being open, reportst Erick Moskowitz for The Boston Globe.
September 7, 2011, 12pm PDT | Kristopher Fortin
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Boston's Hubway has outpaced the start of similar programs in Denver and Minneapolis programs.

"At its current clip, the system is on track to surpass 100,000 rides before Halloween.

"By comparison, Denver's B-cycle took 7 ½ months, and Minneapolis's Nice Ride took nearly six months to reach 100,000 riders. By that point, neither program had enlisted 2,000 members, despite having at least as many bikes and docking stations as Boston."

"Nicole Freedman, director of the city's Boston Bikes initiative and who helped create Hubway at Mayor Thomas M. Menino's request, said the bikes are used for as many as 2,000 trips a day."

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Published on Monday, September 5, 2011 in The Boston Globe
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