Monday, February 25, 2013
Brigham & Women’s Faulkner Hospital is “very interested” in sponsoring a Jamaica Plain Hubway bicycle share station.
There is mounting possibilty the Hubway bicycle sharing system might plan a station in Jamaica Plain for the 2013 season. Faulkner Hospital has expressed interest in sponsoring a station, and while there's no discussion as to where the station will be Green Street and Forest Hills have been floated as possibilities. Where do you think a Hubway station should be placed in Jamaica Plain? Leave your answers in the comments.
Monday, July 30, 2012
The city's interim bike czar — JP's Kris Carter — said his home neighborhood is "on the horizon" for a bike-sharing station. But he stressed he can't make any promises.
As the city's bike-sharing program, Hubway, keeps expanding, bike-crazy JP residents have one question. When are we getting it? The city's interim director of Boston Bikes, JP resident Kris Carter, says a neighborhood station for the popular service is "on the horizon." He can't make promises, but he said things look promising for JP to get a station in summer 2013. Carter says the idea of bringing the bike-sharing system to JP is getting strong support from our district city councilor, Matt O'Malley. Hubway grows from the inside out. That's because the further stations are from each other, the higher the chance there are no bikes available or nowhere to park your returning bike. The ideal distance between stations is a quarter mile. That …
Sunday, April 24, 2011
'The car is no longer king in Boston.'
A new bike share program expected to be in full swing by July is a win for seasoned cyclists, and also a perfect way to introduce more people to the tw0-wheel method of getting around, bikers say. "I think it's a great way to get people who are not just bikers, but are plain, ordinary people to get out on a bike and explore the city," said Jamaica Plain resident Mike Halle, who has been very active in helping make JP more bike-friendly. He was one of many who rode his bike to City Hall Plaza Thursday afternoon, lured by the promise of free Boloco burritos and word of an announcement from the Mayor. In front of a large crowd at government center, Mayor Thomas M. Menino signed a contract with Alta Bicycle Share, which will soon start …
Friday, April 22, 2011
All neighborhoods of Boston to share 600 bicycles through 61 bike stations, with hopes of expanding it to Brookline, Somerville and Cambridge.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino announced a new bicycle-sharing program Thursday that will allow users to rent bikes at 61 stations throughout every Boston neighborhood and return them at stations in other neighborhoods. The new program would be called New Balance Hubway, due to New Balance's sponsorship. Starting this summer, the plan is to set up locations in Kenmore Square, Roxbury, the South End, the Longwood Medical area, Allston, Brighton, and the Back Bay. Other neighborhoods, including presumably Jamaica Plain, would come after that. State officials are expectantly hopeful that the program will become regional, and at full size could reach as many as 5,000 bikes across Cambridge, Brookline and Somerville. Renters will use swipe cards …