Residents to participate in Hubway expansion planning

Boston residents are invited to participate in community planning workshops this fall to discuss the upcoming expansion of Hubway, the regional public bike share system, according to a press release.

There will be 28 workshops as part of year-long City effort to bring bike share to new neighborhoods and add capacity in the existing service area.

“This expansion delivers on one of the projects and policies of Go Boston 2030, bringing us one step closer to meeting Boston’s comprehensive transportation needs,” noted Stefanie Seskin, active transportation director for the City, according to the press release. “Bike share is an important transportation option and one that we are working to ensure is available throughout Boston’s neighborhoods.”

Boston will gain over 70 new bike share stations, with more planned in Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville. Since Hubway’s launch in Boston in 2011, this is the largest single expansion of the public bike share system. Boston Transportation Department (BTD) expects to reach new neighborhoods in the expansion, including Dorchester, Roslindale, and Mattapan.

“BTD is excited to collaborate with residents as we expand this important and popular piece of our transportation system to additional locations in the City’s neighborhoods,” said BTD Commissioner Gina Fiandaca. “I encourage all Boston residents to attend a community planning workshop and help us to determine the best locations for new bike share stations in their neighborhoods.”

The Jamaica Plain workshop will be on September 13 at BCYF Hennigan at 200 Heath St at 6 p.m.

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