Bike share to rebrand and expand

The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) will host 11 open houses this spring to finalize plans for over 70 new bike share stations around the City and the area, which will be installed starting in June 2018, according to a press release.

Boston residents are encouraged to drop in to an open house and share comments.

The City of Boston also recently announced a new partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts and other municipal owners of the Hubway bike share system. The existing Hubway system will be rebranded as Blue Bikes this spring.

The bike share expansion is a goal of Go Boston 2030, the City’s long-term transportation plan.

“In the fall of 2017, BTD asked residents to identify locations where they’d like to see bike share service in Boston,” said Boston Transportation Department Commissioner Gina Fiandaca, according to the press release.  “Hundreds of residents made suggestions on an online map and others contributed at 28 public workshops hosted by BTD.  As a result, we now have a list of more than 120 locations that meet or exceed the technical needs for bike share stations, and comments from residents this spring will help to inform the final locations.”

An online survey is available at

The Jamaica Plain open house will be on Saturday March 31 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Curtis Hall at 20 South St.

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