For Immediate Release
July 18, 2013
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino today joined Hubway in celebrating the bike share’s program one millionth ride, reached over this past weekend. The millionth ride marks a significant milestone for the expanding system which celebrates two years in the Boston area this month.
“Hubway provides our residents an affordable and accessible way to lead healthier, greener lives,” Mayor Menino said. “Now that the program has hit one million rides, it’s clear that a lot of Bostonians are committed to improving their lives and the city.”
Brooke Savage, a resident of Boston and annual member since 2012, checked out a bike from Washington St. at Waltham St. at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 13 and docked it about 10 minutes later at Franklin St. / Arch St. The well-timed ride was the one millionth trip logged on a Hubway bike since the system was launched on July 28, 2011.
More than 8,100 active members access the fleet of 1,100 bikes through the 113 station system which includes locations in Brookline, Boston, Cambridge and Somerville. To date, Hubway members have collectively traveled approximately 1.1 million miles, burned nearly 40 million calories and offset an estimated 285 tons of CO2. With over 41,000 rides flowing through its docks, more trips begin and end at South Station than any other. Hubway currently averages more than 3,800 trips per day, system-wide, and July 12, 2013 holds the record for the highest daily usage, with 5,216 trips taken.
Bicycle sharing contributes to economic progress, reducing emissions, and improving health, equity and safety in transportation. Bicycle sharing is an innovative approach to urban mobility, combining the flexibility of a private vehicle with the accessibility and reliability of mass transit.
About Greenovate Boston
Greenovate Boston is a collective movement to ensure a greener, healthier and more prosperous future for the city by meeting Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050. Propelled by creativity and drive, Greenovate Boston will encourage continued sustainable growth within the city, making Boston the greenest in the United States. Visit http://greenovateboston.org for details.