Hubway Bikes Are Coming Out of Hibernation

They will be re-deployed around Boston starting this week.
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PHOTO BY MEREDITH FOLEY

Signs of spring in February? You bet! Hubway bike stations, decommissioned for the winter, are coming back to the streets of Boston starting this week.

The city’s free bike-share program announced tentative plans to set up the docking ports for the 2017 season, “weather permitting.” The first will be installed on Monday at the following six locations, according to its website:

  • Faneuil Hall – Congress St. at North St.
  • John F Fitzgerald – Surface Road at India Street
  • Chinatown Gate Plaza – Surface Rd. at Beach St.
  • Boston Public Library – 700 Boylston St.
  • Rowes Wharf – Atlantic Ave
  • South Station – 700 Atlantic Ave.

Then more will take shape Wednesday and Friday. The plan is to focus on getting things set up at off-street locations in Boston now through mid-March, then get started on Somerville in early April and move to Brookline in late April.

Hubway kept more stations open than ever this year, keeping many of them operational until early January. The Hubway stations in Cambridge never closed.

You can keep track of which stops have been re-installed (and also which stops have bikes parked at them, and how many) via this map.

So get ready to get out there and pedal your way around the city on rented bicycles. Just please, whatever you do, don’t be like this guy.


Spencer Buell Staff Writer at Boston Magazine sbuell@bostonmagazine.com