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The New Balance Hubway is expanding beyond Boston, through Cambridge and into Somerville. The relatively new bikeshare system, active since July, will launch in Somerville next spring.
Massachusetts recently made an effort to rid the state of cars. I don’t know how successful it was, but Governor Deval Patrick reportedly had trouble following the plan. Car-free week is just a fraction of the World Car Free Network’s effort to “take the heat off the planet, and put it on city planners and politicians to give priority to cycling, walking and public transport, instead of to the automobile.”
As Boston rolls out the bike-share system, which suggests a move away from cars, one critic is fighting for the other side. In July, Boston Globe columnist Brian McGrory suggested the city ought to make Boston bike-free.
What do you think?
The cleverly named Hubway allows Bostonians and tourists alike to rent bikes from over sixty self-service stations throughout the city. Whether you’re a seasoned biker or a curious beginner, you can rent bikes from the Hubway for a fee that adjusts based on usage time.
Boston is one of the most recent U.S. cities to adopt a bike share program. Continue reading