Hubway Bike Station Arrives at 525 Huntington

October 14, 2015

 Hubway Bike Station Arrives at 525 Huntington

 Hubway Bike Station Arrives at 525 Huntington

On Friday, October 2 bike-sharing system Hubway expanded its operation to the corner of Vancouver Street and Huntington Avenue, adding a new transportation option for members of the Wentworth community.

Hubway has more than 140 stations and 1,300 bicycles throughout Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville. Kevin Smith, Wentworth’s clerk of the works, is excited about the new station.

“Having a station located at Wentworth allows our students to pick up a bike and ride to any of the Boston area locations,” said Smith. “It also makes Wentworth a destination to drop bikes off.”

Students are also eager to use the new station.

“I ride my own bike, but it’s a nice option to have if I don’t feel comfortable locking it up somewhere,” said Jack Reilly, Computer Engineering Technology ’17. “It’s also going to be nice for students to use when they want to get groceries.”

Frank Spathanas, Computer Engineering Technology ’17, works for a catering company out of Rockland. Requiring him to travel to different locations for work. Spathanas expressed the convenience of having a bike on campus.

“I’m definitely going to use it to go to work now that it’s so close,” said Spatahnas.

Connor Poris, Electrical Mechanical Engineering ’17, added, “It definitely makes sense having them located on school campuses.”

Launched in 2011, Hubway is operated by Motivate, which runs bicycle-sharing systems in 11 locations around the world including Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, and Melbourne.

 

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