Hubway, Boston’s New Bike Share System, Comes to Emmanuel
July 28, 2011
Emmanuel's campus will serve as one of more than 60 docking stations for Boston's newly launched bike share system, Hubway, through 2011. The program, which partners with Mayor Thomas M. Menino's office and the Boston Bikes program in the goal of making Boston "a world-class bicycling city," will offer more than 600 bicycles for rent at kiosks located throughout the area.
The city officially kicked off the new bike share system with a celebration at City Hall Plaza earlier today, followed by the inaugural bike ride. Representatives of the Colleges of the Fenway, a recognized sponsor of the Hubway program, trekked back to Emmanuel's campus following the celebration to park bicycles at the docking station on campus, located in the Cardinal Cushing Library parking lot. Riding for Emmanuel were Associate Professor of Mathematics Jeanne Trubek and Building Engineer & Environmental Safety Officer Chris McGrath.
Emmanuel will remain a Hubway host site through December 2011 before the docking station moves to its permanent location at Simmons College for the spring 2012.