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By adamg - 12/20/23 - 9:27 am

Streetsblog Mass reports Bluebikes and Boston officials are set to announce the impending arrival of battery-powered bicycles to rental bike racks in the city.

By adamg - 11/3/23 - 9:43 am

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester teenager they say broke into a shop at 449 Washington St. in Downtown Crossing early Thursday, rifled through the cash registers, then made his getaway on a Bluebike. Read more.

By adamg - 10/12/23 - 2:49 pm

The city today announced a program under which Bostonians who have not gotten a Bluebikes pass for the last three years can get one for $60 a year, compared to the normal $129 annual rate.

Bostonians who get MassHealth or SNAP or who meet income requirements can get a year pass now for $5 instead of the previous $50 annual fee.

Application forms.

By adamg - 7/5/23 - 11:25 am

A vexed citizen files a 311 complaint about the situation in the Public Garden - and a possible solution: Read more.

By adamg - 9/20/22 - 10:15 am

Huntington Avenue between Brigham Circle and Gainsborough Street and Boylston Street in Copley Square will keep their dedicated bus lanes, city officials announced today. Read more.

By adamg - 8/19/22 - 4:53 pm

People trying to register for Bluebikes accounts right now are can't, because the app is dead, something about servers or something. Bluebikes reports it's aware of the problem (not surprising given that @RideBlueBikes on Twitter is being barraged with complaints) and is telling would-be riders:

We appreciate you reaching out to report this issue. Our engineers have already been notified and are working on a fix as we speak. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

By adamg - 12/7/21 - 9:25 pm

BTD waited until 5 p.m. to announce you could have parked for free in metered spots today because the service it uses for the ParkBoston app (which lets you pay via your phone, rather than via a credit card or quarters) relies on Amazon Web Services, which went down this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/21 - 10:33 am

BTD reports that among the new rental stations planned by Bluebikes are several in Boston's southernmost neighborhood. Read more.

By adamg - 3/10/20 - 10:06 pm
BlueBike station in West Roxbury with errant bike

A roving UHub photographer came across this scene outside the post office on Centre Street in West Roxbury today, wonders if maybe West Roxbury hasn't quite got the hang of this Bluebike thing yet.

By adamg - 10/2/19 - 10:20 am
Destroyed bicycles

Boston Police are looking for whoever jumped the curb and demolished six or seven Bluebikes parked outside South Station early this morning.

By adamg - 7/30/19 - 12:18 pm

The mayor's office today announced that the Bluebikes network, which expanded last year to Roslindale, will add three stations in West Roxbury - and four new stations in Roslindale. Read more.

By adamg - 7/2/19 - 11:31 pm
Bluebikes at Forest Hills

Photo via BTD.

The Boston Transportation Department reports a Bluebikes station has finally been installed at the Forest Hills T stop. Read more.

By adamg - 4/19/19 - 8:56 am

Jamaica Plain News reports the city and the T seem to be close to figuring out the permitting issues that were holding back installation of one of the bike-rental racks at the Forest Hills T station and the one could be in operation by early summer. The lack of a rental place there has meant a big gap in the bike network between Bluebike racks in the rest of JP and in Roslindale.

By adamg - 8/22/18 - 8:39 pm
Blue Bikes at Downtown Crossing T stop

Slydon wonders how these Bluebikes got down to the tunnel that connects the southbound Red Line with the southbound Orange Line at Downtown Crossing late this afternoon. Bluebikes replied it would dispatch somebody to get them out of there.

By adamg - 8/17/18 - 10:03 am

The city and Blue Bikes yesterday posted a map showing where new Blue Bikes docking stations will be set up within the next few weeks.

The docking stations will be the first in Roslindale, which will get five, and Mattapan, which will get four. The bike-rental system will also be expanding in Dorchester.

By adamg - 6/6/18 - 5:46 pm
Blue Bike on the Orange Line

Nothing like blocking off four seats on the Orange Line at 4:55 p.m. with your Blue Bikes rental, as David Ertischek shows us.

By adamg - 5/17/18 - 11:39 am

The Globe reports Boston is not going to let some bike startups do to Hubway/Blue Bikes what Uber and Lyft did to local cabs - the city's started seizing bikes from companies that let users just dump their bikes anywhere as they begin to infiltrate the city.

By adamg - 5/11/18 - 4:40 pm
Bike rider on Storrow Drive

Turlach MacDonagh was kind of amazed to see a Hubway user riding down Storrow Drive this afternoon (no, they're not supposed to do that).

By adamg - 5/9/18 - 11:13 am
Blue Bikes in Kendall Square

Blue Bikes, the renamed Hubway, began unleashing its new blue bikes today, as Stephen M discovered on Main Street in Kendall Square. The renaming comes via an infusion of cash from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Also in the works: More bikes and bike-rental stations.

By adamg - 3/7/18 - 2:39 pm

Hubway, the Boston-area bike-share program today announced a deal with Blue Cross Blue Shield that will dramatically increase the number of Hubway bikes and rental stations. Read more.

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