Yancey investigates Boston’s Hubway bike sharing system

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Boston City Hall (December 11, 2012) – The Boston City Council’s Committee on Environment & Human Rights will hold a public hearing to investigate the City of Boston’s Hubway bike sharing system, on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Iannella Chambers on the fifth floor of Boston City Hall.

Councillor Yancey, chair of the Committee on Environment & Human Rights, said the purpose of Thursday’s hearing is to authorize the City of Boston to accept and expend a $300,000 grant awarded by the Barr Foundation to expand the City of Boston’s Hubway program.

The Committee on Environment & Human Rights will also explore the Hubway program’s current 72-station system to see if all neighborhoods in the City of Boston are benefiting from the program. The Hubway program’s current 72-station system accomplished over 360,000 trips and drew over 7,500 members during its first year.

Councillor Yancey said he is concerned that Boston’s Hubway program may not be available in all neighborhoods in the City of Boston. “I want to make sure that every neighborhood in the City of Boston has access to this program as quickly as possible, whether it’s in Charlestown, Mattapan, South Boston or West Roxbury,” he said.

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