On Thursday, City Councilor at-Large John Connolly participated in the inaugural ride of Boston’s bike share program – Hubway. Connolly rode with the Children’s Hospital team from City Hall Plaza to Yawkey Way.
Riders helped distribute bikes to stations around the city. More than 40 stations are currently operational, with plans to install more. Hubway features “swipe card” payments and costs $5 per day or free trips that are 30 minutes or less with an annual membership.
Connolly has been a strong supporter of bringing a shared bike program to Boston and shepherded more than $5 million through the council for its inception.