Hubway hits 1 million rides after adding five stations in Cambridge, Somerville
The Hubway rentable bike system in Cambridge, Boston, Brookline and Somerville hit a landmark July 13: its 1 millionth ride.
Brooke Savage, a resident of Boston who joined the system last year, checked out a bike from Washington and Waltham streets in Boston at 2 p.m. that Saturday and rode for about 10 minutes, dropping it off at Franklin and Arch streets, system officials said. It was enough to count as trip No. 1 million since launch July 28, 2011 – less than two years earlier.
The day before Savage’s ride was Hubway’s busiest day since launch, with 5,216 trips recorded.
Providing a little boost were the two Hubway rental spots added July 2 in Cambridge:
Linear Park at Massachusetts Avenue at Cameron Avenue
359 Broadway at Fayette Street, between the Central and Inman square stations
And three stations added in Somerville on July 11:
Teele Square at 239 Holland St.
The west edge of the Tufts University campus at Packard Avenue and Powderhouse Boulevard
Somerville Hospital at Highland Avenue and Crocker Street.
This brings the system to 1,100 bikes at 113 stations.
Officials say Cambridge has the third-busiest station, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at Massachusetts Avenue and Amherst Street; and Somerville has the fourth-busiest, in Davis Square. (South Station is No. 1, with more than 41,000 rides daily, and the Coolidge Corner site comes in second.)
To mark Savage’s landmark ride, officials released some other statistics, saying Hubway’s members – of which 8,100 are active – have collectively ridden nearly 1.1 million miles, burned nearly 40 million calories and offset an estimated 285 tons of carbon dioxide. There are more than 3,800 trips per day systemwide.