BOSTON (WHDH) – Residents of Malden and Medford who want to bike to work are in luck.
The two cities have officially joined Bluebikes, the metropolitan area’s public bike sharing system, with the opening of six new stations. In Medford they are located in Tufts Square, Brooks Part on Main Street and Medford Square. In Malden they are located at Malden Center T Station, Northern Strand on Main Street and Malden High School.
There are now a total of 447 Bluebike stations and around 4,000 bicycles in the greater Boston area. These new stations connect the network to Arlington, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Newton Revere, Salem, Somerville and Watertown. A full station map can be found here.
“Introducing access to Bluebikes in Medford helps keep our city more connected and makes cycling a viable way to reach neighborhoods and destinations in Medford and throughout the region,” said Medford Mayor Breanna Lungo Koehn. “Now with four stations across Medford, we have expanded environmentally friendly public transport for our residents, students, workers and visitors while promoting sustainable forms of local transport and reducing our reliance on passenger cars.”
“We are proud to be a partner in the Bluebikes program, which improves our Malden community’s access to cycling as a healthy and environmentally friendly way of travel,” added Malden Mayor Gary Christenson. “Malden is (becoming) a more bike-friendly city, providing other safe and sustainable modes of transport for our many commuters who cannot always rely on cars or other public transport.”
Bluebikes are jointly owned and operated by the municipalities and operated by Lyft and financially supported by Blue Cross.
Riders can purchase annual Bluebikes memberships — which include unlimited 45-minute rides — for $119 per year or $26.75 for 30 days. A discount program where annual passes are $50 and 30-day passes are $5 is available to residents with qualifying income. Visit www.bluebikes.com for more information on the Bluebikes Income Qualifying Program.
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