As the weather warms and the last remnants of ice begins to melt across Boston, another sign of spring will soon hit the city in the form of Hubway bicycles.
Metro Boston’s bike-sharing system will officially resume operations on Friday, April 17 — marking its fifth year of existence. Boston Bikes program manager Kim Foltz noted that the spring re-launch was originally slated for early March, but it had to be postponed due to the aftermath of a brutal winter.
“Hubway continues to grow, which is a testament to its importance in moving people around the area,” said Boston Mayor Marty Walsh in a press release. “The return of bikes has become a real sign of spring for the region, and we’re eager for system expansion later in the season that will continue to improve the way people move about the city.”
Hubway will roll out 1,300 bicycles at 140 stations this season — although 13 stations situated along the Boston Marathon route in Brookline and Boston will be closed until after the event on April 20.