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City: Help us pick where to put new Hubway stations in South Boston, Jamaica Plain, Dorchester, Charlestown

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  May 16, 2013 06:32 PM

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A screenshot of the CoUrbanize website, which shows a map of existing Hubway stations and the areas being looked at for new stations.

Boston residents and area cyclists can provide feedback about proposed locations for new Hubway stations as the bike-share program gears up to expand to the South Boston Innovation District, Jamaica Plain, North Dorchester, and Charlestown, city officials announced Thursday.

The city has selected Boston-based startup company CoUrbanize to provide a public on-line forum that offers information about Hubway’s expansion to those neighborhoods and ways for users to weigh in on where new stations should go.

The initial public comment period will run from May 16-June 6, officials said. CoUrbanize will provide updates about the selection of Hubway station locations and about the roll-out process through the coming fall.

“Hubway is a true community project and we’re excited to be expanding the program to new neighborhoods,” said a statement from Mayor Thomas M. Menino said. “Our partnership with CoUrbanize will engage the community through every stage of this expansion as we continue to develop innovative solutions.”

CoUrbanize offers a community management platform for leaders of various ventures, like developers planning to build something new, to share project information and to solicit public feedback, officials said.

“We will improve the development process by efficiently getting information out to the public and providing community feedback to Boston Bikes” said a statement from Karin Brandt, the company’s co-founder and CEO. “CoUrbanize helps developers reach a wide audience to quickly learn about and respond to community concerns.”

For more information and to access to the online forum, visit www.courbanize.com.

E-mail Matt Rocheleau at mjrochele@gmail.com.
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