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Somerville wheels out possible Hubway bike station locations

Posted by Matt Byrne  April 5, 2012 10:04 AM

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Red dots represent possible Hubway bicycle rental stations, set to land in Somerville by about July.

City officials released a first-look map of possible locations for eight Hubway bicycle rental stations in Somerville.

The stations, sprinkled throughout the city's myriad squares, are expected to open by about July.

Before the end of the summer, Hubway locations are expected to sprout in Brookline and Cambridge, expanding the network's reach beyond Boston city limits.

Hubway launched last summer in Boston with 61 stations and 610 bicycles. Hubway riders logged more than 140,000 rides before the season closed on Nov. 30, according to the City of Boston. The system attracted more than 3,700 members in 2011 and almost 30,000 casual users.

Hubway offers three membership options for riders: an annual membership for $85; a casual, three-day membership for $12; or a casual 24-hour membership for $5. Rides less than 30 minutes are free with any membership. Longer rides cost from $1.50 for just under an hour to $75 for rides lasting between seven and 24 hours. Registered annual members receive a 25 percent discount.

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