Blue Bikes are expanding to Mattapan, Roslindale, and southern Dorchester

Over 80 new bike-share stations will pop up through spring 2019, according to city officials.

Blue Bikes will expand into Mattapan, Roslindale, and southern Dorchester, city officials said.
Blue Bikes will expand into Mattapan, Roslindale, and southern Dorchester, city officials said. –Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

The Blue Bikes pedaling down Boston’s streets are making their way to new places.

Mayor Marty Walsh and the city’s transportation department announced details this week for plans to expand the system, bringing 19 stations, or bike docks, to Mattapan, Roslindale, and southern Dorchester this fall.

The influx, anticipated to bring in more Blue Bike riders across the city, means there will also be another 30 stations added this year in other city neighborhoods to address higher ridership demands, and at least another 30 docks next spring, officials said in a news release.

“Boston residents have grown to value Blue Bikes as one of the public transportation options available to them,” Walsh said in a statement. “I’m thrilled to be bringing our bike-share system into additional Boston neighborhoods, and I look forward to seeing more residents enjoying a Blue Bikes ride this year.”

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Expansion plans were first discussed last year. Since then, the city’s transportation department has held public workshops and collected suggestions from residents about where they want to see bike docks installed, according to the release.

By the time all the new stations hit the pavement, officials said there will be 300 stations and 3,000 bikes across Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and Brookline.

Annual Blue Bike passes cost riders $99 a year, although monthly, daily, and single-trip passes are also available for $20, $10, and $2.50 — depending on how long a trip is — respectively, according to the Blue Bikes website.

Last month, the car ride-sharing company Lyft announced a deal to buy Motivate Co., which operates the bike-sharing system, according to The Boston Globe.

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