The ‘loneliest bike’ and other stats from Bluebikes 2018

Bluebikes added 71 new stations in 2018 throughout Boston, Cambridge, Brookline, and Somerville.

Blue Bikes were available at Babcock Street and Commonwealth Avenue for commuters.
–Jonathan Wiggs / The Boston Globe

Pity poor Bluebike 46048. While its fellow bikes were ridden about six times a day in 2018, on average, this bike was only rented 30 times all year and crossed into Boston from Cambridge just three times.

Bluebikes, Boston’s bicycle rental program, has released data from 2018, including the most popular new bike station — that honor went to Boylston Street at Jersey Street — and the number of trips on the coldest and warmest days of the year — at a bone-chilling 12 degrees, there were only 104 trips on the coldest day versus 4,674 on the hottest day, a blistering 98 degrees. These are both far lower than the daily average during “peak riding season” — 7,700 trips.


The Red Sox’ opening day was fairly busy for Bluebikes with 3,458 rides. However, more people rode Bluebikes the day the team won its fourth World Series of the century — 4,098 rides.

The program, which used to be called Hubway, also reminded riders of its expansion — a combined 71 new stations between Boston, Cambridge, Brookline, and Somerville.

Check out the rest of Bluebikes year in review here