Hubway has been expanding all over the city and across the river and I think it’s a pretty great concept. As a biker myself, I think it’s the best way to get around the city. You can move on your own time (not the MBTA’s) and don’t have to worry about parking, gas or grid-locked traffic (mostly).
But I’ve had one major issue with Hubway, and that is the lack of access to helmets. I ride Boston’s streets every day and while I do enjoy it, it’s no leisurely cruise. There’s the constant danger of clueless drivers that will cut you off without batting an eye or throw their door open just as you pass by. Helmet-hair be damned, I’ve had too many close calls to feel comfortable riding without out one. Continue reading