Hubway is excited to announce that most stations will be live in Boston, Brookline & Somerville alongside Cambridge for the winter 2017-18 riding season.
Traditionally stations "hibernate" during the winter months. This year, we're excited to announce that many stations will remain out through the colder months in all the municipalities that Hubway operates in.
Please note, most on-street stations will be removed so that snow plowing operations are not impacted - or moved, pending street clearance considerations. Check out our blog for the finalized winter operations schedule & see which stations you can expect to see out this winter.
During extreme or inclement weather conditions, Hubway may choose to temporarily close the system, and public announcements will be made as an alert on the Hubway website and via social media. Station alerts will also be emailed to annual and monthly Hubway members. In the event of a system closing, you'll be able to return bikes to all stations securely, but will not be able to check bikes out. Refunds are not available in the event of system closures due to weather.
Snow removal is a part of the daily responsibilities of Hubway's rebalancing teams, technicians, and station cleaners. During winter months, the teams, coordinated by a dispatch office in Charlestown, are on the street from 7am to 9pm every day, and are equipped with shovels, brooms, and salt to keep stations clear of snow and ice.