Boston City Councilor At-Large Michael Flaherty convened an onsite meeting Friday, April 25th to address community concerns about the placement of Hubway bike stations within South Boston. Councilor Flaherty invited Nicole Freedman, Director of Boston Bikes; Kristen McCosh, the Persons with Disabilities Commissioner; City Councilor Bill Linehan, State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry, and State Representative Nick Collins to discuss issues of placement, public safety, and accessibility of the stations. Nicole Freedman has agreed to relocate the West Broadway bike station from the street to the sidewalk because of safety concerns. This will also restore 3 vital parking spaces to our business district where parking has already posed an issue with residents and patrons.
Furthermore, the City of Boston will post signs around the MDC skating rink location notifying visitors that bike riding is prohibited around Castle Island. Nicole Freedman will collaborate with elected officials regarding future placements of Hubway bike stations. Councilor Flaherty and South Boston elected officials will keep the community informed on this matter.
If any resident has additional concerns or ideas about better and safer locations for bike racks, please call Councilor Flaherty’s office at 617-635-4205.