Support Hubway's immediate expansion into Charlestown
  • Petitioned Charlestown Neighborhood Council, Boston Bikes, and Hubway

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Charlestown Neighborhood Council, Boston Bikes, and Hubway

Support Hubway's immediate expansion into Charlestown

    1. Petition by

      Nathan Blanchet

      Charlestown, MA

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August 2012

Victory

Excellent news, everyone! I just received confirmation from Danielle Fitzgerald, Charlestown Neighborhood Coordinator for Mayor Menino, that the CNC and the City reached the agreement that we all requested. The two proposed Hubway stations at Main & AUtin Streets and at Warren & Chelsea Streets will be installed this year. Also, a station near Hayes Square on Bunker Hill Street is to be added when the system continues its expansion next year (more discussion on that to come). This is great news, and I do think our petition provided a necessary "nudge." We originally hoped for a couple dozen supporters. Instead, 200 people signed in the first 24 hours and we now have 438 in 1 week. Support came from all across Charlestown and some near neighbors, and not just from people who currently commute by bike. Thank you to the CNC, the City, and Hubway for making the right decision, and thanks and congratulations to all of you for your support. -Nathan p.s. If you would like more information on bicycling in the Boston area, I encourage you to consider joining or simply signing-up for the monthly newsletter of the Boston Cyclists Union (bostoncyclistsunion.org).

Charlestown residents need new transportation options that are green, healthy, economical, and fun. Charlestown businesses need easier access for visitors. The proposed expansion of Hubway into Charlestown achieves both goals, and lays a strong foundation for future Hubway expansion across our whole neighborhood. I just signed the attached petition. Please add your support!

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    News

    1. We did it!

      Nathan Blanchet
      Petition Organizer

      Excellent news, everyone! I just received confirmation from Danielle Fitzgerald, Charlestown Neighborhood Coordinator for Mayor Menino, that the CNC and the City reached the agreement that we all requested. The two proposed Hubway stations at Main & Austin Streets and at Warren & Chelsea Streets will be installed this year. Also, a station near Hayes Square on Bunker Hill Street is to be added when the system continues its expansion next year (more discussion on that to come).

      This is great news, and I do think our petition provided a necessary "nudge." We originally hoped for a couple dozen supporters. Instead, 200 people signed in the first 24 hours and we now have 438 in 1 week. Support came from all across Charlestown and some near neighbors, and not just from people who currently commute by bike.

      Thank you to the CNC, the City, and Hubway for making the right decision, and thanks and congratulations to all of you for your support.

      -Nathan

    2. Reached 400 signatures
    3. Petition Could Nudge Hubway Outcome

      Nathan Blanchet
      Petition Organizer

      Our petition is working! Please continue to encourage signatures from all over Charlestown.

    4. Our Hubway petition is starting to work!

      Nathan Blanchet
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you so much for signing the Hubway in Charlestown petition...your support is starting to pay off!

      Tom Cunha, Chairman of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council, was just quoted in the Charlestown Patch saying, “As long as the petition reflects addresses all over the community… I’d have to reconsider my position.” Tom also reached out to me and said he supports Hubway's expansion generally, but wants to make sure the CNC represents the whole community.

      Please continue to share the petition with family and friends in Charlestown. We would love to get over 300 signatures in 48 hours (we just hit 250), hopefully all over this best square mile in Massachusetts. Thanks everyone.

    5. Reached 250 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Abby Gray CHARLESTOWN, MA
      • about 2 years ago

      Want hubway!

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    • Elizabeth Cousins ROSLINDALE, MA
      • about 2 years ago

      City of Boston is trying to make Boston more Bike friendly in many ways - this way is sensible & logical & should be supported by the Mayor's Office because it further's the Mayor;s initiatives. No-Brainer to me!

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    • Lucia Egbert CAMBRIDGE, MA
      • about 2 years ago

      I am a MGH IHP student and I would love to have this transportation option for commuting to school.

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    • Michelle Grady CHARLESTOWN, MA
      • about 2 years ago

      I live in the Navy Yard, and with the cost of the shuttle doubling, this will give a new method for tourists and residents to access the waterfront.

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    • John Marcinkowski CHARLESTOWN, MA
      • about 2 years ago

      Charlestown needs more accessible transportation!!!! ANYTHING!!!

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