Nov 15, 2012 – What’s better than riding a bicycle to save energy? Well, there is an energy cost to producing more bicycles for everyone to ride and keep at home when they’re not riding. How about a bicycle sharing program similar to ZipCars [and others]? I recently saw such a system in Boston. It is called Hubway.
OK. Now, what is wrong. You can’t use the bikes in the cold weather in Boston. Here is a notice on their website: The 2012 Hubway season is coming to a close. Beginning November 19, we will begin removing up to 6 stations per day. We will give 48 hours of notice preceding the take down of each station on our News page, as well as on Facebook and Twitter. until 11:59 PM on November 28 when the system officially closes. You will still be able to return bikes after that time but new rentals will not be allowed. Hubway will return to the streets in March, 2013.