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Boston: Everyone wants an office near a T Stop. Pretty soon, one near a bikeshare dock.

February 07, 2019
  • Ridership has declined on the MBTA’s gated stations nearly 5 percent from 2016 to 2018. Ridership on Boston’s bikeshare system (formerly Hubway, now Bluebikes) has increased 43% in the same timeframe.
  • Meanwhile, in 2017, ridesharing companies’ percentage of rides relative to MBTA ridership figures stood at 33% - a number that is likely to rise as more commuters become reliant on Uber and Lyft as their main way of getting to and from work.
  • Alternative commuting modes – such as bikesharing and ridesharing – are becoming more and more prominent among the city’s young professionals. So while commuting via transit remains the dominant mode, its ridership has declined in recent years.
  • The area’s 200-plus bikeshare docks look poised to expand, as ridership boomed in 2018 – rising 35 percent in one year.

Source: MA Dept of Utilities, Bluebikes System Data, MBTA Performance Dashboard

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