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Hubway Data Challenge Winners

Data heads, animators, graphics geeks, designers, mappers, students and professional visualization artists converged on The Bocoup Loft in Boston’s Fort Point Channel Tuesday night to find out the answer to one question: who had won the Hubway Data Challenge? The contest, which kicked off in October after Hubway and MAPC released complete history data on half a million bike […]

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My Way or the Hubway

Originally posted on Jackie’s Daily Drifting My name is Jackie and I had a Hubway membership. There, I said it. The best part? It was awesome. I think that like many people, I viewed Hubway bikes as useful–albeit silly-looking, clunky, and used strictly by tourists. However, I can now assure you that this is not true. My first […]

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Hubway Data Viz Hack Day

Last Saturday we hosted a our first-ever Hubway Data Visualization Hack Day at the The Bocoup Loft in the Innovation District of Boston. A “Hack Day is a workshop-like setting where people come together and work (i.e. hack) on a problem-set. At our hack day, 5 teams worked all day on data explorations and visualizations of half […]

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Helmets vs. physical activity: A public health Catch-22

Will encouraging helmet use simultaneously discourage people from riding their bikes in the city? Two public health concerns – obesity and accident prevention – run the risk of being at odds with each other when it comes to promoting bicycling safety. Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) has been criticized after launching a new helmet safety campaign  that […]

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What do half a million bike-share trips look like to YOU?

Calling all data geeks, designers, students, and bike-share lovers! Get started on your entry in the first-ever Hubway Visualization Contest, co-sponsored by MAPC and Hubway. For the first time, Hubway’s complete trip history data is being made public, and we want to see what you can make out of it. Entries can be visualizations, animations, […]

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MAPC Book Club

Parking lots are a mainstay of the 21st century city. With an estimated 600,000,000 passenger cars worldwide and 500,000,000 parking spaces in the US alone, lots take up huge amounts of land – in some cities, as much as one-third of the metropolitan footprint. With such a staggering presence, shouldn’t planners, designers and public officials […]

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The ripple effect: A regional approach to sustainable communities

The purchase of streetlights by Chelsea from Boston referenced in this article from Atlantic Cities was facilitated in part by MAPC. Our clean energy team is spearheading a statewide collective purchasing and technical assistance effort for cities and towns, assisting them as they embark on projects like LED streetlight purchasing. These partnerships benefit municipalities by […]

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Running down a dream: MA Mayors rally for transportation reform

On Monday, June 11–just weeks before the July 1 deadline for MBTA fare hikes and service cuts–mayors from across the state gathered at South Station to show their support for working together and finding a solution for the state’s transportation finance troubles. Watch our video of highlights from speakers at the Metro Mayors Transportation Summit […]

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Hubway in Boston – A big success!

Originally posted by Lisa Jacobsen on YPT Voice, the Young Professionals in Transportation blog.  Hubway, Boston’s almost one-year old bikeshare program, is all the buzz in Boston. Only 10 weeks after its launch last summer, it only took 10 weeks to hit 100,000 rides – and as of now – a quarter million rides. With 40 more […]

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Our trailmap, your trailmap

Part of our work to support healthier transportation modes is to collect and publish information about walking and cycling facilities (paths, bike lanes, cycle tracks, Hubway stations, etc.) in our region. This year MAPC released the second update of the Greater Boston Cycling and Walking trailmap, available for free in print and online at trailmap.mapc.org. The […]

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