Friday, April 11, 2014

Boston Doctors Can Now Prescribe Bike-Share Membership to Patients

Photo taken by Gavin Anderson

Bike-sharing systems have popped up all across the country, but there is still a problem: social inclusion.  Those who can afford to use the program and those who cannot.   Boston has taken a totally different approach.  Boston in partnership with Boston Medical Center prescribe $5 bike memberships to their low income patients.  People who also participate in the low-income housing program can get a membership for $5.  The annual Hubway bike memberships cost $85.  According to the author, Sydney Brownstone, it appears that Boston is the first American city to launch a service linking medicine to public bike-shares.  The full article can be found at

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