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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 http://www.fastcoexist.com/3028633/boston-doctors-can-now-prescribe-bike-share-membership-to-patients.