GoHubs! Pilot Program
We are conducting a pilot program to better understand how GoHubs! can improve transportation access, reliabilty, and make for more enjoyable spaces.
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GoHubs! Mobility Hub Guidebook
The GoHubs! Guidebook details Boston's approach to implementing GoHubs!
What is a GoHub!?
- GoHubs! are neighborhood places where transportation options, information, and placemaking elements come together
Are branded, visible, and anchored by bus stops, subway stations, and Bluebikes stations
Include amenities such as informational kiosks, seating, Wi-Fi, device charging, and public art
Form a network to improve first and last-mile connections, and make it easier to travel within a neighborhood
Create a public space where new amenities, new transportation modes, and community activities can occur
Why are they important?
Most residents travel by public transit, biking, and walking. Public space should accommodate these modes, and it must be safe, reliable, and welcoming.
Shared mobility and new technology advances are adding more transportation options each day. Having identified space allows us to plan in advance, rather than be reactive.
To combat climate change we must adopt more sustainable modes of transportation. Multi-modal trips must be stress free to reduce dependence on private vehicles.
New modes of travel and technology may present barriers to access. Information must be be provided to reduce those barriers.
The Maverick Square GoHub! is located across the street from the Maverick T Station. This graphic highlights the location of the GoHub! components. The pilot program GoHub! sites are "quick build," with most components identified through signage and paint. Larger components include the solar smart bench, Bluebikes station, and planters.
East Boston GoHub! Pilot ProgramEast Boston Pilot
In the summer of 2021, the City of Boston launched a pilot program in East Boston, installing GoHubs! in eight locations.
- Maverick Square
- Central Square
- Eagle Hill (Meridian and White Streets)
- Day Square
- Porzio Park
- Airport T Station (Bremen & Brooks Streets)
- Gove Street @ the Greenway
- Maverick Street @ the Massport Path
- community input
- proximity to bus and subway stops
- gaps in transportation access, in particular bikeshare and car share, and
- equity considerations, including identifying environmental justice communities.
The pilot program will help the City understand how GoHubs! are used, what amenities are most useful, and what transportation choices are made.
- 3 Blubikes bikeshare stations
- 33 Bluebikes bikeshare bike
- 14 bicycle parking racks
- 14 car share spaces
- 4 smart benches with Wi-Fi and personal device charging
- Improved pedestrian safety, greening, and placemaking
For more GoHub! site design details, download the GoHubs! Neighborhood Mobility Hub Guidebook. The Guidebook provides detail on the GoHub! pilot program, including five additional GoHub! locations.
The Pilot is being evaluated to help the City understand how well GoHubs! achieve the intended goals and outcomes. The goals and outcomes for GoHubs! include:
- Provide more transportation options
- Improve connections to public transit
- Make it easy to connect to different modes
- Priortize curb space for walking, biking, and shared services
- Create welcoming spaces where people want to be
- Provide space for community events
- Make safe spaces for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other vulnerable road users
- Establish places that are easy to find
- Provide a space for community postings
- Make it easier to use new techonlogies
- Show the safe routes through the neighborhood
- Explain the transportation options available
Data will be collected for both short-term and long-term evaluation. This will include:
- ridership data
- public surveys
- online feedback, and
- work with community organizations.
Please provide feedback on the initial phase of the pilot program by completing our online survey:
Give us your Feedback
The GoHub! Pilot Program will be evaluated throughout 2022. Please provide feedback by completing this first phase survey: