bike parking in the longwood area
Public bike racks are available in many locations around the Longwood Area. Several Longwood area schools and hospitals provide secure bike cages which may require registration at your institution to access. Find public bike parking using MASCO's LMA Bike Parking Map.
Bike Shops Near the Longwood Area
HUBWAY Bike Share
1,600 bikes. 180 stations. 4 municipalities. Find Hubway bike share locations throughout Boston, Brookline, Somerville and Cambridge. Choose between an Annual Membership, Monthly Membership, 72-Hour Pass or 24-Hour Pass and access a bike when you want it. The cost includes unlimited trips up to 30 minutes in duration, with longer rides incurring additional usage fees. Download the free Spotcycle app for real-time system map with dock & bike availability!
Boston Bicycling Community & Advocacy Organizations
I WANT TO START BIKING TO THE LONGWOOD AREA. WHAT IS THE BEST ROUTE ON A BIKE?
There are many online mapping tools that make it easy to plan your route to the Longwood Area. Try Gmap pedometer or Map my Ride. Talk to other cyclists and ask them which streets or bike paths they recommend riding on. Get to know the rules of the road and your rights as a bicyclist!
I'm new to biking. What are some good resources to help me learn more?
There are many good resources online, such as The Healthy Benefits Cycling Benefits Guide, recommended to us by Hannah, a student in Ms. Sharkey's fifth-grade class in Kingston, MA.
What if I get a flat tire?
Visit the nearest bike shop (see above) for a quick flat fix or repair. Learn how to fix a flat tire yourself. We recommend carrying a patch kit, extra tube, tire levers and a hand held bike pump whenever you ride.
What should I do if I get in a BIKE crash?
Learn what to do before anything happens and then hopefully it never will. MassBike offers comprehensive advice and legal contacts here.
WHO CAN I REPORT A POTHOLE OR street safety issue TO?
BOS 311 is available 24/7 for reporting any non-emergency city issues such as a pot hole or broken signal. Boston's Vision Zero Safety Concerns map lets you submit a specific street safety concern, as well as view and comment on other's concerns.
What's the best way to lock my bike up?
Make sure to always lock your bike up securely to deter any thieves. This entertaining video gives tips on how to and how not to lock up your bike.
What is Vision Zero?
Vision Zero is a multi-national initiative to systematically design safer streets with the goal of zero traffic deaths and fatalities. Boston and Cambridge have both committed to Vision Zero. Longwood Area Cyclists is a member of the Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition.
How can I help advocate for better biking in the Longwood Area?
- Join our email list and become an active member of Longwood Area Cyclists
- Take the Longwood Area Multimodal Survey
- Attend an event or public meeting and speak up for safer streets
- Support and volunteer with any of the advocacy groups listed above
Do you have a question or concern about bicycling in the Longwood Area? Please contact us and a member of the Longwood bike advocacy team will reply to you shortly!