City of Cambridge Announces Bluebikes passes for essential workers


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City of Cambridge Announces Free Bluebikes Passes for Grocery, Pharmacy, Restaurant, and Retail Workers

Cambridge, MA, July 30, 2020 – The City of Cambridge, in partnership with the municipalities of Boston, Brookline, Everett, and Somerville, announced the availability of free Bluebikes passes to essential workers employed at grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, and local retail shops. Passholders will be able to take as many trips as they like during the 90-day period.

Workers at any grocery store or pharmacy located in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Everett, or Somerville are eligible for the passes. In addition, people employed at restaurants and retail shops located in Boston and Cambridge are also eligible. Most of the small business districts across Cambridge and Boston are served by Bluebikes, and workers can pick up a bike near their homes and park it at a station near work, without having to worry about maintenance or carrying a lock.

Bluebikes provides a great way for anyone to take short trips across the region, and this program will help make riding even more accessible to some of the most critical workers in the community.

Passes are good for 90 days from the date of registration and riders can take unlimited trips up to 60 minutes each without incurring additional fees. At the end of the 90-day pass, riders will need to proactively register for a new pass and will not be automatically charged to renew. Those interested and eligible can register at

Many hospitals and healthcare facilities in Cambridge are also corporate members of Bluebikes. Healthcare workers can check the Essential Workers section of the website above to see if their employer is listed. If your employer is not listed, contact or call 617-349-4671 to learn about discounted membership options.

If you are not eligible, there are other membership options for you! Check out information about the Income-Eligible Program, our high school youth discount program, or about other Bluebikes memberships