Free Bluebikes Passes for Grocery, Pharmacy, Restaurant, and Retail Workers


7/30/2020

Bluebikes Mt Auburn Station

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 a 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 eligible as well. 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 also helps make riding even more accessible to some of the community’s most critical workers.

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 CambridgeMA.gov/bluebikes.

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 bluebikes@cambridgema.gov or call 617-349-4671 to learn how you can get a discounted membership.