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During the Ashmont/Mattapan service outage October 14 – 29, the A Better City TMA with support from the Better Bikeshare Partnership enabled and encouraged free bicycle connections from the closed Red Line stations at Field's Corner and Ashmont with the open and free Fairmount Line service at the Talbot Ave station.
A Better City TMA was proud to help those impacted by the Red Line shutdown by connecting commuters to a 16min train ride to South Station, and providing the helpful resources below. All were welcome to ride our designated routes on their own or join a group, and free BlueBikes passes were provided to anyone who needed them.
Please see our link to free Bluebikes passes, departure schedule, ride maps, and bike safety resources below as an example of the exciting and important work that we have done, and reach out to TMA@abettercity.org with any questions.
When the Ashmont/Mattapan Surge ended and service regular service resumed on 10/30, the City of Boston discontinued their offer of free 1-month Bluebikes passes. With generous support from the Better Bikeshare Partnership, A Better City was able to assist those who needed Bluebikes passes through this disruption.
Whether we see you on the ride or you go solo, we want to hear about your experience! We are conducting short video surveys from riders and are offering a $25 gift cards to the first 40 riders who complete questions! (Our video survey portal has closed. Thanks to all the participants, we will post the compiled results soon!)
View our routes from Field's Corner and Ashmont Stations below:
Find the comprehensive Fairmount Line Schedule here. The Fairmount line is free from all Zone1A stations for the duration of the shutdown.
Please see below for our recommended morning schedule to depart Fields Corner/Ashmont by bike in order to make the corresponding Talbot Ave train inbound.
|Leave Ashmont||Leave Fields Corner||Talbot Train Inbound to South Station (16-min ride)|
Find the comprehensive Fairmount Line Schedule here.
Riding a bike in the city can be a dangerous activity, and it is important to be prepared to ride. Please see our Biking for Beginners Guide and our Urban Biking Workshop Guide to help you be prepared for your ride.
Understand that by participating in this event that bicycling activities involve risks and dangers of serious bodily injury, including permanent disability, paralysis and death (“risks”). These risks and dangers may be caused by factors including, but not limited to your actions/inactions, the actions/inactions of others, and the conditions (including but not limited to conditions of road and weather) in which the activity takes place. There may be other risks and social and economic losses either not known to you or not readily foreseeable at this time and you fully accept and assume all such risks and responsibility for losses, costs, and damages incurred as a result of participation.
By choosing to ride a bicycle to connect to the Fairmount Line you agree not to sue and hereby waive and release the ABCTMA and any and all other individuals or organizations associated with this event/program from any and all rights, claims, suits, and causes of actions for any and all damages or injuries suffered, now known or unknown, which are a result of, or arise from, or are in any way connected with participating in this bicycling activity.