The Official Bluebikes App
Lyft Bikes and Scooters, LLC
Bluebikes is metro-Boston’s public bike share system. With over 2,500 bikes available 24/7 at more than 260 stations throughout Boston, Brookline, Everett, Cambridge, and Somerville, Bluebikes is one of the most popular bike shares in the country.
With the app, find your closest station and purchase a pass. Then unlock one of Bluebikes' specially designed, safe, sturdy, easy to ride bikes, and get riding right away. When you’re done riding, simply return the bike to an available dock at any station in the network. The app will show you all station locations, with real-time dock and dock availability, and you can save your favorites for later reference. Tap a station pin or location and the app will show you the best route to get there.
Ideal for one-way trips, commutes to work or school, running errands, meeting friends for dinner, going to a game, or just cruising around metro-Boston to see the sights.
And of course, get your exercise credit when you pedal with a Health app integration.
Thanks for using Bluebikes! We update our app regularly to make your rides even better. Every update of our Bluebikes app includes improvements in speed and reliability. As new features are released, we'll highlight those for you in the app.
Ratings and Reviews
Reasonably good service for a reasonably good price
So far it’s been mostly good riding blue bikes. It’s convenient and it’s easier than actually owning a bike in some ways because you don’t have to deal with your bike once you get to a location. I’m taking off one star due to lack of availability of bikes at my home location near the Somerville hospital, as well as some broken bikes that I ended up riding that were not labeled as such and made rides quite unpleasant. If these factors were improved though it certainly would be five stars for me.
I should have read all the reviews before daring to rent a "city bike". I can't understand how this company gets away with charging customers for errors that arise from their own logistical challenges. Can't the city of Boston demand of their contractors, something better for their citizens? I am having the exact same experience that other users here. Rented 2 bikes, had to ride more than 5 extra miles than my original plan as the 5 different docking stations that we found were either full or not "online", returned both bikes at the same time in the same docking station, received a notification in the app that the ride was done, but then the next day I noticed that a timer was still ongoing in the app. Come to check, the trip is still open for one of the bikes. Customer service tells me that I never returned the bike and that I will be liable for the $1,200 penalty. No solution offered other than "return the bike to the docking station", I went back the next day and no bike with the mentioned number is to be found. This is very frustrating. Please don't ever use this system, but if you absolutely have to, document everything, record videos and take photos. Sadly, Do not trust this company. And cover all your bases.
It would be a fine app if I could actually do anything with it
I’ve been in Boston for a couple weeks now, and I also enjoy biking. Paying $20 a month for a bike seemed like a pretty solid deal. I couldn’t bring my own because it would’ve been very troublesome getting it here. But the problem is that the app simply won’t let me purchase a pass. I’ve already put in a payment method but every time I try buying a pass it just says that the transaction failed. I’ve tried multiple cards but none of them go through. It also won’t let me buy a bike at the station without my physical card, meaning I have to pay $2.95 every time I want to ride a bike. When I try enough times, it just tells me to call customer service, which was no help. The lady just told me that the bike station was down and to try at another one. That wasn’t even true. I literally got a bike out from that station later with a physical card. I’d like to not have to pay almost $3 every time I want to go riding. If this gets fixed then I’m sure the app itself is fine. But until then, this app literally is useless.
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