Students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to register their bicycles. Registration is free for all students, faculty, and staff. Registration serves as a deterrent to theft and can help in the recovery of stolen bicycles. The serial number is recorded and an identifying sticker is placed on your bicycle. You will need to provide the bicycle's serial number, manufacturer, model, and color.
HMS offers two ways to register your bicycle. You may register it in person by visiting the HMS Commuter Services and Parking Office located at 180B Longwood Avenue, room 132, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (except Harvard holidays) or you may also register online by visiting our internal website. Once you are registered a bike registration decal will be mailed to you for placement on your bike.
Secured and covered bike cages and bike racks are located at various locations throughout the Harvard Longwood Campus. Although bike racks are available to all visitors of the HLC, bike cage access is only granted to Quad-based faculty, staff, students and tenants at the time of registration. Click here (pdf) for a map of the HLC bike cages and racks. Showers are also available on the Longwood Campus to cyclists with a Harvard I.D. Click here (pdf) to locate a convenient shower location. To learn more about the public bike racks in the Longwood Medical Area click here.
Safety Tip: To reduce the chance that your bike will be stolen, use two locks, each with a different locking mechanism. For more information, visit http://www.massbike.org/2010/01/19/how-to-lock-up-your-bicycle/
On Thursday, July 28, 2011, Boston launched its public bike sharing system, Hubway. With 61 stations and 600 bicycles throughout Boston, Hubway provides you with an accessible and green transit option. Rent a bike near your home or office and pedal your way to the next lunch meeting, errand or shopping trip, or to visit friends and family. Harvard has 3 stations located on its Allston campus (with another one on its way!) and Harvard also sponsors a station on the Longwood Medical Area (LMA) campus at the M2 shuttle stop (Ave. Louis Pasteur @ Longwood Avenue). Hubway plans to expand into additional Boston neighborhoods and surrounding communities such as Cambridge, Somerville and Brookline.
Please visit http://www.thehubway.com/ for additional information.
Boston Bikes is part of Mayor Menino's vision for a vibrant and healthy city that benefits all its citizens. It seeks to make Boston a world-class bicycling city by creating safe and inviting conditions for all residents and visitors. Boston Bikes focuses on improvements in all five universal bike planning areas: Engineering, Enforcement, Education, Encouragement, and Evaluation. Please visit Boston Bikes at http://www.cityofboston.gov/bikes/