Nicole Freedman, who shepherded Boston's bike share from idea to reality, is leaving to run Maine Huts & Trails. Freedman, a former Olympic cyclist and world champion bicyclist, was once honored by the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. She coined the memorable term "bike share is Zipcar on steroids."
We'll miss you, Nicole!
Here's the good-bye note she sent around.
As many of you know already, today is my last day as Director of Bicycle Programs for Mayor Menino and the City of Boston. As of Tuesday, I will begin my new position as the Executive Director of Maine Huts and Trails in Kingfield, Maine.
It has been a tremendous honor to serve you all over the last five years. When I began the position in 2007, Mayor Menino pledged to transform Boston into a world-class cycling city. I am proud of how far we have come and our many accomplishments.
- Launching the New Balance Hubway bike share system
- Installing 50 miles of bike lane
- Earning national recognition by the League of American Bicyclists and Bicycling Magazine
- Implementing a model Community Bike Programs which has donated more than 1,000 bicycles
- Installing 850 bicycle racks
I am confident that the program will continue to thrive on behalf of the residents and visitors to Boston. Boston Bikes remains a high priority for the administration.