Meet the New Unicorn in Town

Bluebikes recently surpassed 10 million trips taken as a system. Meet the new Unicorn bike commissioned by local youth from Artists For Humanity in celebration of this huge milestone.

Bike share launched in Boston in 2011 with 60 stations. In the summer of 2012, the system expanded Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville. This past June, Bluebikes expanded into the City of Everett.

The municipalities have drastically expanded the public bike share. Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Everett, and Somerville now provide over 325 stations and 3000 bikes.

As additional stations have increased, so have the trips that bike share users have taken. On Thursday, September 19th — Bluebikes riders surpassed the 10 million overall trip milestone for the system. In celebration of this huge milestone, the City of Boston commissioned Jenny Tran from Artists For Humanity to create a special Unicorn. Meet the 10 Million Trip bike!

More About the Artist and the Inspiration for Their Design

“The vision behind my design was to show various elements of Boston inspired by illustration, perspective, and comic panels.

My favorite part was the sketching process of figuring out what story to tell on each panel. I'm grateful to see my design come to life. The feeling is so surreal!

- Jenny Tran, Artist For Humanity

Follow Jenny on Instagram to see more of her work.

Artists For Humanity’s Mission

Artists For Humanity (AFH)’s mission is to provide under-resourced urban youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in art and design. AFH is built on the philosophy that engagement in the creative process is a powerful force for social change, and that creative entrepreneurship is a productive and life-changing opportunity for young people.

Bridging economic, racial, and social divisions, AFH enriches urban communities by introducing young people's creativity to diverse businesses.

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