City Still Plans to Restore Citi Bike Station at Grand & Henry Streets
In recent days, we’ve been fielding a number of emails from people concerned that a Citi Bike station at Grand and Henry is being permanently eliminated. But the station, we are told, is coming back.
In June, the popular location disappeared, prompting many people to speculate that a petition drive against the bike share docking station had been successful. A lot of local residents objected to the city’s decision to place the station a short distance away from Frank’s Bike Shop, the longtime LES institution that does a healthy rental business.
At the time, a DOT spokesperson said the station had been removed temporarily to accommodate utility construction and that it would be re-installed when that project was completed. Community Board 3 and the DOT reiterated this stance during a public hearing a couple of weeks ago. But several readers noticed that the station icon, which had been represented in grey on the Citi Bike map (indicating that it was “inactive) had disappeared altogether.
This week, we followed up with CB3. District Manager Susan Stetzer checked with the DOT and was told that the utility work is still ongoing. The city is still planning to restore the station when the construction is finished. There’s no timetable at this point, but we’ll let you if and when the Transportation Department has any more details!