Citi Bike Station at Canal and Rutgers Streets Removed

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If you use the Citi Bike station at Canal and Rutgers streets (alongside Seward Park), you’ll want to make alternative plans.

Workers today carted it off, announcing on Twitter that the station would be off-line until further notice. The valet service is being moved to Allen and Hester streets. We’re checking to find out where the station will be moving, or if it’s going back in the same spot.

We’re told by Tim Laughlin at the Lower East Side Partnership that the station was temporarily removed so that the plaza at Canal Street can be resurfaced. ConEd dug up the asphalt while making repairs under the street. Last year, the Partnership outlined plans to create a full-fledged pedestrian plaza in this location. According to Laughlin, the plaza project will be back on track after the resurfacing is completed. Meanwhile, Citi Bike says, via Twitter, that the station will be returned to the same location after the resurfacing is completed.