Did you notice it yet? The controversial Hubway Station at Perkins Square in Southie has moved from the street to the sidewalk. According the a press release from City Councilor Michael Flaherty’s office, the bike racks are on located on the sidewalk in front of Bank of America on West Broadway restoring some vital parking spaces – phew.
Here is the full press release:
Over the past several months, City Councilor Michael Flaherty – along with City Councilor Bill Linehan, Representative Nick Collins and Senator Linda Dorcena Forry – have listened to complaints from residents and business owners regarding the placement of Hubway bikes on West Broadway. Now, after an onsite meeting with Nicole Freedman (Director of Boston Bikes) and Boston Transportation Department, South Boston’s elected officials have identified a more appropriate and safer location for the bike racks.
The bike racks are now located on the sidewalk in front of Bank of America, eliminating the previous location’s public safety issues. Additionally, vital parking spaces have been restored as well as the original cabstand.
“The relocation of the Hubway bike racks improves safety for bicyclists and motorists. Furthermore, this restores necessary parking spaces back to a bustling business district for business owners, residents and patrons,” said Councilor Flaherty.
The elected officials thank Bank of America and the Mayor’s Office for listening to the neighborhood’s concerns.