Just in time for the end of the holiday rush, merchants in Centre/South regained a few parking spaces on Friday as the Hubway moved its bike-sharing station at the Monument.
The new station is across South Street at Curtis Hall Community Center, where it's on the lawn and isn't taking up any car parking spaces.
The new Curtis Hall site will shut down by the end of the month, as do most Hubway stations except for nearly all the ones in Cambridge.
In addition to the one now at Curtis Hall, several other JP Hubway stations are among the 60 or so Boston ones staying open through the end of December:
- Egleston and Columbus
- Green Street Station
- Jackson Square Station
JP's other Hubway station, the one at the Post Office, has already been closed for the season.
Of course, as bike advocates would point out, the former location at the Monument was still parking -- it was just parking for bikes, not cars.