A bike lock on Green Street. March 2014.

Photo of the Day: April 9

Each weekday we'll post a random image from our travels around the neighborhood. If you have a photo to nominate, email me at chris@jamaicaplainnews or tag a picture on Twitter with @02130News and I'll know it's fair game for "Photo of the Day."

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The Hubway station in front of Bank of America in Centre/South on April 9, 2014.

Hubway Station Moved From Post Office to Bank of America

If you didn't like car parking spots being taken up in front of the post office by a Hubway bike station last year, you might be happy they're now taking up auto spots in front of Bank of America. In a departure from the bike sharing service's usual policy of not consulting neighborhoods over placement of the bike-rental stations, Hubway reached out to at least two neighborhood organizations to figure out where the station should go. In negotiations brokered by JP resident and Boston Bikes director Nicole Freedman, Centre/South Main Streets and the JP Business and Professional Assoc. picked — for now — a spot in front of Bank of America. It's a temporary placement that could be moved pending a future community meeting in May or June, said Andrew Zarro, executive director of Centre/South Main Streets.

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Hubway has returned to Jackson Square. The station wasn't operational on March 19, 2014 but is expected to be soon.

Signs of Spring: Crocuses and Hubway Stations

The bike rental network Hubway, which finally reached bike-crazed JP just last fall, is gearing up for a new season. Rental stations (sans bikes) are already in place outside the Green Street and Jackson Square T stations. Other JP stations are expected to include one at the post office, the Monument, Hyde Square (Barbara and Centre) and Egleston (Atherton and Washington). Hubway says it expects its stations to be fully operational in a few weeks. There has been talk of moving the Monument station to the Curtis Hall parking lot.

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