Here is the proof:
|CitiBike Station at West 54 and 9th Ave: Image captured Aug. 18 at 12:20pm|
And here's the station at 9:50am:
From the graph above, you'll see that all the bikes were gone within about 1.5h, which shows that when the station is stocked with bikes, they will get used (there were 3 bikes checked out within a 2-minute span). I hope CitiBike takes notice and realizes that it makes more sense to help out the empty stations in the morning rather than fill up the Broadway and 49/51/53/55 stations in anticipation of the evening rush 6+ hours in the future.