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PHOTO CAPTION: Washington D.C.'s Capital Bikeshare station located in Georgetown.

NYC Bike Share Rollout Delayed By Software Setback

The program is now slated to start in March - six months after the original July 31 deadline - with 7,000 bicycles.

Published: 20-Aug-2012

New York City's bike-sharing program won't launch until next spring, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday, as vendors tapped to run the program continue to struggle with software problems.

The delayed Citi Bike program is a blow for Mr. Bloomberg and his transportation commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan, who have touted bike sharing as a way to expand the city's existing transportation network and continue a decadelong boom in cycling.

Software Flattens Bikes
"The software doesn't work," Mr. Bloomberg said on his radio show. "Duh. We're not going to put it out until it does work."

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