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."


Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson rides bike on Laurier segregated bike lane.

After one year of installation, the city's experiment a segregated bike lane has generated its share of controversy.

San Jose cyclists. Photo by Richard Masoner.

Silicon Valley hub is 55% towards building out its 500 miles of bike lanes.

New York Citibike will rollout 7,000 bikes and 400 docking stations.

Like similar programs from Montreal to Hangzhou, New York City's Citibike aims to reduce congestion and make the 'Big Apple's' mean streets a bit more friendly.


blog comments powered by Disqus