The launch of New York's much-anticipated bike sharing program has been delayed until August, city officials confirmed Monday. Rumors of a delay have circulated since last week, when the Citi Bike Twitter account instructed a follower asking about the advertised July unveiling to “Look for the launch in August.” The program, which uses Citigroup sponsorship in place of government funding, is expected to bring 10,000 rentable bikes to 600 docking stations around the city. A $95 subscription allows patrons to ride the 3-speed bikes anywhere in the city. Modeled on bike-shares in D.C. and Boston, the New York City program promises to be the biggest of its kind in the U.S.
Via The New York Times
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