NYC Bike-Share Postponed Until March

Officials blame malfunctioning software

Ryan O'Hanlon

New York City’s bike-share program was supposed to launch at the end of last month. Now, after much hedging, officials say it won’t be ready to go until next spring, citing ongoing software issues. “The software doesn’t work. Until it works, we’re not going to put it out,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. “We did think there would be a possibility we would have bikes on the streets this summer. We think … this spring.” Phase one of the the Citi Bank-sponsored program—7,000 bikes, 420 stations—is now scheduled for March. Eventually, the city plans to offer 10,000 rentable bikes, which would make it the largest bike-share program in the country.

Via Daily Intel