Bike Share Program Now Set for May

After news came out that damage from Hurricane Sandy would delay the bike share program, now the New York Times is reporting that the program won’t launch until May. It was intended to begin last summer but was initially delayed because of software concerns. Unfortunately, the program’s storage facility, located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, was flooded. Two-thirds of the bike share equipment is stored there, and bike parts with electrical components were damaged. According to City Room, “Now, the plan is to have at least 5,500 bikes at 293 stations by May. There is no timeline for the program to expand to 10,000 bikes.” The $41 million in private financing remains in place.
Newly Delayed Bike Share Program Is Now to Begin in May [NY Times]
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One Comment

  • “The $41 million in private financing remains in place.”

    It boggles my mind how funding, whether private or public, is used. There are hungry, sick and homeless people in our country, but let’s put shiny new bikes out there.
    This country is so half a$$ backward.

    Cue: blaming Obama from the half a$$ backward republicans