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Bike sharing NYC, but not now…2013

In case you hadn’t heard (I hadn’t until just now) the NYC bike sharing program has officially been delayed until 2013.

Here is a more informed news service than me, the NY Times.

Bike-Share Program Delayed Until Spring, Mayor Says

By: Matt Flegenheimer & Michael M. Grynbaum
Published: August 17, 2012

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Photo by: Michael Appleton for The New York Times.–
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan held a news conference to announce the program in May.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said on Friday that the city’s much-heralded bike share program will not begin until next spring, ending weeks of speculation about the program’s fate and dashing cyclists’ hopes of seeing the city’s newest public travel alternative this year.

Speaking on his morning radio show, Mr. Bloomberg attributed the decision to software problems, which he has cited repeatedly in recent weeks amid calls for a further explanation for the delay.

Read more: here.

Not to fear however, says the NY Time’s reporter Joshua Brustein. There are several social network sites where people set there own prices and rent personal bikes like Spinlister.

Read more: There’s More Than One Way to Share a Bike.

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