Long-Delayed NYC Bike-Share Program Set for May Launch

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    The city's long delayed bike-sharing program is set to launch in May.

    The announcement was made Monday by Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan.

    Mayor Bloomberg: "DUH!"

    [NY] Mayor Bloomberg: "DUH!"
    Mayor Bloomberg got testy on his radio show Friday morning while defending the delay in the city's bike-sharing program. (Published Friday, Aug. 17, 2012)

    She said that roughly half the bike stations were moved from their originally proposed locations after input from neighbors.

    Citi Bike had been slated to start last summer.

    The Wall Street Journal reports that the first 293 docking stations have begun to appear. Most of them will at first be in Manhattan.

    The DOT hopes to eventually expand the program to include 600 stations and 10,000 bikes.

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