Although on Monday afternoon the NYC Department of Transportation website still declared a July launch to what will become the nation’s largest bike share program, the agency confirms the program will not begin until at least August.
“We’re working on the launch plan and will update the public as soon as we finalize all the details,” Seth Solomonow, NYC DOT spokesman tells Transportation Nation in an email.
More –> Transportation Nation: Citibike will not launch in July as planned.
The managing agency for the San Francisco Bay Area bike share hoped to have an official launch this month as well, but all of the vendors who submitted proposals pretty much all said “No way.” Although Alta Bike Share was selected as the winning bidder, contract negotiations continue. I’ve heard September is possible for a start date, though October is looking a little more likely now and Streetsblog reports the start date might even roll all the way into next January.