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Boston Bike Share Postponed

Wednesday, June 09, 2010 - 03:23 PM

(Andrea Bernstein Transportation Nation) Boston's bike share was supposed to start this summer, but it's been pushed off at least until April, 2010. Nicole Freedman, Director of Bicycle Programs for the Boston Redevelopment Authority, explains "we felt like we need more time to ensure we could get the operations correct." Each city's structure for bike share is different. Montreal has contracted out operations to Bixi, Washington's DDOT has hired Alta Bike Share to run the system, and Denver and Minneapolis have non-profits setting up theirs.

But Boston is still working out the details of how its system will be run. Freedman says Boston might have been ready by early fall, but setting up a system so close to Boston's notorious winters didn't seem wise.

The news comes on the heels of announcement by New York that a major expansion of protected bike lanes, seen as a prerequisite for bike share, was being postponed.

But cheer up bike share enthusiasts. As MPR reports, Minnesota's bike share starts tomorrow. And DC's now has a name.

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Comments [2]

Ed Throckmorton

I think you mean ".. but it’s been pushed off at least until April _2011_"

Jun. 10 2010 12:04 PM
Russell

Did you mean, "Boston’s bike share was supposed to start this summer, but it’s been pushed off at least until April, 2011?"

Jun. 09 2010 05:17 PM

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