Commuter Bike Manufacturer Linus Bike Responds to an Article Discussing the Delay of New York City’s Bike Sharing Program

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Following an article published for Wall Street Journal’s Metropolis blog concerning the delay of Citi Bike, a bike sharing program originally scheduled for July, a representative for Linus Bike offers a response.

On August 29th, Linus Bike, a commuter bike manufacturer, reacts to the news that New York City’s bike-sharing program Citi Bike will be delayed until March 2013, as stated in an article published for the Wall Street Journal’s Metropolis blog.

According to the article, the Citi Bike program has been delayed until the spring due to software problems. The Wall Street Journal’s Metropolis blog explains that Mayor Bloomberg, along with his transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, is hopeful that the program will encourage New Yorkers to use cycling as transportation. The article states, “The program is now slated to launch in March with 7,000 bicycles, according to an announcement by the city’s Department of Transportation.” In addition, the bike-sharing program will allow users to borrow bicycles for 30 minutes, which is ideal for short trips. According to the article, the delay is due to software issues from Alta, the company that was operating the system.

Linus Bike, a commuter bike manufacturer, offers their support for the Citi Bike program. Linus Bike Sales Manager Jason Latty states, “While we are disappointed to hear that Citi Bike won’t be launching this summer as originally planned, it’s thrilling to know the impressive bike-sharing program is still in development. At Linus Bike it is our ultimate goal to see a world where environmentally conscious transportation, which will create a greener earth for all, is encouraged.”

The article confirms that the New York City bike-sharing program is being privately funded by Citigroup and MasterCard. In addition, Mayor Bloomberg is hopeful that the Citi Bike program will continue the ten year-long increase in cycling in the city.

Linus Bike is a bicycle manufacturer located in California that specializes in creating vintage style city bikes and commuter bikes. Not just a bicycle company, Linus Bike sells all types of accessories for the environmentally conscious and for those who have a fondness for European style bicycles and the great tradition of European cycling.

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