Bike Sharing Program Delayed Two Weeks

Company needs more time to test system

By Marcus Riley
|  Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013  |  Updated 3:54 PM CDT
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Chicago's much-anticipated bike sharing program will have to wait a couple more weeks get on the road.

Divvy, the company behind the program, announced that Thursday's scheduled launch has been pushed back to June 28.

According to a post on Divvy's Tumblr feed, the company wants to make sure there's enough time to test the system. The first docking stations will be installed starting Thursday at Daley Plaza.

Seventy-five docking stations will be fully operational when the system launches later this month.

Docking stations will be concentrated near the Loop and located near transportation centers such as Union Station, Ogilvie Transportation Center, and CTA stations along with other high-traffic areas.

An annual membership for unlimited access to the bikes is $75 a year, or $7 for a 24-hour pass. The bikes are good for unlimited 30 minute trips, with overage fees tacked on for additional time.

Three-hundred docking stations will be in place later this summer with a goal of expanding to 400 next year.

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