The City of Kingston has announced that the launch of this year’s bike-share program will be delayed until mid to late September.
In a release, the City said it had been informed by Dropbike Inc, the provider of Kingston’s bike-share program, that the delay is due to a manufacturer’s recall of some components on the bikes to be used in Kingston.
“Of course we are disappointed with the delay of the program launch,” said Paul MacLatchy, the City’s environment director, in that release. “But (we) understand that the safety and functionality of Dropbike’s bicycles must take priority.”
City Council previously approved the selection of Dropbike Inc. to provide a larger scale program in Kingston for 2018 through to 2021, following a successful pilot program in the central part of the city last year.
The bike-share program simply requires users to download an app to unlock the bicycle closest to them – out of approximately 50 locations to be set up around Kingston – then check it back in at one of those same locations when they’ve finish their ride.
Be sure to follow City of Kingston on Twitter for any future updates to the bike-share program.
Photo: Dropbike video screencap