NYC Bike Share Set for Aug. Launch

(BBC) Estimated to start in early August, New York City will unveil its first public bike scheme, Citi Bike, medalled as the largest in North America.

The initial rollout will consist of 7,000 bicycles and 420 stations, peppered throughout the lower half of Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn and Queens; the program will be expanded in the spring of 2013 to reach 10,000 bikes and 600 docking stations in total.