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Launch of 2018 bike-share program delayed

July 13, 2018 -

The City of Kingston has been informed by Dropbike Inc., the provider of Kingston's bike-share program, that the launch of this year's bike-share program will be delayed until mid to late September. The delay is due to a manufacturer's recall of some components on bikes destined for Kingston's bike-share program. 

"Of course we are disappointed with the delay of the program launch, but understand that the safety and functionality of Dropbike's bicycles must take priority," says Paul MacLatchy, the City's environment director.

Following a successful and popular bike-share pilot program in 2017, City Council approved the selection of Dropbike Inc. to provide a larger scale program in Kingston in 2018 through 2021. The Dropbike bike-share program is planning to provide over 50 locations where bikes may be rented for short term use, called havens. The orange and white Dropbikes can be rented for a small fee through the use of Dropbike's mobile app and can be returned to any haven location.

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Media contact: For more information call the communications and customer experience department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.