You’ve waited through delays, vandalism, public meetings and irresponsible rumormongering, and the whole time, we haven’t known when Citibike was starting up. Well now we finally do, thanks to a tweet from the Department of Transportation: as previously speculated, the launch date will on Memorial Day, May 27.
That’s the good news. The bad news? Well, the asterisk anyway, is that per a DOT press release, annual members will have a week to start using it before people with weekly, daily and monthly memberships can use it. There’s still time to sign up for a membership though, with the price for one topping out at $95. So it’s time to figure out whether being FIRST! on one of the bikes is worth a Franklin. Hey, we won’t tell you whether it is one way or the other, that’s between you and your god.