New York City's Citi Bike program launched yesterday, and one of the $825 rental bikes was stolen only minutes after arriving in the city.
Here's what the New York Post had to say of the theft, which happened Sunday night in Manhattan:
The pedal pilferer snatched the blue Citi Bike at around 6 p.m. in Kips Bay, and was able to ride off before workers noticed. The
crew had been busy placing a load of the $825 rental bicycles into a
rack at Second Avenue and 25th Street, and had not yet locked them in
place when the thief struck. Workers realized a bike was swiped only when a passer-by shouted out.
Crain's New York Business also reports there were "glitches galore" today. "Riders complained of problems docking their bikes, 20-minute customer service delays, and other technological snags as the program, which launched Memorial Day, got underway," the story reads.
Let's hope executives at Alta got some rest over the three-day weekend. It's shaping up to be a rough week.