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Rahm defends bike-sharing delay

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Gabe Klein, commissioner of transportation, points to a bike lane while the mayor and Alderman Ariel Reboyras, 30rd Ward, watch passing bikers. At Malcolm X College, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces the building of more than 30 miles of bicycle lanes in neighborhoods across Chicago this year. | Richard A. Chapman~Sun-Times

Chicagoans will have to wait until next spring to rent 3,000 bicycles from 300 stations because the city is determined to "do it right," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday.

"I'm not disappointed. We want to do it right. It's about planning and doing things in the right way and the correct way."

The Chicago Sun-Times reported earlier this week that Emanuel's plan to make Chicago the nation's most bike-friendly city had hit a pothole with the delay until next spring of a bike sharing program that was supposed debut this summer.