The Baltimore Bike Share program has been temporarily suspended to address repairs and thefts.
The Baltimore Sun reports the $2.36 million bike-share program has experienced a high rate of theft, causing a delay in a planned expansion. In an effort to combat theft, the program will retrofit its bike docks with advanced steel component.
The program started out with 200 bikes and 20 stations conveniently located to ensure easy accessibility. The temporary shut down will also allow for much needed maintenance to the bikes and bike docks.
Service will be suspended on Sunday and is expected to reopen on October 15.