NYC Bike-Share system: Will it be here by Christmas?

According to articles, we are supposed to be seeing in the city (about right now) a glimpse of a bike-share system they are trying to implement in Manhattan similar to those run throughout Paris and Barcelona.  I will keep my eyes peeled, but I haven’t noticed any new bike system thus far.  A full fledged system is supposed to be running as of April 2012.  Hopefully we’ll see it before Christmas and snowfall so we can actually use it.  As for my opinion on the topic:  I love to walk and the subway system rules this city, but I’m always up for an alternative. I like options.  After all, I am a New Yorker.

Here’s an article from the Time discussing the system.