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They’re Here – BikeShare Arrives

CDPHP Cycle! BikeShare officially started on 7/27/17 in the four pilot cities. In the first two weeks, 750 signed up for membership with 82 of them being “Founding Members” (90 minutes ride time each day). By 8/7, riders completed around 1,500 trips.

Bike Share MAP 7-7-17

Find your CDPHP Cycle! BikeShare bicycle here

 

 

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One keypad to rule them all, one keypad to find them, one keypad to bring them all …

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Plenty of room for lunch

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No stealing these parts!

The bell

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Follow the instructions

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Lock it up

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A happy rider returns to the hub

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See your ride?

 

Find out more at the CDPHP Cycle! BikeShare site.  Learn how easy it is to become part of the success of BikeShare in the Capital Region. Even if you are not likely to be a BikeShare user, you will be ready to guide your friends, family, and clients – and even visitors to our area.

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CDPHP Cycle!

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Finally! Bike Share Live in NYC!

After Sandy wiped out much of the equipment and with much complaining about the placement of the pick-up/drop-off stations, New York City’s bicycle share is off to a good start with thousands already signed up. Initially, there are to be 10,000 bicycle and 600 stations located in Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn.

Every cyclist’s heroine, Janette Sadik-Khan, transportation commissioner, stated for the NY Times, “We have the A train, and we have yellow cabs, and we have the Staten Island Ferry, and today, Citi Bike joins the ranks of the transportation icon family in New York City” (see the article for some good photos of Day #1).

NYC’s program is easily the largest in the country and undoubtedly will enhance the city’s chances of moving up in the bicycle friendly community standings. It is currently designated by the League of American Bicyclists as “silver” (with “gold” and platinum” as next steps). While Albany is in the “honorable mention” bicycle friendly community category (and there may be others in the state at this level), the only other city in NYS in the official list is Rochester.

If you haven’t heard enough already, check out the “commuter challenge” conducted by the NY Times on Monday.

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