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NYC Bikeshare Program Popular Right Away
June 11, 2013

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New York's Citi Bike program is off to a hot start, with 160,000 rides taken in the first 10 days.

The program, introduced in late May, features 6,000 rentable bicycles at 300 bike docks in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The program will eventually expand into Queens, with the bike stock expected to double.

An annual pass costs $95. A weekly pass costs $25, and a 24-hour pass is $9.95. All purchases must be made by credit card.Annual members get keys that fit into locked bike docks. Weekly and daily users are issued keypad codes to unlock the bike docks.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a proponent of the program, hailed its launch, as part of a general health and exercise campaign he has been pushing. Other parts of this program include several high-profile attempts to help alter people's diets, such as a plan to make school lunch menus more healthful and to limit the size of sugary drinks.

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