More than 100K rides for NYC bike share in 10 days

NYC bike share program, nation's largest, gets more than 100K rides in just 10 days

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's new bike-sharing program has seen a surge in use just 10 days into existence — with more than 100,000 rides logged so far.

Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan says Wednesday more than 30,000 riders have signed up as annual members. She says the program has had more than 6,000 daily and weekly users, too.

The bike-sharing program is called Citi Bike after a $41 million sponsorship from Citibank.

An annual membership costs $95 and a day pass costs $9.95.

The program launched May 27 for annual members and June 2 for everyone else. It's made up of 6,000 bikes at 330 stations in Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn, though eventually officials hope to expand to 10,000 bikes and 600 docking stations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.

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