Over 5,000 register for NYC bike sharing program

Over 5,000 register for NYC bike sharing program

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NEW YORK (AP) - New York City's Department of Transportation says more than 5,000 people have registered this week for a bike-sharing program that launches in May.

The first 5,000 people to sign up are considered "founding members." But annual memberships are still available.

Members can use 1 of 6,000 bikes from 330 stations in Midtown, Lower Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn, then return it to a different station. Annual memberships cost $95. Riders can use bikes for up to 45 minutes without an extra charge.

For more information, visit CitiBikeNYC.com

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