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More than 1M miles logged by NYC bike share users

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June 24, 2013 09:14 AM EST | AP


NEW YORK — Authorities say those people using New York City's new bike-sharing program have logged more than a million miles in less than a month.

City officials said this weekend that the miles are being racked up mostly by more than 100,000 people who have signed up for daily, weekly or annual rides.

They say the acceleration of use has resulted in 161,000 rides in the last week alone. More than 30,000 rides were recorded Friday.

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 or Brooklyn.