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Bike-sharing program coming to Albany area

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- An automated bicycle-sharing system will be getting a test run in the Albany area starting next month.

The Daily Gazette of Schenectady reports that the Capital District Transportation Committee will launch a pilot program in Schenectady in July, followed by Troy, Saratoga Springs and Albany.

The bike-sharing program will spend a week in each city and will allow registered riders to grab one of 25 bicycles at kiosks. Committee officials say they'll use the weeklong stints to gauge regional interest in the program, which is being run by Buffalo BikeShare.

The company has operated a similar program in the Buffalo area for two years.

New York City's bike-sharing system started in May 2013 and is now the largest automated bike share program in the nation.
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Information from: The Daily Gazette, http://www.dailygazette.com/
 
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