Bike-share program garners major sponsor

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Gazette staff report

ALBANY — CDPHP and CDTA announced on March 20 that they have joined forces to launch the Capital Region’s first bike-share program.

CDPHP Cycle! will premiere in Albany, Schenectady, Troy and Saratoga Springs this summer, offering an alternative mode of transportation to people in those cities.

“For more than 30 years, CDPHP has been committed to improving the well-being of the communities we serve,” said CDPHP President and CEO John D. Bennett, in a prepared statement. “Today, we are furthering that commitment with the launch of CDPHP Cycle!, an exciting new project that offers our community a healthy new way to get around town.”

“We are excited to partner with CDPHP and welcome them as the title sponsor of our regional bike-share program,” said CDTA Board Chairman David M. Stackrow, in a prepared statement. “CDPHP Cycle! is not only an investment in our community, but an investment in the health and well-being of the people who live and work here.”

The program will provide 160 bikes distributed among approximately 20 bike stations, the exact locations of which will be announced at a later date.