The project has been discussed at length for a long time and finally residents and visitors to the Capital Region will be able to have an alternative to get around in the 518. Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) and the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) have teamed up to bring ride sharing to the Capital Region in a whole new way. They have unveiled the areas first bike sharing program known as CDPHP Cycle. The bicycles will be available from 38 locations in the areas four largest cities.

Late last year, it was announced that the CDTA had signed a two year deal with bike sharing company, Social Cycles. It would allow stations to swap out bikes throughout major hubs in the Capital Region.

Beginning now, visitors and residents in Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga Springs and Troy can rent one of one hundred sixty bikes from a network being run by the CDTA.

The program will run until late November/early December and then bikes will be stored and fixed during the winter months for next season.

For a list of locations for the CDPHP Cycle, click HERE.