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New York City launches bike share service

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Ten months behind schedule, New York City launched what aims to be one of the world's biggest bike share programs, following in the path already taken by Paris, Montreal, London and Barcelona. 

A rider takes a Citi Bike bicycle from a rental stand near Union Square as the bike share program is launched on May 27, 2013 in New York. About 333 stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn will have thousands of bicycles for rent.

New Yorkers will now be able to move around on the 6,000 blue "Citi Bikes" distributed among 333 stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn -- the first phase of a network that is supposed to grow to 10,000 bikes at 600 stations.

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