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CDTA CDPHP Cycle Bike Share 2018 Season Maps by alloveralbany on Scribd

Here are the new bike share service area maps and hub locations

bike share rack Washington Park 2018-04-18

Washington Park is one of the bike hub location holdovers from last year, but this year it has double the number of spaces.

The new season for the bike share operated by CDTA -- CDPHP Cycle -- started in mid-April. And the for the second season, the transit org promised more bikes, more hubs, and a wider service area.

The details for that expansion are now out. CDTA has released maps for this season's hubs -- some already place, some still to come -- as well increased geographic boundaries for the system. The transit org says this season will include 350 bikes (versus 160 last year) and 80 hubs.

The expanded system areas in Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga Springs, and Troy are notable for a few reasons. 1) The relatively compact boundaries for the first season were a frequent complaint. 2) The new boundaries cover much of their respective cities, including more neighborhoods beyond the downtown cores. 3) The "out-of-system" fee for dropping a bike outside the boundary is $100.

See below for maps of the planned rack locations. The bike share's website has the racks that are currently in place (along with counts of how many bikes are available at each location). There's also a mobile app with this info.

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The maps of the new service areas and rack locations are at the top in large format -- click or scroll all the way up.

Earlier

+ The new season of the CDPHP Cycle bike share has started up

+ What's next for the CDPHP Cycle bike share

CDPHP advertises on AOA.

Comments

YAY!

As far as the boundaries are concerned, I was always confused about whether you could ride a bike from Troy to Albany, then leave that bike in an Albany dock. I'm assuming no?

My understanding is that there's no penalty as long as the bike ends up within the boundaries of any allowed area in the overall system. I rode from Albany to Troy last year and didn't get hit with any extra charges. An important caveat worth clarifying is whether "out of area" fees apply if you temporarily lock up the bike between the two cities during a pit stop. I was under the impression that any time the bike is locked, the "trip" is ended, and that ending a trip outside the boundaries will subject you to the fee.

@matt and Matt: It looks you can stop between areas without getting the out-of-system-area charge by "holding" the bike: "To avoid significant charges, don't end your rental outside the system area. Instead, use the ‘Hold’ feature before locking it to a rack if you need to make a stop. This will keep the bike rented under your account (usage charges apply). A continuous trip that goes beyond the system area but ends back at a hub will not result in an out-of-system fee as long as the rental wasn't ended along the way. "

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