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Bike Share Program Coming to Brooklyn



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    WASHINGTON - AUGUST 26: Shared bikes are parked at a SmartBike station August 26, 2008 in Washington, DC. SmartBike DC was launched last month and is modeled after similar programs in Europe and is the first bike-sharing program in the United States. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

    A bike share program is in the works for downtown Brooklyn.

    The Boerum Hill Traffic Task Force met Tuesday night and announced that it will soon be requesting proposals for a vendor to run a bike share program, which allows riders to rent and return a bike at a series of pickup points.  The first program will operate around downtown Brooklyn and could expand to other parts of Kings County in the future.

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