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CDPHP Cycle! Finishes Inaugural Season Strong

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CDPHP Cycle! Finishes Inaugural Season Strong

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CDPHP president and CEO Dr. John Bennett, CDTA CEO Carm Basile, CDTA Board Chair David Stackrow, NYS Assemblymember John McDonald, Rensselaer County Board Member Joe Spairana, Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen Jimino, City of Troy Commissioner of Planning and Economic Development Steve Strichman, and Rensselaer County Chamber President Manley

ALBANY, N.Y. – November 29, 2017 – The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) and CDPHP wrapped up the inaugural CDPHP Cycle! riding season with more than 11,000 trips taken and nearly 2,500 members in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and Saratoga Springs.

“The first season of CDPHP Cycle! has exceeded our expectations,” said John D. Bennett, MD, president and CEO of CDPHP. “But more than that, it has given our community a healthier way of commuting while lessening the impact of pollutants on the environment. Simply put, mobility is life, and the fact that we’ve introduced yet another way to get and keep people moving furthers the mission and vision of CDPHP.”

“We are excited to close the inaugural riding season with such outstanding engagement from the community,” said CDTA Board Chairman David M. Stackrow. “Bringing a deep and wide menu of mobility options to the region, all under one umbrella, is what our vision has been from the beginning. We are excited to be back bigger and bolder for season two.”

 CDPHP Cycle! Final Stats

  • 2,467 all-time members
  • 11,418 trips
  • 1,075,090 calories burned
  • 23,701 pounds of carbon reduced (compared to driving)
  • 26,877 miles ridden

Trips in Albany were primarily used to commute, while in Saratoga Springs, users rented the bikes mainly for recreational purposes. In Albany, Hudson River Parkway – Corning Preserve is the busiest hub; Saratoga Spa State Park is the top hub in Saratoga Springs; Proctors Theatre (Jay and State Streets) is the most popular location in Schenectady; and the corner of Hill Street and Liberty Street, adjacent to Prospect Park, is the top hub in the Collar City.

CDPHP Cycle! will resume on April 1, 2018, with 160 more bikes in circulation and additional bike stations. For more information, including rental fees, rack locations, and more, visit www.cdphpcycle.com.

 

About CDPHP®
Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician-founded, member-focused and community-based not-for-profit health plan that offers high-quality affordable health insurance plans to members in 24 counties throughout New York. CDPHP is also on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram.

About CDTA
The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) was created in 1970 by the New York State Legislature as a public benefit corporation to provide regional transportation services by rail, bus, water and air. CDTA is the premier mobility provider in the Capital Region, providing local, express, commuter, bus rapid transit, and bike-share services. CDTA owns and operates the Rensselaer Rail and Saratoga Springs Train Stations. Today, nearly 700 people work to deliver a transit system that transports 60,000 customers each weekday. CDTA was recognized as the 2017 Best Mid-Sized System in North America by the American Public Transportation Association.

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