NYC bike share is wildly popular, 1M miles logged in just a few weeks

NYC bike share is wildly popular, 1M miles logged in just a few weeks
Cars and pedestrians pass bicycles available as part of the Citi Bike sharing program Wednesday, June 5, 2013, in New York. The new bike-sharing program has seen a surge in use just 10 days into existence - with more than 100,000 rides logged so far. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say those people using New York City's new bike-sharing program have logged more than a million miles in less than a month.

City officials said this weekend that the miles are being racked up mostly by more than 100,000 people who have signed up for daily, weekly or annual rides.

They say the acceleration of use has resulted in 161,000 rides in the last week alone. More than 30,000 rides were recorded Friday.

The bike-sharing program is called Citi Bike after a $41 million sponsorship from Citibank. An annual membership costs $95 and a day pass costs $9.95.

The program launched May 27 for annual members and June 2 for everyone else. It's made up of 6,000 bikes at 330 stations in Manhattan and parts or Brooklyn.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.