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Spike in tickets for bike riders

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

With the start of the Citi Bike Share program has come a spike in the number of tickets being issued for cycling violations.

The ticket blitz has been as high as 81 percent in Brooklyn and seven percent in Manhattan, according to the NYPD.

510 tickets were handed out in Brooklyn since the program was launched in late May. That's a rise from 282 tickets during the same period last year, said police.

Some of the most common violations are running red lights, riding on the sidewalk and riding in the wrong direction.

Fines can be as high as $200.

The rules are printed on the handle bar of the bicycles.

The Citi Bike bicycle share program is funded by Citibank and run by the city.

Annual membership for the Citi Bike share program is $95.

Weekly bike share passes are $25 with extra fees starting after 30 minutes.

For more information, visit CitiBikeNYC.com

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