Jersey City’s Bike Share Kicks Off in September

Map of planned stations via CitiBike.

Map of planned stations via CitiBike.

Mozes Zarate at The Wall Street Journal reports on the launch of JC’s bike-share program.

Jersey City’s bike-share system plans to launch in mid-September as an expansion of Citi Bike, with 350 bikes and 35 stations available to members on both sides of the Hudson River, officials said Tuesday.

The new system will work in tandem with the bike-share network in New York City, according to officials from Jersey City and Motivate, the organization that manages Citi Bike and other bike-share programs around the country.

For an annual membership of $149, users will be able to use bicycles in both cities for individual bike trips up to 45 minutes, and longer for an additional fee.

“It’s going to be something we integrate from a business and tourism standpoint,” Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said in an interview. The city says that over the past two years it has added 22 miles of bike lanes.

Motivate will soon release a map of the confirmed bike stations and more are planned to come online in the spring.

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