By: Ganlin Huang, MCRP candidate
This month Jersey City announced its much-anticipated launch of its bicycle share program, Citi Bike Jersey City. Slated to open in September, Citi Bike Jersey City will be interoperable with New York City’s Citi Bike share: only one membership is required to use both systems. Both programs will have the same fee structure, with riders having the option of a 24-hour pass, a 7-day pass or an annual membership. Jersey City will get 350 bikes and 35 stations by this September.
To build a durable bicycling community, bicycle share and Complete Streets are both important elements of success to Jersey City. Bike station density have a positive impact on ridership, while other infrastructure, such as Complete Streets bicycle lane network, provides bicyclists a safe environment. You can find more information about the relationship between bike share and Complete Streets here in our blog.