JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Jersey City is making it easier to get around town on two wheels.

Officials on Monday will announce the start of the bike-sharing program Citi Bike Jersey City. Some 350 bikes will be available at 35 stations and will operate in tandem with New York’s Citi Bike program.

“We’re going to be the first of this size integrating with New York City seamlessly,” Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop told WCBS 880’s Levon Putney. “It’s going to be another mode of transportation for our residents.”

Citi Bike Jersey City will cost $149 for an annual membership. Members will receive unlimited use of a bike for up to 45 minutes. Daily and weekly members also are available.

Jersey City has added 25 miles of new bike lanes in the city.

Fulop reminded bikers to follow traffic laws and be careful.

“I think at the end of the day, common sense rules, you know?” he said. “If you see a car coming, the car’s bigger than the biker, so you probably want to let the car have the right-of-way ultimately.”

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