Hit-and-Run Makes Clear the Need For Making Fletcher Drive Safe

December 30, 2016


Northeast L.A.’s Fletcher Drive recently received some handsome new road diet bike lanes. Unfortunately, they only extend as far south as (almost to) San Fernando Road. Two days ago, LAPD reported a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a 19-year-old pedestrian at Fletcher and La Clede Avenue – just two blocks south of the recent improvements. […]

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Jersey City Bicycling Wrap-Up

February 12, 2014


In just a couple days, I am moving to Los Angeles to write for L.A. Streetsblog. I don’t expect to be posting much here at Bikas… but you can read my stuff at L.A. Streetsblog. I have a few last things to post about Jersey City. JC has been a great place to live, and […]

Posted in: bike lane, bike_path

Some Thoughts on the Chris Christie Bridge Scandal

January 16, 2014


It’s only very tangentially related to bicycling… but I wanted to write down a few thoughts on the Chris Christie “Bridgegate” scandal. New Jersey’s Republican Governor Chris Christie, in apparent retaliation against local democrats, was responsible for closing lanes onto the George Washington Bridge, which connects the state of NJ with Manhattan. This is the […]

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Jersey City bike share RFP – Responses Due January 31 2014

January 15, 2014


Jersey City, Hoboken and Weehawken have partnered to implement a three-municipality bike share system, similar to NYC’s Citibike. The joint RFP is available online here. The deadline for submissions is January 31st 2014; the specified launch date for the system is Summer 2014. The RFP includes this description of Jersey City: Jersey City, New Jersey’s […]

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Bike Share Proposal at JC Council Tomorrow

December 17, 2013


With the huge visibility and success of NYC’s CitiBike, there’s a great deal of interest in bringing bike share to the west bank of the Hudson River. At tomorrow’s meeting, Jersey City’s City Council will vote on a resolution to lay the groundwork for local bike share. Cyclists are encouraged to attend the council meeting […]

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Council Approves Contract for Jersey City Bikeway Implementation

December 3, 2013


Apologies for not getting to this sooner – between family duties and holidays and a cold, I didn’t get around to reporting on the status of the November 15th Jersey City City Council bikeway vote – announced earlier here. I attended the council meeting, which ran long due to extended testimony regarding Journal Square redevelopment. […]

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NJ Transit to Open 2nd Street Bike-Walk Path by End of 2013

November 12, 2013


I was happy to read that NJ Transit announced that the 2nd Street Station bike-path, which Bikas wrote about earlier here, will be open to the public very soon. NJ.com has an article, dated November 11th 2013, entitled One year late, $4M walkway linking Hoboken and Jersey City nearing completion. It reads in part: The Hudson Bergen Light […]

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