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Good News: Jersey City Bike Lanes Coming Starting September 2013

August 25, 2013

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I am happy that Mayor Fulop’s administration has pledged to implement the Jersey City’s bikeway plan starting in September 2013. Streetsblog broke the story on August 15th in an article entitled Jersey City’s Missing Bike Lanes Will Be Striped This Fall, City Promises. The article refereces Bikas’ earlier pieces regarding repaving proceeding without planned bike facilities.  […]

More Jersey City Street Repaving, Still No Bike Facility Implementation

August 14, 2013

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Bikas is continuing our series examining Jersey City’s bicycle facility plan. I recently finished bicycling each of the streets designated to receive bike lanes or sharrows during re-surfacing in summer 2013, and confirmed that, though most of the streets have already been re-surfaced, none of the new bicycle facilities have been implemented yet. First, a […]

Snapshots from NYC’s Summer Streets

August 13, 2013

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Last weekend I enjoyed a visit to New York City’s Summer Streets – an excellent car-free street festival. It’s very similar to CicLAvia, Los Angeles’ ciclovia festival, which Bikas’ editor-in-chief Joe Linton had a hand in bringing to life. I am going to share some photographs I took that can maybe give readers a sense […]

Jersey City Repaves Bikeway Streets But Fails to Implement Approved Bike Facilities

August 8, 2013

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It looks like Jersey City is backing off of its commitment to a handful of new bike lanes that were due to be implemented starting June 2013. When I wrote to new Jersey City Mayor Fulop in July 2013, I had thought that new bike lanes were probably just delayed. I live in downtown Jersey […]

Even Coke is Bikewashing These Days

August 7, 2013

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In an earlier post, I mentioned the way that advertisers are using bikes to sell other non-bike products. Elly Blue at Taking the Lane calls this “bikewashing.” Though it can be a bit irritating sometimes (to me, especially when bikes are used to sell cars), it’s actually probably a good thing. It indicates bicycling has positive […]