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New Sharrows Underway on Jersey City’s Old Bergen Road

September 29, 2013

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Great news! Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop has made good on the city’s pledge to begin implementing new bike facilities in September 2013. This weekend saw the first new bike markings: half-completed sharrows on Old Bergen Road. Jersey City residents may be unfamiliar with sharrows, as I think that, when completed, these will be the […]

The First Bike Lanes in Jersey City

September 24, 2013

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Bikas is fairly new to Jersey City. I spent a lot of time here in 2012, then moved here on January 1st 2013, so sometimes I get my Jersey City facts wrong. I thought that the bike lanes on Grove Street were Jersey City’s first and only bike lanes. The Grove Street lanes opened in […]

Swimming with Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop

September 18, 2013

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I had the pleasure of meeting Jersey City’s mayor Steven Fulop yesterday. I was in the locker room at Pershing Field Pool. I overheard someone talking with Fulop – a young person who was excited that he was talking with someone famous. I was glad that the mayor was talking with the youth, and that […]

Jersey City Approves One Million Dollars for Bike and Other Street Safety Infrastructure

September 12, 2013

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Last night, Wednesday September 11th 2013, on a unanimous 9-0 vote, the City Council of Jersey City approved funding for bicycle infrastructure. The ordinance (see below for full text) re-directs $1M in unspent capital bond dollars. These capital dollars now will be used for three purposes: Speed Bumps: “installation of speed humps …including milling …pavement […]

Bike Funding Vote at Jersey City City Council Tonight

September 10, 2013

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I admit I don’t know a lot about this, but I plan to attend tonight’s Jersey City City Council meeting – Wednesday September 11th at 6pm – where there will be a vote on funding for bicycle infrastructure improvements. The meeting takes place in council chambers at Jersey City City Hall – 280 Grove Street. […]