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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 […]

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. […]

The First Bike Lanes in Jersey City

September 24, 2013


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


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 […]

Bike Funding Vote at Jersey City City Council Tonight

September 10, 2013


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. […]

Good News: Jersey City Bike Lanes Coming Starting September 2013

August 25, 2013


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.¬†

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

August 8, 2013


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 […]