Citibike bike sharing blunder in Hoboken
Blockhead: Why didn’t Hoboken use Citibike?
New York City has Citibike bike sharing. Jersey City has Citibike bike sharing.
Would have made sense for Hoboken to also have Citibike bike sharing too, right?
Nope. Hoboken has that dopey “Nextbike.”
Residents from all around the area are begging Citibike to (at least) put some stations in Hoboken near the commuting hub downtown, which would allow many Jersey City residents easy access to the local businesses, etc. And since the biggest city in the country across the river has it – it would have been a logical convenience for many.
Here’s a promo video from citibike:
Thousands complain Citibike not in Hoboken
Many complaints rolling in, such as:
“This would allow Hoboken residents that have Citibike NY to participate in Citibike over in JC! Simply said, our bike share system is a disaster. Anything we can get on Citibike on this side of the hudson is welcomed!”
“It will provide connection between jersey city heights art district and path system. It will be heavily utilized. A lot of JC residents need to get to/from Hoboken Terminal. The nearest existing CitiBike station is at Newport Parkway, approximately 12-15 minute walk away.”
Why “mayor” don Zimmer chose Nextbike is short-sighted to say the least, and very suspicious (who got paid what?)
While we’re no fan of socialized transport, and think this is just a can of worms waiting to make a mess in the future, leave it up to Hoboken to pick the worst of the worst.