The Savvy Hoboken Cyclist

7/24/2008:

As many of us know, “transportation” is a big issue in Hoboken. Whether it be the mass-transit lines, such as the PATH, NJ Transit or NY Waterway Ferry, to more local modes of transport such as walking, biking or our infamous taxi cabs (and of course our parking woes).

With that being said, Juan Melli who started Bike Hoboken has this announcement about promoting bicycling education:

Savvy Cyclist Program

“Shortly after I started Bike Hoboken I was contacted by the folks at Bike New York. They’re a cycling education group that seeks to “promote and encourage bicycling and bicycle safety through education, public events, and collaboration with community and government organizations.”

They teamed up with Hudson TMA and they’re bringing their Savvy Cyclist program to Hoboken on Saturday, Aug 2nd from 9am-5pm at Stevens Institute. The class is free, but registration is required in advance.

This youtube video shows the type of things they teach at the class:

Check out the Bike Hoboken blog for more!

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11 Comments on "The Savvy Hoboken Cyclist"

plaintruthiness
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plaintruthiness

A reminder that it is not the council that enforces the traffic laws. It is the mayor’s top heavy, overtime, over-budget police force. Less donuts, car cruising and wheelie-walkers = possibly more rigorous enforcement.

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[quote comment=”95082″]They should also focus on pedestrians who break the law. I’m sure they’ll have the same mentality when using their bikes as they do when using their feet.[/quote]

In all fairness, as someone who biked in Manhattan for years, the same pedestrians who wouldn’t even think of walking in front of a car, bus or truck walk in front of bikers with no hesitation. I’m not saying you’re TOTALLY wrong, but …

dont-cha-know
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dont-cha-know

[quote comment=”95143″][quote comment=”95098″]I do agree with you, however, drivers nor pedestrians can see past the cars that block their views on the corner. As far as jaywalkers go… hire some crossing guards at the major intersections in town during the rush hours and enforce crossing the street at the appropriate time. Is everyone in a such a rush that they have to dodge traffic instead of patiently waiting for the light to change?[/quote]

We already have 40 crossing guards. How many more do we need? (and I think they should all be fired – we have a good 50 BOE workers in make work jobs that could be re-tasked as crossing gaurds before & after school)[/quote]

Talk about a good place to do some budget trimming. In addition to their salaries, they also get health insurance, for a part-time job.

dont-cha-know
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dont-cha-know

[quote comment=”95082″]They should also focus on pedestrians who break the law. I’m sure they’ll have the same mentality when using their bikes as they do when using their feet.[/quote]

When it comes to the streets, it might as well be the wild west here – every man for himself, claim your territory. Drivers generally don’t respect either the traffic laws (speed limits, stop signs, crosswalks), or pedestrians and bicyclists, so why should it be any different the other way around?

matt_72
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[quote comment=”95098″]I do agree with you, however, drivers nor pedestrians can see past the cars that block their views on the corner. As far as jaywalkers go… hire some crossing guards at the major intersections in town during the rush hours and enforce crossing the street at the appropriate time. Is everyone in a such a rush that they have to dodge traffic instead of patiently waiting for the light to change?[/quote]

We already have 40 crossing guards. How many more do we need? (and I think they should all be fired – we have a good 50 BOE workers in make work jobs that could be re-tasked as crossing gaurds before & after school)

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