Share the road with bikes!

1/9/2009:

They’re starting to put up “Share the Road” signs around Hoboken.

Like this “super highway” (i.e., side street) on 9th Street between Bloomfield and Washington. From what I understood, however, there was a dispute a few weeks ago between a driver and a bike rider who was almost hit by the car.

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bradykp
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bradykp

i think down the road – it may take a while – but Hoboken is a prime city to have various bike rental stations. they are experimenting with this in D.C. copenhagen does it. you pay a deposit. and then when you return the bike at another station somewhere in the town – you get your deposit back. that way you can me one way trips or just be able to conveniently secure the bike while you go into the shops or restaurants. Hoboken is a prime setup for a program like that.

It would render taxis almost useless too and take some of the worst offenders – as far as vehicles go – off the road. but i know i’m dreaming if that actually happens while i live here. lol

dont-cha-know
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dont-cha-know

Well said Brady (and what more could possibly be said at this point?), but alas, most likely in vain. Apparently, there is no reasoning with this person. Makes one wonder if there’s any hope of people ever truly getting along with one another.

In the meantime, you and I and the many others who choose to ride here can remain secure that it is both a benign and laudable activity, and a good example to others, despite whatever hostility and intolerance we might be subject to from the “community”. And, perhaps counterintuitively, I believe the more of us that do it, the safer it will actually become. So don’t yield to the bastards! (Except, of course, where they might have the right-of-way.) 😈

bradykp
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bradykp
[quote comment=”127895″]Brady- yeah. There’s more on that here:virgin-vacations.com/site_vv/11-most-bike-friendly-cities.asp But biking is still not as popular here as walking, even running (also great methods of exercising)– no way. Hoboken’s population plus its too-narrow blocks make such an activity a not-so-good-idea. Maybe for kids biking is doable (since they have use of a number of parks as well as the waterfront). But not for big boys and girls like you ‘n me. If cycling were a great idea here, then I’d probably see tons of bikers on our streets. But I don’t, and I walk around here everyday. And unless you get all the street-parked cars out of the way to make room for bike-lanes (which is obviously not going to happen anytime soon), our town is not going to be one of those “safest/best cities for biking” that we read about in the ‘zines. Those signs have gone up because cyclists have, unfortunately, become hurt or tragically killed in this town. And the light that went up right around Newark, by the PATH? That light was needed by everybody (pedestrians and drivers included– not just cyclists). To push the issue further by making believe that we’re living in a bike-friendly town is not going to change the town we live in. I know “it’s not fair”, but so many things aren’t, and we should adjust to our reality. Only in that way are we going to better tolerate one another, because the ego-infused competitions for “my space” and “my recreational ‘rights'”… Read more »
mooshu
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mooshu

[quote comment=”127889″][quote comment=”127878″]My perspective should not go overlooked just because it makes you feel better, for it is realistic and it speaks volumes about the truth of the town we live in.[/quote]

No, your perspective should be overlooked for it’s self-centeredness/non-openmindedness, and, frankly, bizarreness. Not only do you “disapprove” of bike riding here, but you presume to decide for those who choose to ride that it’s not worth their while to do so? You’re really out there, man. And btw, lest you think it’s just me who thinks so, read all the other responses to your comments.[/quote]

Hope that you feel better about yourself.

mooshu
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mooshu

[quote comment=”127891″]You guys need to stop engaging moo moo. She’s a nut job. There is nothing to be gained it.[/quote]

Go get laid.

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