More Places to Park Your Bike
City Hall finally listens: More Bike Racks to be installed
The lack of bike racks throughout Hoboken has frequently come up here on Hoboken411 – including this update 10 months ago.
36 new bike racks will be installed at various areas throughout the Mile Square, adding about 200 additional spots. While this is great – there are still not quite enough down by the PATH station. However, bar areas of First Street will now have many spots to lock your wheels when you decide to “drink and bike.”
Hoboken may be trying to become more “bicycle friendly” – but one thing that’s been lacking for years, is ample spots to park your eco-friendly self-powered vehicle.
Harassed by HPU employee
“So, what’s the story on bicycle parking regulations? Yesterday, as I attempted to lock my bike to a parking meter at 515 Washington St., I was “advised” by the meter maid that it’s not allowed. Of course, I asked for the ordinance. Of course, she didn’t know (what else is new?) Rather than create a scene and/or ruin my day, I moved my bike elsewhere. Do you know who or where I can get the real information?”
I briefly checked city code online – and unless I was getting sleepy, I didn’t see any ordinance specifically related to bicycle parking & locking. (I checked chapter 168).
Put bike racks everywhere!
One thing – in order to encourage residents to ride their bikes (especially for commuting) – many more bike racks need to be installed downtown at the PATH Station / Lackwanna Plaza – as well as the ferry terminal uptown. Folks just find anything secure to lock their bike these days. Additionally, if there is some kind of problem with parking bikes on the sidewalk – then many more racks should be placed along all commercial areas in town. Maybe six per block (three per side)?
Painting bike lanes on a few back streets covers only one small aspect of making Hoboken a truly bike-friendly city.