Survey: Hoboken Waterfront Path
Hoboken411 reader Brian is an avid city-cyclist in town – and has reached a tipping point about several bike-related issues. See his story – and take the survey below.
Hoboken isn’t as bike friendly as you’d think
“Like many Hobokenites, I travel to and from the Path station by bike each day and find riding along the waterfront paved section of pathway a daily challenge and an accident waiting to happen. Our city planners never put on their thinking caps when they planned the paved path and the cobble stone areas closest to the river. Currently there are fading minuscule bike paint markers on the paved path and conflicting “yield to pedestrian” signage at three intersecting ramp ways from Sinatra Drive at 1st , 2nd & 3rd streets.
Based on the level of reader participation recently in the piece about Hoboken’s new bike lanes which I jumped onto and introduced concerns along the waterfront pathway as well as the problem with retractable dog leashes.
Not a day goes buy unfortunately that I feel as if I am in a mine field on that Pathway! How many workers come off the Path or NJ Transit in the a.m. and drift up the path towards the buildings along the waterfront; yet they walk with headphones and eyes looking down and many of these zombie workers walk across the full width of the path. My bike bell seems to have no interest to them, other then some stupid half witted comment such as I heard this morning (something about faggot on his bike). Do I try a whistle instead, would that get them to react. Quality of life and safety for all.
So, to help us perhaps gain awareness along the waterfront paths perhaps we could ask your readers what they would do and maybe structure in 2 parts:
The point is that we need to gain awareness and try to figure how best to avoid accidents. I would love to take these results to both city hall and the council meetings before someone gets seriously hurt.