National Bike to Work Week

5/17/2010:

National Bike to Work Week starts today

This week, The League of American Cyclists is sponsoring the National Bike to Work Week across the nation – in an effort to increase awareness about the benefits of this mode of transportation.

On their website, the group has loads of information about safe biking, and ranks cities and states who receive recognition as a “Bicycle Friendly Community” or State.

So far, New Jersey has zero “BFC’s,” although Montclair, NJ recently received an honorable mention. They indicate that NJ doesn’t qualify because the safe passing distance law in inadequate.

Our big sister city, Jersey City – has bike-related events planned all week, including several bicycle workshops with helpful safety tips and more.

While this is a dandy distraction to keep some of us occupied in today’s world – it’s far from the most important priority on the list. Lowering taxes, running a transparent, honest government, and eradicating flooding around here far supersede events like this.

Bike 101 – The Savvy Cyclist Workshop on June 12th

I still believe that all bike riders should be in full possession of “common sense” before traversing any city streets – and many people will still be moronic no matter what you try teach them.

However, The Hudson Transportation Management Association is sponsoring a “Savvy Cyclist” workshop in Hoboken on Saturday, June 12th – at the Multi-Service Center (2nd & Grand from 9am-5pm).

“Improve your biking skills, gain confidence in traffic and learn how to fix a flat tire and maintain your bike!”

Registration is required for this event. Go to www.bikenewyork.org – or call 212-932-BIKE x159.

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13 Comments on "National Bike to Work Week"

homeworld
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Here’s some photos of the Jersey City event this weekend. http://rhodyram.tumblr.com/

animal_lover
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animal_lover

It would be a great service to the community to have one street, preferably Frank Sinatra closed to traffic for a period for transportation/recreation. That time frame could be just a four hour stretch on a sunday for starters.

krewedetat
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krewedetat

If memory serves, the city used to do that about 10 years ago. Sinatra Drive was closed from 4th Street to 11th Street. It would be nice to bring it back. [quote comment=”192681″]It would be a great service to the community to have one street, preferably Frank Sinatra closed to traffic for a period for transportation/recreation. That time frame could be just a four hour stretch on a sunday for starters.[/quote]

john14
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john14

Enjoying your bike lanes today Hoboken? :mrgreen:

hobposer
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hobposer

On May 22nd it should be “Do not double park day”. Just a Hoboken thing, forget the rest of the country

mooshu
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mooshu

Well, you’re a dreamer. But you’re not the only one :).

Effing 12th/Washington street was cluttered with four double-parked vehicles, earlier, which made drivers take turns heading north or south. It was pathetic, not to mention dangerous.

I’d have issued tickets to each of those cars.[quote comment=”192393″]On May 22nd it should be “Do not double park day”. Just a Hoboken thing, forget the rest of the country[/quote]

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