Hoboken Bike Rack Snobs
Mind your own bike, not others!
One Hoboken411 reader, who rides their bike to the PATH every morning, found this note attached to their bike after work yesterday:
“I use a Kryponite “New York” lock to secure my bike. It’s compact and easy to carry, and since I have a quick release front wheel, I need to lock both the wheel and the frame to the bike racks. There were many others locked up in similar fashion that had the same stupid note attached.
Maybe tomorrow I’ll lock my bike up the long way, and take up the whole damn rack and see if this “bike monitor” has a note for that. Better yet, perhaps they should leave notes on the barricades they use to corral all the fatties in front of Carlo’s Bakery requesting that they get converted into bike racks instead.
It’s my bike and my lock, and I’ll continue locking it to the rack the way I see fit. Don’t touch my bike again, and better yet, don’t let me catch you doing it again, or you’ll be sorry! Here’s my suggestion for you: Get to the PATH earlier!“
Not sure who’s meddling with other people’s bikes (and if it’s city hall – yet another Hoboken embarrassment). But instead of telling residents how to be “proper” at the bike racks, the city should keep putting more in until the last rack is half empty at peak time. Then again, since they can’t even open up a simple swimming pool before summertime – don’t count on it. I’d hate to eat dinner with this person, you’d probably get scolded for how you hold your fork.