Bike racks installed on NJ Transit Buses

3/18/2011:

Ride even further with NJ Transit Bike Racks

NJ Transit has begun implementing Bike Rack installations on their buses.

A few Hoboken411 readers pointed this out – and some even said “doesn’t that defeat the purpose of riding your bike?”

Bike racks are good on buses for several reasons

However, 411 reader Brian shares some viable reasons why this is great.

  1. As a cyclist the one fear next to being hit by a car (which happened to me 6 months ago) is breaking down or getting caught in a down pour and not being able to get back home or close by. The bus with bike rack provides a solution.
  2. For bike commuters and those who use their bikes to get around town for shopping, to work etc. Having a bus with bike racks enables folks to go further away from home with their bikes so that they can ride elsewhere. As an example, my wife would live to ride at Liberty State park but will not ride there directly – too far for her plus the road traffic to get there. But if a bus could get her closer she would.

Overall, bus bike racks enable bike riders to travel further away from home without using a car.

Where will you take your bike now that you know NJ Transit offers this?

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10 Comments on "Bike racks installed on NJ Transit Buses"

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

This town is not Malaysilia/ Shanghai..or any cluttered aisan city..This is getting silly.
So many bikers have earphones on listening to mp3s.Can’t hear o coming traffic .Then we have moronic motorists driving while on cell phones that are oblivious to the bikers and pedestrians.Accicent waiting to happen .No as some dingbat said we don’t need a car in Hoboken..Try renting one of banjo eyes hertz cars to visit family down the shore.
Transit dont go all the way south..just to bayhead..btw busses go to the PA in NYC and then on to the shore.. and to laconia new hampshire as well where there is lots of park space. πŸ˜›

homeworld
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Wiskey, have to been to any other American city? Bicycles are an integral aspect of city life. [quote comment=”204684″]This town is not Malaysilia/ Shanghai..or any cluttered aisan city..This is getting silly.
So many bikers have earphones on listening to mp3s.Can’t hear o coming traffic .Then we have moronic motorists driving while on cell phones that are oblivious to the bikers and pedestrians.Accicent waiting to happen .No as some dingbat said we don’t need a car in Hoboken..Try renting one of banjo eyes hertz cars to visit family down the shore.
Transit dont go all the way south..just to bayhead..btw busses go to the PA in NYC and then on to the shore.. and to laconia new hampshire as well where there is lots of park space. [/quote]

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

Homeworld..Funny thought!!! imagine a family on vacation packing items and taking the children with them on a bicycle heading to the shore area or the Poconos??? Bikes may be an integral part of city life in your travels,but Hoboken is a different story.Prior to the Exidious to the hoboken promised land 25 years ago only kids rode bikes.. πŸ˜› [quote comment=”204710″]Wiskey, have to been to any other American city? Bicycles are an integral aspect of city life. [/quote]

animal_lover
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animal_lover

Your fear is well founded. Best to cycle on roads with few cars and trucks. Liberty Stae park is so close it would be crazy to take a bus. You can ride along the water most of the way[quote comment=”204722″]Homeworld..Funny thought!!! imagine a family on vacation packing items and taking the children with them on a bicycle heading to the shore area or the Poconos??? Bikes may be an integral part of city life in your travels,but Hoboken is a different story.Prior to the Exidious to the hoboken promised land 25 years ago only kids rode bikes..

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wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

This is not any other American City..It’s one large cluster f##k over a square mile and not a resort area or even safe to ride a bicycle…The integral aspect of city life does not pertain to a over crowded city with congested traffic..Untill I see bicycles on the new jersey parkway and turnpike then I may purchurse one.For the time being I rather have steal doors on both sides of my vehicle..It’s a matter of choice. πŸ˜† [quote comment=”204710″]Wiskey, have to been to any other American city? Bicycles are an integral aspect of city life. [/quote]

jonnyc
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jonnyc

As does DC!

homeworld
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Seattle has them, too.

escaped68
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I seen the racks on buses in las vegas and charlotte nc.

JimmyB
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JimmyB

I spend time in Orlando FL on business and the LYNX bus system has these racks on every bus. It allows people to ride the bike from home to the bus stop, take the bus to wherever they are headed, then ride the bike to the destination. Remember, not everybody lives a block away from the bus stop. Might make a difference in some of the suburbs here as well as people who want to get out of Hoboken to ride?

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