Bike lanes are a top Hoboken priority

Bike lane paint – necessary or misdirected priority in Hoboken?

Recently, some uptown back-roads (out of the 37 linear miles of streets) in Hoboken we “resurfaced.” What does that mean to you?

Well, for one instance – this stretch of land on Clinton St. between 15th & 16th Streets, not much – since it’s one of the LEAST traveled roads in town.

However, the city felt the need to spend taxpayer dollars on sophisticated bike lane markings on this hardly used piece of pavement. In fact, the last time I saw a “biker” on this road – I believe it was a circus midget riding a tricycle …

Either way – this just shows you that the city ignores the horrible potholes everywhere in Hoboken, but would rather waste your money on this stuff rather than take care of items that have a MUCH HIGHER PRIORITY TO VOTERS!

Bike racks coming just in time for winter!

Speaking of these bike lanes, we will all be blessed with about 25 new bike racks coming to the PATH station. They’ll be installed near the taxi-stand before the end of the year. That, along with about four-dozen new “hitches” that will be implemented on the poles that used to be parking meters (city-wide).

Every resident I spoke with said they had NO problem securing their bikes to trees or whatever poles or signs that exist already – as they have been in the past. This apparently is a giant waste of money, and more notches in the belt of faux environmental “goodness” for overpaid city officials. You, the taxpayer wonder why your bills are still sky high? Wonder no more.

Hoboken residents not buying into all of it

Below are some actual statements from local residents regarding transportation issues in Hoboken. Take them for what they’re worth…

  • My car was towed but I parked in a legal spot and have pics to prove it. I also have resident sticker. Help!
  • This is this a joke! I almost get hit by a car on a daily basis- as I walk everywhere in this town. These streets are dangerous!
  • Who cares? They shaft food trucks, and only support those that donate money to them. Do they forget they work for the public?

Have a nice day!

10 Responses

  1. roberta says:

    Sure, they might be useful but it’s insulting that other more important problems get swept under the rug. Ever drive down washington street? Ouch!

  2. LobstaGirl says:

    What a waste of money……funny, they can paint these lines but they can’t paint the yellow lines on the corners of all the streets correctly. Having a bike lane up there is like the cerebral cortex of today’s society – nobody will use it.

    • wiskeytango1 says:

      😀 lobster girl..by now can’t you read the score? This is not mayberry NH or Malaysia ..Half the shims ride out of the bike lanes and some on sidewalks yet you stand to recieve a summons for double pkg across the bike lanes..Some dips have their kids in the back seat of the bike..If you voted for the queen ,you got what you wished for.SHANGHAI
      IN HOBOKEN…It is what it is..must deal with it.Its not so much the cerebral cortex of todays society ,rather than corn/ball country ideas in a clusterf###k city of 55,000. 😛 [quote comment=”212813″]What a waste of money……funny, they can paint these lines but they can’t paint the yellow lines on the corners of all the streets correctly. Having a bike lane up there is like the cerebral cortex of today’s society – nobody will use it.[/quote]

  3. klaatu says:

    I think it’s a good idea to make the streets narrower to decrease vehicle speeds, which is what these bike lanes do by decreasing the width of the travel lane…. However, eliminating diagonal parking on the southern end of Hudson Street has widened that street. So why try to make some streets narrower but not others?

    As for bike racks on the old parking meter poles, as least they won’t be as unsightly and people can stop complaining that they’re a danger.

    I think the plan to have the State lower the Hoboken speed limit from 25 to 20mph is silly and won’t actually accomplish anything, though.

  4. screen name says:

    I find them useful! Much more comfortable to get around than on the unmarked roads.

    • bradski says:

      You have trouble navigating straight roads unless there’s paint on them? Do you also need an instruction manual to breathe? I’m afraid it’s very true when they say Americans are getting dumber by the second.[quote comment=”212822″]I find them useful! Much more comfortable to get around than on the unmarked roads.[/quote]

      • wiskeytango1 says:

        bradski ..Guess he she could use a GPS to attach on her his handlebars..Good Christmas gift from Santa.[quote comment=”212824″]You have trouble navigating straight roads unless there’s paint on them? Do you also need an instruction manual to breathe? I’m afraid it’s very true when they say Americans are getting dumber by the second.[/quote]

      • Knightc3 says:

        There is no question the potholes are terrible all over town, and the city should do a better job filling them promptly. You would think with all the new revenue that must be coming in to city hall from scamming residents with questionable parking tickets, they could fill the potholes while also repaving roads.
        It just seems like bike lanes are getting blamed when in fact they are cheap, easy improvements that make Hoboken a better place to live. These lanes are by no means “sophisticated” nor do they look like they were expensive to paint. The complaints about reckless bikers are often times fair, but in many cases the poor street layout is to blame just as much as the cyclist. These bike lanes create a barrier between the two, making Hoboken a safer place for bikers and drivers.
        Instead of being upset about a few inexpensive lines the city painted on the new pavement on Clinton St. between 15th & 16th, we should be upset with the city for the new pavement on this hardly used stretch of road when there are so many heavily trafficked areas in need of repair/repaving. [quote comment=”212828″]bradski ..Guess he she could use a GPS to attach on her his handlebars..Good Christmas gift from Santa.[/quote]

      • wiskeytango1 says:

        knight keep in mind who you voted for on election day..Are there any bike lanes in laconia NH..? Take a look at that crew in office. It’s gonna snow again this season. [quote comment=”212837″]There is no question the potholes are terrible all over town, and the city should do a better job filling them promptly. You would think with all the new revenue that must be coming in to city hall from scamming residents with questionable parking tickets, they could fill the potholes while also repaving roads.It just seems like bike lanes are getting blamed when in fact they are cheap, easy improvements that make Hoboken a better place to live. These lanes are by no means “sophisticated” nor do they look like they were expensive to paint. The complaints about reckless bikers are often times fair, but in many cases the poor street layout is to blame just as much as the cyclist. These bike lanes create a barrier between the two, making Hoboken a safer place for bikers and drivers.Instead of being upset about a few inexpensive lines the city painted on the new pavement on Clinton St. between 15th & 16th, we should be upset with the city for the new pavement on this hardly used stretch of road when there are so many heavily trafficked areas in need of repair/repaving.[/quote]

      • klaatu says:

        You’re the dummy that can’t comprehend screen name’s comment. They surely mean they feel more comfortable riding on roads that are marked because it gives them an area to ride in that separates them from the cars. Unless you’re a driver that doesn’t stay in the lines.[quote comment=”212824″]You have trouble navigating straight roads unless there’s paint on them? Do you also need an instruction manual to breathe? I’m afraid it’s very true when they say Americans are getting dumber by the second.[/quote]

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