Who needs bike lanes?

Why aren’t bicycle laws enforced in Hoboken? {bike lanes}

The “mayor” of Hoboken is shoving bicycles down everyone’s throat. Whether it’s bike lanes – or those horrific nextbike bike shares.

Yet – to this day, biking on sidewalks just gets worse and worse. With no measurable enforcement of the laws.

I guess it’s kind of hard to punish those you’re pandering to. God forbid a bicyclist develops hatred for don Zimmer.

This lady practically ran me over on the sidewalk the other day. Totally clueless! And the poor guy facing her had to duck under a tree!

bikes on sidewalks in Hoboken NJ - Who needs bike lanes?

Sidewalks are the new bike lanes in Hoboken

8/26/2015 Update:

With the advent of bike sharing in Hoboken, it got me thinking.

  1. People bike on the sidewalk all the time. They don’t care for those stupid pothole-ridden bike lanes. Only the fully indoctrinated puppets use them.
  2. According to city code, it is unlawful to ride your bike on the sidewalks.
  3. What will the city do when bozos start riding those glorious community bikes on the sidewalks too?

Get your cameras ready – and snap photos of ANYONE seen riding those citibikes (or whatever those disease-spreading bikes are called) on the the sidewalks!

sidewalks are the new bike lanes in Hoboken NJ - Who needs bike lanes?

Screw bike lanes in Hoboken! We have perfect sidewalks!


The city spends gobs of money on “bike lanes,” plus all the effort they put into promoting them, all sorts of fruity rentals, events, etc. It’s a non-stop barrage of bike bullshit.

Want to know the net result of their persistent progressive peddling? More people than EVER riding their bikes on the sidewalks! Burn!

Maybe it is time pedestrians took back the sidewalks? Have you ever had a casual summer stroll interrupted by the sudden tinge of near-collision anxiety?

I’m guessing the city won’t spend a dime on street signs around town that say, “No Bikes on Sidewalks.” Or actual enforcement of the law (Especially since many at city hall ride their bikes on the sidewalks too).

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Thursday, August 27, 2015 1:31 pm

You also have to consider how rude the drivers are to the bikers. I’ve been biking down 4th street where it is way too narrow for a car to pass while being honked and cussed at because I’m not on the sidewalk. They also drive way too close to the bikers. It’s a two-way street.

Thursday, August 27, 2015 12:32 pm

Nothing has changed, it’s still legal to ride on the sidewalks here, it’s just that most people doing so ignore the rest of the rules (like no going faster than the pedestrians). it is insane, an aberration compared to nearly every other civilized city in this country. Welcome to the Garden State.

Thursday, August 27, 2015 12:43 am

Almost got hit by a cyclist tonight carrying a bag of food and poking on her phone. Not a skilled biker. She said whoops sorry and kept pedaling along. No consideration, remorse for guilt. What is wrong with people?

Sunday, June 21, 2015 9:23 am

Sadly, the town ordinance does not say they can’t be on the sidewalks, just that they must not operate faster than “pedestrian walking speed.” So dumbass was barreling down first yesterday with a bike that had a giant wooden box mounted on the front with kids in it. He nearly took out three or four people as he weaved in and out of pedestrians.
Since our police are incompetent, don’t get me started on the bald, tattooed sleeved former motorcycle cop that now just drives around during the days in an PD suv yelling at and pulling over woman and minorities to intimidate them, we will never see any enforcement that would require them to leave their cars(minus picking up their free sandwiches from LB). The guy seems to have some serious roid rage which makes me wonder what the ongoing drug testing guidelines are for HPD.

Friday, June 19, 2015 12:16 am

Bike laws are as impossible to enforce as noisy motorcycle laws.

Reply to  spiffy
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:23 pm

The laws should be enforced, especially for the motorcycles!

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