Nextbikes on sidewalks

Nextbikes on sidewalks all over Hoboken!

Wassup with that? City sponsored “bike shares” like Nextbikes are all over the sidewalks.

Another thing, like Jaywalking that the city could enforce instead of from harmless parked cars that over-stayed in a spot for too long.

But here’s what gets me. Everything is so technological these days. Apps for everything.

Why can’t (or why won’t) they put super-accurate GPS trackers in each and every bike? And if ANYONE who “rents” these rickety bikes violates the law (based on where they ride it) get hit with stiff penalties? “Auto-summonses” or something like that. It would prevent dopes like I pictured below from doing it again, that’s for sure.

Because that technology is not “flashy” and would be considered “invasive?” Would customers revolt?

Well, that would be stupid – because they’ve all already given up every shred of privacy in that stupid phone they use for everything in their life.

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Good news! While Hoboken ignores strong and well established guidance from the state of NJ and the Hoboken Council tarries to update our bike ordinance, the right of pedestrians to use the sidewalks is being violated every day. In the meantime, with a NJ bill to allow ownership of stun guns, there is hope to protect ones self from rouge bikers which make up the bulk of Hoboken’s riders.