More Park’n Ride for the two wheeler
Launches bike rack sponsorship program for residents and businesses
The City of
is drastically expanding its bicycle parking capacity by more than doubling the number of locations with bike racks. Hoboken
“They say that if you build it, they will come, and that’s exactly why we’re continuing to expand our bicycle infrastructure,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “This is an important component of my administration’s comprehensive efforts to make
greener and more bike and pedestrian friendly.” Hoboken
New bicycle racks are being installed along the
Washington Street and 1st Street commercial corridors, around the 2nd and 9th Street light rail stops, near parks, and in other key areas including the hospital and supermarkets.
“We can’t install them fast enough,” said Transportation and Parking Director Ian Sacs. “Sometimes within minutes of bolting them down, they fill up with bikes.”
The 36 new bike rack locations will increase
‘s bicycle parking capacity by more than 200 additional spaces. Bike racks were previously available at 29 locations. Click here for a map of existing and new bike rack locations and their capacities. Hoboken
“We at Hoboken Sweet Streets are pleased to see new bicycle racks popping up all over town,” said James Vance, a founding member of the bike and pedestrian advocacy group. “The administration is to be applauded for its effort to promote bicycling as an important part of the transportation mix.”
In addition, the City is setting up a program through which residents and businesses can sponsor bike racks to be installed outside their storefronts or other locations with an inscription acknowledging the sponsor. Those interested in the program can firstname.lastname@example.org to request a sponsorship form.
Photo Caption: The first new bike rack on
River Street near Newark Street is seen full of bikes the day after being installed.
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