Get on and ride!
Office of the Mayor announces:
“Bicycles are not only recreational vehicles, but also an important mode of daily transportation,” said Mayor Zimmer, a long-time cycling advocate who often rides her bike to work. “I urge residents to use their bikes more often, including during their daily commutes. It’s a great way to improve health, save money, reduce our city’s carbon footprint, and make our streets safer for everyone by reducing congestion.”
The Zimmer Administration is implementing a comprehensive bike plan to enhance safety and encourage cycling.
“Over 15 percent of our streets are already designated with bike lanes,” said Transportation and Parking Director Ian Sacs. “And we are currently evaluating the best fit for bike lanes on many other streets.”
Some additional facts about bicycling in Hoboken:
- Speeding has been reduced by over 30 percent on streets designated with bike lanes.
- Over 600 bike parking spaces exist in Hoboken, and that number will increase this summer by 250.
- Thousands of Hoboken residents currently bicycle every day.
- An expanded set of bicycle safety laws are planned for release shortly.
Mayor Zimmer encourages all commuters to stop by the TMA table on Monday morning to learn more about sharing the road and bicyclists’ legal rights so everyone can travel safely, whether they walk, bike, or drive.
Bike to Work Day/Week began in Europe nearly 100 years ago and was introduced to the US by the League of American Bicyclists in 1956. Each year more cities join in the movement as the importance of physical fitness, sustainable transportation options, traffic, and pollution continues to grow.
The Hudson Transportation Management Association (TMA), a division of the Hudson County Improvement Authority, assists commuters and travelers to make better transit choices. The TMA will be at the Hoboken PATH on Monday, May 17 to support Bike to Work Week and provide cycling information and important safety tips. Hudson TMA works with employers in Hudson County to improve their employees’ commute. Studies have found that those who bicycle to work, are less stressed, more productive, have fewer absences, and lower health care costs.