JERSEY CITY, NJ - In an effort delayed from May due to COVID-19, Mayor Steven Fulop joined Bike JC and dozens of other riders by using his bicycle to get to work from his home in The Heights to his City Hall office Friday.
The ride was part of a national campaign to promote bicycle ridership as a safer, healthier, low-cost, and efficient means of travel and comes as an outgrowth of a Vision Zero campaign to encourage alternative transportation options and eliminate pedestrian deaths and serious injuries within 10 years or less.
Bike JC is a citizen-based non-profit advocacy organization that aims to make Jersey City streets safe and welcoming for bicyclists, by promoting traffic law enforcement, bicycle lane creation, additional bicycle rack placement, education, and group rides.
While Jersey City has been home to a bike sharing program since 2016, the availability of two-wheeled transportation took a step forward last month when Fulop joined with Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla to announce a combined program between the two cities.
With a combined 75 miles of protected bike lanes, conventional bike lanes, and shared lanes, Jersey City and Hoboken are two of the most bike-friendly communities in New Jersey, advocates have said.
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