Jersey City unveils protected bike lane connection to Hoboken

by newjerseyshores | Nov 15, 2022

HobokenBiking from Jersey City to Hoboken just got a little easier. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and Hoboken Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla recently  announced a new protected bike path along Marin Boulevard and Henderson Street, connecting 18th Street in Jersey City to Observer Highway in Hoboken.

“Jersey City and Hoboken are among the most unique and busiest transportation hubs in the country, and this new bikeway linking our two cities is the latest step in expanding Jersey City’s growing network of protected bikeways to provide greater connectivity and safety for our residents and beyond,” said Mayor Fulop.

The new protected route features a high-visibility traffic separator curb, flexible bollards, and a special surface to provide visibility and traction. The route also includes benefits for pedestrians and drivers. These include repainting of high-visibility crosswalks, as well as new extended turn lanes onto Newark Street and Observer Highway. The extended turning lanes are expected to increase queuing capacity along Marin Boulevard and Henderson Street when entering Hoboken, which is expected to provide a small improvement in traffic flow.

This is  the latest endeavor between Jersey City and Hoboken. Back in 2020, the two cities announced they’d be launching a joint bike share program.

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