It’s been nearly ten months since Hoboken abandoned its well thought out plans for protected bike lanes on Washington street. Despite years of workshops, city staff and official meetings, public open houses and a final concept design – the city council ultimately changed the plan of the street at the 11th hour. In its place, Washington street will only have striped bike lanes south of 8th street, and sharrows to the north. Ignoring the many people and voices that gave their input on the final plan.
During the city council meeting, many of the people who voiced opposition said that they did not oppose protected bike lanes in Hoboken – just they did not want them on Washington street. Well it’s nearly a year later. And we want to know – where are Hoboken’s protected bike lanes?
Hoboken recently added a shaded covering to a children’s playground. CREDIT
The following is a Guest Post by Andrew Price:
At Strong Towns, we talk a lot about making small incremental improvements rather than always looking for the next mega-project. Why? Because everything we do has some a risk, and it is foolish to think otherwise. If Nassim Taleb teaches us anything, it is that we are more robust (and even anti fragile, if we are able to learn from our mistakes) when we have a pool of money to make many smaller bets with than a few larger bets. Rather than going double or nothing on one large megaproject, we should be making many smaller bets, where we can handle the fallout or undo what we did with little penalty if an individual bet goes south.
Hoboken’s Bike Share operator, Hudson Bike Share, announced that it has expanded the program to 10 new stations, bringing the total number of stations to 28. The additional stations are:
Washington Street, the main thoroughfare and business district of our city, is about to be completely changed – for the better. The city of Hoboken developed a plan to revitalize the street over the past year, and surveying work already started this week.
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