We celebrated our final ride of the season as a bicycling community in Weehawken this month. Those who attended our skyline ride were greeted by beautiful weather where we began our ride along JFK Boulevard East, finishing our 5-mile ride along the new bike lane on Palisade Avenue where we arrived at Oak Street Deli, to have lunch and enjoy live music from Amanda Leigh Jerry.
We were also delighted to have been covered by the Jersey Journal on NJ.com and in print on the front page about our in-person discussion with the Weehawken Township during the recent town hall earlier this month. During this town hall, we discussed the future of making JFK Boulevard East safer by including bicycle lanes similar to those on Palisade Avenue in Weehawken. In this discussion, we were encouraged by the Township’s feedback and openness to discuss these safety priorities. We are hopeful the Township will be in touch to request a meeting so that we can start planning a bicycle network master plan based on vision zero principles.
Here’s a quote from our recent coverage.
“The spirit of transparency for the public is something that I think we have some momentum with around safety,” Emge said. “I think we’re really encouraged. Encouraged and optimistic, and I think those are really good tones that will go a long way.”
This was a big month for Weehawken and Hudson County in support of our efforts for a shared vision of safer cycling through advocacy, education, and a strong community of like-minded individuals, businesses, groups, and influencers to achieve our goal of implementing a “Complete Streets” program based on vision zero principles.
We thank all that came out for being part of our mission during our inaugural year as an organization to help transform Weehawken into a more livable community that prioritizes the safety and quality of life for all.