Our mission is to improve safety for pedestrians, motorists, and cyclists. We believe that we can accomplish this mission by enhancing our streets by adopting the “Complete Streets” vision in the Township of Weehawken.
We aim implement this vision by including dedicated bicycle lanes throughout the township which support the following key tenets:
- Improved safety for cyclists, pedestrians, children, senior citizens and those with mobility needs or choose to live car free
- Provide connectors for bicycling, walking connections to employment, education, home, retail and public facilities
- Promote healthy lifestyles
- Create more livable communities
- Reduce traffic congestion
Knowing that Port Imperial Boulevard is a major route used for cyclists, our initial priority is to create a dedicated cycling lane that protect cyclists in either direction. Over the last five years, we’ve identified at least 14 crashes involving bicycles and cars on this stretch that have been officially reported with the Township of Weehawken. Our aim is to reduce those crashes to zero. The creation of a dedicated bike lane of this 1.6-mile stretch will reduce the pedestrian congestion while also reducing the risk of vehicular crashes with cyclists.
The creation of this lane would eventually be part of a bigger initiative known as the Hudson River Bike Lane Project that would finally link up Jersey City and Hoboken to Weehawken, as a gateway to other Townships enabling a continuous 26 mile bike lane for cyclists to the George Washington Bridge.
We recognize that this shared vision of safer cycling takes advocacy, education and a strong community of like-minded individuals, businesses, groups and influencers to achieve our goal of implementing a “Complete Streets” program. Please join us on this mission to help transform Weehawken into a more livable community that enhances the quality of life for all.