Following Citi Bike announcement, Hoboken aims to increase bike parking 20% by year’s end

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Following an announcement earlier this month that they’ve officially begun their Citi Bike expansion with Jersey City, Hoboken is aiming to increase their bike parking by 20 percent by the year’s end.

Photo courtesy of City of Hoboken.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Specifically, the city is seeking to add 150 bike racks and 130 bike parking spaces before the calendar turns to 2022, according to Mayor Ravi Bhalla. The bike share agreement netted Hoboken 300 Citi Bikes and 29 bike stations.

“Increasing bicycle parking in public places will assist residents as they bike to transit hubs, patronize our businesses, and visit friends and family,” Bhalla said in a statement.

“Along with the recent expansion of Citi Bike in Hoboken and network of new bike lanes on City and County streets, we are committed to investing in bike infrastructure, which improves the quality of life within our Mile Square.”

Residents and businesses have the opportunity to have their voices heard on where the city should install new bike racks by filling out this form and can also find additional information here.

Hoboken currently has 409 publicly-accessible bicycle racks, which have the capacity to park 1,764 bicycles.

“Expanding bike infrastructure in the City of Hoboken is beneficial for so many reasons – there will be fewer cars on the road when we make it easier and safer to travel by bike, especially for kids,” noted Councilwoman-at-Large Emily Jabbour.

“When bike parking is readily available near your destination, it’s one less thing to worry about when you’re heading out on your bicycle,” added Bike Hoboken President Chris Adair.