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The New Yorker looks into the motivations of Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop—who takes the bike route less traveled.
Apr 10, 2015   The New Yorker
The United Nations is looking for cities to model best practices in resilience planning. Look no further than Hoboken, New Jersey.
Mar 6, 2015   Next City
The Port Authority released a controversial report over the weekend that recommends cutting overnight and weekend service for Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) service. So far, the governors of New York and New Jersey support the plan.
Dec 30, 2014   NJ.com
Despite plans to create a uniform bike sharing program through the three New Jersey cities of Hoboken, Jersey City, and Weehawken, in the end Jersey City will join the Citi Bikes program while Jersey City and Weehawken partner with Next Bike.
Oct 3, 2014   The New York Times
The facts are in—N.J. Gov Chris Christie did not know of the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge, much less order them, according to an internal report commissioned by the governor himself that did not interview any of the key witnesses.
Mar 29, 2014   The Star-Ledger
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Planners graduate with good intentions to improve communities through better development, but rarely are they properly briefed on the political malaise that haunts the dark side of so many development projects. Blog Post
Feb 3, 2014   By Ian Sacs
We've posted stories here about many bike share programs opening up, or being proposed, throughout the U.S. (as well as internationally). Sadly, not all programs succeed or continue, particularly when they are pilots, as is the case in Hoboken, N.J..
Nov 3, 2013   NJ.com
Early questions about traffic laws, safety, and practicality have been vetted through several versions of the so-called "bike corral", now in use across the country such as in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle.  Nowadays just about anyone with a few hundred bucks can install one with l Blog Post
Aug 21, 2013   By Ian Sacs
You ever hear the one about the Main Street merchant who went out of business because he lost all his parking?  No?  Are you sure?  But, it's common knowledge that business goes bust as soon as parking is removed.  I mean, I don't know about you, but I've even heard irate shop owners claim that Blog Post
Jun 3, 2013   By Ian Sacs
In congested areas where all sorts of traffic are in the mix, modal conflicts can get ugly.  Transportation hubs are just the kind of place; pedestrians come and go along with cars, bikes, buses, shuttles, taxis, transferring to/from trains, subways, ferries, and light rail.  Buses turn, people c Blog Post
May 23, 2013   By Ian Sacs
First, I want to share some love for the many cities out there that birthed and raised bike sharing to what it is now.  It has been a lot of hard work with much risk and - fortunately - reward.  Personally, it has been thrilling to watch various ideas get their chance on the street: scrappy free Blog Post
May 16, 2013   By Ian Sacs