Bike lanes come to Newark

Transportation Nation: Newark Gets Its Very First Bike Lane

Newark, New Jersey now boasts 277,000 residents and one bike lane. Six more green textured bike paths are set to open by the end of 2012.

Mayor Cory Booker issued a car-metaphor as encouragement to cyclists. “I commend the Department of Engineering and Rutgers-Newark on this partnership, and urge residents to put the pedal to the metal on Washington Street.” We assume he means bike pedal.

More lanes planned for later in the year. For more on Newark’s car-oriented history, check out Zemin Zhang’s piece, “Newark’s Autopia.”

Author: Ken Walker

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