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Re: "Jersey City mayor would build more housing for gentrifiers, call it ‘affordable’"
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how can I get one of these affordable apartments

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Re: "Jersey City mayor would build more housing for gentrifiers, call it ‘affordable’"
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That chart you referenced is what I figured the incomes to be. However I was about to rent an apartment to someone who backed out at the last min. She told me that making $125k per yr qualified her for moderate housing in a new tower opening in JSQ. She got a reduction making her rent $1700 for a 1 bed.

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Re: "Jersey City mayor would build more housing for gentrifiers, call it ‘affordable’"
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The STATE OF NJ decides what qualifies as affordable. Not Fulop. So yes, if you have a 6-person household you can, under certain limits, qualify for affordable housing if you make $100k. This article neglected to mention that 6-person requirement. A more likely downtown family is going to be 2 or 3 people, with limits in the $70-$80k range, which - let's be real - a two person household in NJ making $70k isn't destitute but certainly isn't on the high end of the income spectrum.

Here's the chart:
https://www.nj.gov/dca/affiliates/coah/reports/incomelimits.pdf

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Re: "Jersey City mayor would build more housing for gentrifiers, call it ‘affordable’"
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With most of city zoned for R-1 Bayonne Boxes, where will the "affordable" housing go?

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"Jersey City mayor would build more housing for gentrifiers, call it ‘affordable’"
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Headline alone says it all.

"Jersey City mayor would build more housing for gentrifiers, call it ‘affordable’ | Editor's"

https://www.nj.com/opinion/2019/05/jer ... affordable-editorial.html

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6 Ideas For The Long Weekend Around Jersey City
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Who's excited for the long weekend? There are so many things to enjoy and to fill up the days off within and around Jersey City.
Check out this list here:

http://jcfamilies.com/things-to-do-in-jersey-city-4/

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Overnight Trips Close to Jersey City
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Memorial Day weekend is coming up! Are you looking to get away with your family and friends for the long weekend? JCFamilies has a great list for where to get away for memorial day weekend.

http://jcfamilies.com/overnight-trips-close-to-jersey-city-2/

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Flat Home Values Spur Rental Demand During Hudson County’s First Quarter
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Hudson County heavyweights Hoboken and Downtown Jersey City have historically led the marketplace but haven’t seen any significant rise in property appreciation for some time, and that reality could be what’s driving a shift toward more rentals closing in the waterfront neighborhoods.

The latest market report from Pure Properties shows that homeowners in Downtown Jersey City haven’t witnessed much of a change in their values year-on-year, with the average sale price of a 1-4 family home retreating 1% to $1.416 million during this year’s first quarter. However, that might be somewhat welcome news after the real estate conversation last year focused around a citywide revaluation that walloped Downtown homeowners particularly hard.

https://jerseydigs.com/jersey-city-hob ... te-market-report-q1-2019/

The calendar change to 2019 marked one year since new tax assessments were issued and home price volatility has certainly been less pronounced than anticipated. In terms of 2019’s first quarter, sale prices for 1-4 family homes actually rose 9% from Q4 of 2018, while condo sales settled in at $700,000, a 3% dip both since 2018’s Q4 and year-on-year.

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New Jersey Transit
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New Jersey Transit speaks before the Riverview Neighborhood on bus service in the Heights. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUdabphu_DY

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Re: Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Permitting Operation of Low Speed E-Bikes and Motorized Scooters
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I thought the biggest purpose of the bike crowd was to be better for the environment. Now you can ride your bike AND use fossil fuels to do it. Smashing.


Ah, “the bike crowd,” yes. I’ll take the leap that you want a serious answer, so:

Our understanding is that these e-scooters and e-bikes are not burning fossil fuels.

But all electricity to power them comes from sources that can be more or less clean, so how it’s generated matters. That’s why, yes, in general, us bike crowd people prefer non-powered bikes (and scooters, and feet) to be dominant. They’re guaranteed green.

But it’s been amply demonstrated, in many cities, that e-assist bikes and e-scooters fill niches that non-powered bikes don’t reach--especially in environments still lacking in comprehensive protected bike lane networks. E-bikes are good for people with especially long but bikeable commutes. For people with certain disabilities and weaknesses, particularly for older residents. For people living next to a steep elevation, if you know any of them. Scooters, meanwhile, are great for short hops, kind of like faster walking, and very easy to use spontaneously. So, they both allow more people to live without cars, or with fewer cars, often the same people who use non-powered bikes or walk for many trips.

So the net result is generally a city that drives and owns cars less, and bikes and walks more.

All this is also true about great mass transit.

Bikes are central to transportation in Dutch towns and cities, but they have all these other choices too, which only helps.

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Re: Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Permitting Operation of Low Speed E-Bikes and Motorized Scooters
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Melodramatic much?

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Not melodramatic enough. The low level of attention paid to the constant drip, drip, drip of lives lost to cars is a bizarre sociological anomaly, aided by a century’s worth of propaganda by automakers, oil drillers, highway contractors, and a host of other interests. Google it.

If a train kills one person and injures several others, there’s a huge investigation, national hearings, a bound report ... because we don’t accept trains killing us. Not so with cars; we’re inured.

Scooters might be terrible here. But the correct default stance toward basically anything that helps substitute for cars in crowded cities is thank frigging goodness, let’s try this out.

If everybody takes that attitude, you won’t hear melodrama from me. But of course many will, and some are, already complaining about scooters. Give it a minute, kay?

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Re: ***New Jersey chlorine factory fire causes closure of Pulaski Skyway in both directions**
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Chemical reactions continue to churn at site of Kearny chlorine plant fire, chief says

Today 5:20 PM (05/20/2019)
By Michaelangelo Conte | The Jersey Journal

Firefighters have still been unable to enter the Kearny chlorine plant that caught fire on Friday and led to the daylong closure of the Pulaski Skyway.

Gasses accumulating in the Alden Leeds chlorine facility as a result of ongoing chemical reactions caused two explosions late Sunday afternoon, Kearny Fire Department Chief Steve Dyl said Monday afternoon.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2019/05/chem ... lant-fire-chief-says.html

Posted on: 5/20 22:22
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Re: Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Permitting Operation of Low Speed E-Bikes and Motorized Scooters
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bikes with engines?

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Re: Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Permitting Operation of Low Speed E-Bikes and Motorized Scooters
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Just get all bikes & scotters off the sidewalks - they are very dangerous to pedestrians.


I wish JCPD would step up enforcement of this. Too many grown up hipsters riding their bikes on the sidewalks. If you are too afraid to ride on the road, where you belong, then go ride in the park. Riding on sidewalks is incredibly rude and dangerous to you AND drivers. If you are driving a car you are not looking for, or expecting, a cyclist to come out flying through a pedestrian intersection crosswalk. I have seen a lot of close calls because of this.

Posted on: 5/19 12:26
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Re: Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Permitting Operation of Low Speed E-Bikes and Motorized Scooters
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Melodramatic much?

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All these solutions have problems.

The cars they help replace have FAR worse problems, like, you know, relentless violent death and dismemberment, lung cancer and asthma deaths from air pollution, deaths from heart disease and other diseases of sedentary lifestyles, accelerated climate change, massive public (taxpayer) subsidy for precious driving and parking space on public land ...

And they’re not even here yet. BUT BY ALL MEANS, LET’S BITTERLY COMPLAIN ABOUT THEM! That seems sound.

Your city is on fire. Stop obsessing about whether fire extinguishers could be marginally safer, and use them, immediately, to PUT OUT THE DAMN FIRE.

Posted on: 5/19 11:34
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Re: ***New Jersey chlorine factory fire causes closure of Pulaski Skyway in both directions**
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Is there a phone alert that we can sign up for - which doesn't go off everytime there's a custody dispute or a false child abduction.

Posted on: 5/18 18:16
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Re: Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Permitting Operation of Low Speed E-Bikes and Motorized Scooters
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Just get all bikes & scotters off the sidewalks - they are very dangerous to pedestrians.

Posted on: 5/18 17:47
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Re: Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Permitting Operation of Low Speed E-Bikes and Motorized Scooters
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I thought the biggest purpose of the bike crowd was to be better for the environment. Now you can ride your bike AND use fossil fuels to do it. Smashing.

Posted on: 5/18 16:35
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Re: Jersey City LIVE Falcon Camera - 101 Hudson Street
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Re: ***New Jersey chlorine factory fire causes closure of Pulaski Skyway in both directions**
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Chlorine Accidents Take a Big Human Toll - Scientific American

https://www.scientificamerican.com/art ... ents-take-big-human-toll/


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This plant must be closed - it could kill thousands or more people! It needs to be moved to a rural area.


Yeah scary!!

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Kearny chemical fire update: Blaze still burning, Pulaski Skyway closed, residents told to stay inside

Updated 8:46 AM; Today 8:13 AM
By Len Melisurgo | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

A large fire at a chlorine chemical plant in Hudson County continues to burn Saturday morning and although it is under control, authorities have kept the Pulaski Skyway closed in both directions and continue to urge local residents to remain indoors because of the potential danger from chemical fumes.

https://www.nj.com/news/2019/05/kearny ... -told-to-stay-inside.html


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Re: ***New Jersey chlorine factory fire causes closure of Pulaski Skyway in both directions**
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https://youtu.be/soeNXRQJIvc

Chemical plant fire closes portion of Pulaski Skyway, residents asked to remain indoors

Updated 8:32 AM; Posted May 17, 11:23 PM


By Chris Sheldon | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

A fire at a large chlorine plant in Kearny Friday night shut down a portion of the Pulaski Skyway in the area and prompted officials to warn residents to remain indoors because of the smoke and fumes the blaze created.

The plant, known as Alden Leads, is located on Jacobus Avenue, almost directly underneath the Pulaski Skyway.

Kearny residents were asked by local fire officials to stay indoors with their windows windows closed, because the smoke could cause “severe respiratory distress.”

Kearny chemical fire update: Blaze still burning, Pulaski Skyway closed, residents told to stay inside

Residents in nearby towns in northern New Jersey and as far as Staten Island, N.Y., were warned that they might see or smell smoke as a result of the fire. The Bayonne Office of Emergency Management and the city of Hoboken warned residents there to close their windows because of the smoke generated by the fire.

Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose said in a Facebook post shortly after midnight that the fire “may be sending fumes into parts of Newark” and that people in the area should keep their windows and doors shut and stay inside.


The Pulaski Skyway was closed in both directions between South Kearny and Broadway as of 12 a.m., News 12 New Jersey reported. Video from the scene showed that cars were stranded on the highway as the smoke caused severe visibility problems on the bridge.


Emergency responders were helping the drivers stuck on the highway to safety, according to ABC.

The fire was still not under control as of 12:20 a.m. Saturday morning.

It was unclear if anybody was injured in the blaze or how it started.

UPDATE: As of 7:15 a.m. Saturday, the Pulaski Skyway remains closed in both directions, and firefighters are still at the chemical company. It was not immediately known if the fire has been extinguished

Posted on: 5/18 13:29
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Re: ***New Jersey chlorine factory fire causes closure of Pulaski Skyway in both directions**
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This plant must be closed - it could kill thousands or more people! It needs to be moved to a rural area.


Yeah scary!!

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Kearny chemical fire update: Blaze still burning, Pulaski Skyway closed, residents told to stay inside

Updated 8:46 AM; Today 8:13 AM
By Len Melisurgo | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

A large fire at a chlorine chemical plant in Hudson County continues to burn Saturday morning and although it is under control, authorities have kept the Pulaski Skyway closed in both directions and continue to urge local residents to remain indoors because of the potential danger from chemical fumes.

https://www.nj.com/news/2019/05/kearny ... -told-to-stay-inside.html


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Re: ***New Jersey chlorine factory fire causes closure of Pulaski Skyway in both directions**
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This plant must be closed - it could kill thousands or more people! It needs to be moved to a rural area.

Posted on: 5/18 12:43
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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So as a public service, the Murphy Administration announces something that we have all known for years... NJ Transit is a failure, use your car.

https://www.nj.com/traffic/2019/05/don ... -bts-fans-just-drive.html

Now let's build a tunnel!

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Re: ***New Jersey chlorine factory fire causes closure of Pulaski Skyway in both directions**
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Chemical plant fire closes portion of Pulaski Skyway

Updated May 17, 11:33 PM; Posted May 17, 11:23 PM
By Chris Sheldon | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

A fire at a chlorine plant in Kearny Friday shut down a portion of the Pulaski Skyway in the area, according to multiple reports.

The highway was closed in both directions between South Kearny and Broadway as of 10:45 p.m., News12 reported.


https://www.nj.com/news/2019/05/fire-a ... on-of-pulaski-skyway.html

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Re: ***New Jersey chlorine factory fire causes closure of Pulaski Skyway in both directions**
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NJ chlorine plant catches fire; Pulaski Skyway closed in both directions
Posted 11:00 PM, May 17, 2019, by PIX11 News, Updated at 11:09PM, May 17, 2019

KEARNY, N.J. — A chlorine plant in New Jersey has caught fire, as nearby police departments sent fire boats to the scene and the Pulaski Skyway was closed in both directions, police confirmed.

The three-alarm fire occurred at the Alden Leeds Inc. plant in Kearny, just minutes away from Newark. Some rivers were said to be overcome by fumes, according to authorities. The Office of Emergency Management in nearby Bayonne instructed residents to close their windows due to smoke.

Fire sources tell PIX11 there were multiple explosions inside the building.

Bayonne OEM @Bayonne_OEM
Fire In S Kearny causing smoke condition in Bayonne. Please close windows. (1045pm).


A source told PIX11 that odors are strong in surrounding neighborhoods, and that lots of calls are coming in about the fumes.

https://pix11.com/2019/05/17/nj-chlori ... losed-in-both-directions/

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***New Jersey chlorine factory fire causes closure of Pulaski Skyway in both directions**
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New Jersey chlorine factory fire causes closure of Pulaski Skyway in both directions

KEARNY, New Jersey (WABC) -- The Pulaski Skyway is closed in both directions after a building that manufactures and stores chlorine burst into flames.

The fire broke out just after 10 p.m. Friday at the factory on 55 Jacobus Avenue in Kearny, under the skyway.

No injuries have been reported.
https://abc7ny.com/nj-chlorine-factory ... -both-directions/5306335/

Posted on: 5/18 2:59
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Re: Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Permitting Operation of Low Speed E-Bikes and Motorized Scooters
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All these solutions have problems.

The cars they help replace have FAR worse problems, like, you know, relentless violent death and dismemberment, lung cancer and asthma deaths from air pollution, deaths from heart disease and other diseases of sedentary lifestyles, accelerated climate change, massive public (taxpayer) subsidy for precious driving and parking space on public land ...

And they’re not even here yet. BUT BY ALL MEANS, LET’S BITTERLY COMPLAIN ABOUT THEM! That seems sound.

Your city is on fire. Stop obsessing about whether fire extinguishers could be marginally safer, and use them, immediately, to PUT OUT THE DAMN FIRE.

Posted on: 5/18 2:55
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Re: Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Permitting Operation of Low Speed E-Bikes and Motorized Scooters
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These bikes are common in NYC and they are also silent. The operators do not follow road signs which makes them dangerous. Their silence makes them more dangerous because they appear out of nowhere.


Lol, as opposed to the non motorized bikes which are so loud.


You have no clue they are coming especially if you are crossing the street and are going opposite of traffic.

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10th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour & Festival (w/ Bayonne/Hoboken option!)
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2,000 Bikes. 15 or 25 Miles. 6 Wards. 1 Great Day in #JerseyCity! (with a side of Bayonne & Hoboken!)

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN on bikejc.org and is required.

REGISTER HERE

Bike JC’s 10th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour will roll Sunday, June 2, taking you (and probably over 2,000 of our closest friends) on a tour of our great city, and passing through all of its political wards.

And this year, we’re offering a special route that will be longer (25 miles), will roll somewhat faster with fewer stops, and will loop through parts of our neighboring towns Bayonne and Hoboken!

FREE! $5 suggested donation to fund our year-round work for better biking in JC. But it is JUST a suggestion. $0 is totally OK. So is $500, or $5 million.

We all start at City Hall, 280 Grove St. at Montgomery Street.

We all end up near the foot of Second Street along the Hudson River waterfront, in and around Lutze Biergarten. The Finish Line Festival afterparty will follow there, with great food, a drink special for riders all afternoon, a face painter for kids, and more!

We’ll ride on streets (or sometimes on one side of a street) that are closed to motor-vehicle traffic by the Jersey City Police Department. Officers on bikes and in motor vehicles will escort us throughout the ride.

Riders on the main 15-mile tour must be age 12 or older, and must wear helmets. (Younger children may be carried securely on an adult's bike in appropriate child seats, bakfiets buckets, trailers, tag-along attachments, etc.)

Riders on the 25-mile route must be 16 or older.

All riders on the main 15-mile route MUST also be able to maintain a pace of approximately 10 mph. This is a fairly relaxed pace for an adult who bikes even occasionally. We also take some short breaks to catch a breath and to allow for smooth traffic control, and our one long break in Lincoln Park roughly at the halfway point, after the only steep uphill on the course (so you can just walk your bike up that hill if you want).

All riders on the 25-mile route MUST be able to maintain a somewhat faster pace, about 12 mph, obviously for longer, and must be ready to roll with fewer and shorter rest breaks. This is a new, one-time, more complex route that we are offering to celebrate our 10th Ward Tour and showcase the growing bike communities in our neighboring towns. But we will be especially strict about who does this route, for safety and logistics reasons.

Please note that neither route on the Ward Tour is timed, and it is not a race. In fact, we will strictly limit the front of the 15-mile group to 10 mph, and will slow down the 25-mile riders as needed to keep the back of that group from stretching out.

But we must also emphasize, for either route: YOU MUST BE ABLE TO KEEP UP WITH THE GROUP, OR WE WILL HAVE TO ASK YOU TO CUT YOUR RIDE SHORT, as police re-open the streets to motor traffic behind us. If you are in the 25-mile group, and you fall behind, MARSHALS AND POLICE WILL STOP YOU, and you will have to wait for the slower 15-mile group.

We strongly recommend that you and everyone in your party do a least some bike riding in the weeks before the tour. If you want to do the 25-mile route, that’s pretty much a requirement.

We do NOT rent or otherwise provide the bikes!

The 25-mile group rolls tour rolls out at 11 a.m. SHARP, and the 15-mile group rolls at 11:30 but you will need to pick up an official tour bib before the start, 9:00–10:30 a.m.

We encourage you to dress up yourself and your bike colorfully!

Bike JC is a citizen-based advocacy organization that aims to make Jersey City streets welcoming for bicyclists, by promoting bike-friendly policies, including bike lanes; bicycle education; and traffic law enforcement.

We hope to see you June 2! With protected bike lanes on the horizon, this is shaping up to be another banner year for biking in Jersey City. Come celebrate with us!

PLEASE NOTE: The Ward Tour & Festival is officially a RAIN OR SHINE event. There is NO rain date.

We will ride June 2 even if it’s raining, in any weather that’s not dangerous, or simply cancel till next year for any that is (e.g. lightning, hail, very high winds, plague of frogs …). There will be no refunds, because it’s free! But if you give us the suggested $5 donation (or $5 million or whatever), those are non-refundable. And thank you!!

MORE ABOUT THE FINISH LINE FESTIVAL:

ALL RIDERS, OF ALL AGES, and even people who AREN'T riding, are welcome to join us inside and around the beautiful Lutze Biergarten at the end of the Tour, for our Finish Line Festival.

The biergarten has a nice variety of food and drink for purchase; bring valid ID and get a bracelet from the staff if you want to buy adult beverages.

And we hear there's a special cocktail in the works for us too!

For the kids, in the biergarten's grass-covered picnic area, we'll have a face-painter working magic!

Local nonprofit groups and others will have tables outside the biergarten so you can get to know them if you'd like.

The Jersey City Ward Tour is presented by Bike JC in partnership with the the City of Jersey City, Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council, and the Office of Cultural Affairs, and through the generosity of our sponsors and the efforts of our volunteers.

See you June 2!

REGISTER HERE

#JCWardTour2019

Posted on: 5/18 0:45

Edited by elsquid on 2019/5/18 1:10:27
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