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Re: !!8th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour is June 4!!
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Over 1,000 cyclists registered already! Expecting well over 2,000 on June 4.

Register here now: REGISTRATION PAGE

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Re: Where can I rent a bicycle for a 9 year old in JC downtown area?
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Grove Street Bicycles should be able to help you.

They're currently in a temporary (but very cool) space at 163-165 Newark Ave. The entrance is actually on Barrow Street, alongside Barcade.

Posted on: 5/17 11:39
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Re: !!8th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour is June 4!!
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Over 500 cyclists registered already! Expecting well over 2,000 on June 4.

Register here now: REGISTRATION PAGE

Posted on: 5/16 11:34
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Re: !!8th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour is June 4!!
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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the 8th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour & Festival!

Register here now: REGISTRATION PAGE

Please tell your friends!

Posted on: 5/14 16:48
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Re: Greenville Greeters VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
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I didn't ride in last years delugefest, but the previous year I was impressed by the Greenville support-by far the best of all the wards we biked through!


They’re the best! They were out there last year in the worst of the monsoon.

Posted on: 5/14 16:44
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Re: !!8th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour is June 4!!
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From Bike JC:

PLEASE NOTE: For the first time, this year’s Ward Tour & Festival is officially a rain-or-shine event. We’ve realized it’s just too big and complex to organize it twice, and we can’t get permits twice, get a police escort twice, etc., for a rain date.

So we will ride June 4 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 as we’ve mentioned elsewhere, if you give us the suggested $5 donation (or $5 million or whatever), those are non-refundable. And thank you!!

Posted on: 5/12 9:45
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Re: chalk messages around downtown.
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Adonis wrote:
I love the anti-Trump chalking and I hope it continues. I laugh at it every time I see it. It shows to me and everyone else how petulantly childish the left can be. And I think many others feel that way when they see the chalk. It only helps republicans for 2018 and beyond in my opinion. Chalking on the sidewalk is something many children do after all. So I say chalk away losers/haters.


Now BikeJC is getting in on the chalking! They must be paid by ACLU too! If I was liberal I'd be covering every inch of sidewalk with anti-Trump slogans.

Go Trump! Time to abolish term limits...and fake elections!


Hahaha I was wondering when someone would mention the chalk promos for the 8th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour & Festival.

Since I KNOW you're ALL curious, the tour rolls June 4 at 11 a.m. from City Hall, and ends around 1:30 at the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza, with music, food and drink on the plaza all afternoon.

Facebook event page here

OK carry on.


Posted on: 5/10 10:42
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Re: Jersey City Residents Decry Offensive Murals Commissioned by the City
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Yvonne wrote:
Most of the art here is mediocre and it shouldn't be. Yes, I know a few people who said they were startled while driving when they saw the tiger near White Castle. Art should not cause an accident, it should uplifting. The art should be telling the story of Jersey City which is very rich and its people. There are no tigers or zoos in JC.


If a driver gets so startled by a mural that it makes them lose control of their car then they shouldn't be driving -period.


When you use a period (.) you don't have to say "period"


When you end a sentence with "period" in quotation marks, you still have to use a period inside the quotation marks.

Posted on: 5/8 11:17
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Re: Jersey City Residents Decry Offensive Murals Commissioned by the City
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Art by committee is worse than no art at all - it becomes boring, sanitized nonsense that forces the artist to water down their original vision. Nothing extraordinary gets created by a committee.

This is such a stupid idea and I have a hard time believing a legitimate artist would ever propose this. This means someone like Yvonne, who is offended by everything, will get veto power over someone else's artistic vision. The only murals she'll allow are ones that glorify either the church or parking lots.


i agree that art by a committee, or art with rigid veto control by a group of ignorant cranks, is indeed a very bad idea.

Public, taxpayer-funded art having some oversight by a committee composed mainly of artists, curators, and others with knowledge and experience with art, I think is probably good. The city just started an oversight committee like that for the murals, and I am hoping they’ll bring a variety of perspectives to the table while still allowing for individual artists to express themselves.

Posted on: 5/6 19:25
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Re: !!8th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour is June 4!!
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Tip: You need to bring your own bike to the Tour; Bike JC doesn't rent or lend them out.

Grove Street Bikes has appropriate bikes to rent, and the other 3 shops in Jersey City may also, but you should reserve them soon, because demand gets very high before the Tour.

Citi Bike JC made its blue bikes available with an 3-hour time limit last year; still confirming that for this year but that might be another option.

Posted on: 4/27 10:16
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Re: !!8th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour is June 4!!
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Haha yes; we played that in a planning meeting a while back.

Posted on: 4/26 9:47
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Re: !!8th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour is June 4!!
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Registration opens soon! Much more info from the Bike JC event page on Facebook below. The only big change from last year is that the finish line and festival will be the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza:

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COME RIDE ALL OVER THIS TOWN WITH US!

Bike JC’s 8th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour will roll Sunday, June 4, taking you (and probably over 2,000 of our closest friends) on a 15-mile tour of our great city, and passing through all of its political wards.

This year we’re making some exciting changes for our growing tour: We’ll leave from City Hall in the morning as we did last year, but the tour will end at the bike-friendly Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza, where you can enjoy our equally great Finish-Line Festival all afternoon, featuring live music, food and drinks, and local community groups.

Registration is free, with a suggested donation of $5 to aid our year-round efforts to improve, promote, and teach safe and fun cycling in Jersey City.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and will open soon online. We’ll announce it right here in this event post, and in about a dozen other ways.

(Please note that, while we’d also LOVE you to click “Going” on this Facebook event page, to show everyone how huge this is going to be, that does NOT register you for the tour.)

More About the Ride

This year, like last year, the Tour will leave from Montgomery Street at Grove Street, right next to City Hall (280 Grove St.), and follow a route similar to last year’s, making a clockwise loop around the whole city back to Downtown. (We’ll post a map and a list of major streets shortly.)

But this year, we’ll finish at the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza and take it over! Our Finish-Line Festival will be held right there on the plaza, with live music and local community groups. Food and drink will be available on the plaza itself, as well as at all the restaurants and bars along the plaza.

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 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, etc.)

All riders must also be able to maintain a pace of approximately 10 mph for 15 miles. 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).

Please note that the Ward Tour is not timed and is not a race, in fact, we strictly limit the front of the tour to a maximum of 10 mph.

But we must also emphasize: YOU MUST BE ABLE TO KEEP UP WITH THE TOUR, 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 can’t continue, there will be at least one van to pick you up and take you to the Pedestrian Plaza, but if it is full or you become separated from our rearguard, you’ll have to find your way on your own.

We strongly recommend that you and everyone in your party do a least some bike riding in the weeks before the tour.

The tour rolls out at 11 a.m., 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 4! 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!

P.S.: Want to help us make this tour great? We’re looking for volunteers to help out throughout the day of the tour, for early-morning setup, rider registration, marshals on the ride, festival events, and afternoon/evening teardown/cleanup. We also need volunteers to distribute promotional postcards and put up promotional posters before the tour. You can sign up to volunteer here: http://www.bikejc.org/ward-tour/volunteer.

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.

#JCWardTour2017

Posted on: 4/25 12:03
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Re: !!8th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour is June 4!!
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TONIGHT: Want to help us put on this great event on June 4? We’re holding an open meeting for volunteers TONIGHT, 7:30, Zeppelin Hall. Come down if you’re volunteering or just curious.

Ward Tour Volunteer Meeting

Posted on: 4/19 16:43
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!!8th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour is June 4!!
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Save the date and ride with us!!

Bike JC's 8th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour and Festival will be held Sunday, June 4. We'll start at 11 a.m. from City Hall, and bike about 15 miles all around the city at an easy pace—with a couple thousand friends! After the ride, enjoy a finish-line festival, including live music, food and drink. Free registration is required, and we expect to open it online very soon.

We'll have much more information shortly, here and on our website at www.bikejc.org.

Facebook: Bike JC
Twitter: @bikejc
Instagram: @bikejcgram

Posted on: 4/16 18:06
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Re: its official: entire heights must buy resident parking permit
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"A $15 annual permit for residents will allow them to park in the zone 24 hours a day."

Expanded services at virtually FREE rates? That price is stupid and needs to be increased. Some would say substantially or to market rate. I would say $30-$50/year makes sense - that's still a giant bargain. How does this city expect to pay for better services like expanded enforcement - which we desperately need citywide - at these 1970's prices?!?


I agree that the cost for the basic residential permit should rise, a little now, and more each year. But just as important: Residential permits for MULTIPLE cars per household should be MUCH more expensive. A little more expensive for the second, but 3 and 4 and 5 cars? Those are MUCH more likely to be unnecessary, and we shouldn’t be subsidizing their ownership. Buy your teenager a bike and a bus schedule, and the people who genuinely still NEED cars to work and raise families will have more room to park. Or if you absolutely insist, then if you can afford 4 or 5 cars, you can pay more for all the taxpayer-owned, taxpayer-maintained street space you’re hogging up.

Posted on: 4/16 17:39
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Re: Jersey City mulls changes to pedestrian plaza to address rowdy bar-goers
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DWI is definitely still a problem everywhere, and you do see it with people leaving the Plaza late at night.

But one counterweight to that is, at least when you set up nightlife right next to the PATH, a big taxi stand, etc., you enable many more people to avoid driving to and from bars in the first place. Same with little bars and restos scattered through walkable neighborhoods, as I previously mentioned.

The suburban model of putting big bars on the outskirts of town, near the highway ramp, surrounded by parking lots, in the name of avoiding rowdiness and keeping neighborhoods quiet, has helped kill thousands of people via DWI.

Posted on: 3/7 11:10
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Re: Jersey City mulls changes to pedestrian plaza to address rowdy bar-goers
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I hear you on neighborhood noise and rowdy drunks, but taking bars, or restaurants that serve booze, out of neighborhoods is not the answer (though more regulation or enforcement might be).

Neighborhoods need to be "dotted" with all the common kinds of small retail businesses, from pizzerias to bodegas to dry-cleaners to, yes, neighborhood bars. Some concentrations of larger-scale businesses in "districts" like the Plaza is OK too, but if that's all there is, then people will be encouraged to own cars and drive every time they leave their houses, leading to more car crashes, pollution, congestion, parking battles, etc. -- even, ironically, more DWI.

It's vital to keep each neighborhood somewhat self-sustaining, so people can walk and bike short distances at least some of the time, even when they go out for a beer and a burger.

Posted on: 3/7 10:15

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Re: Five Finger Discount - Jersey City documentary on PBS
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#tfw You are watching Five-Finger Discount and one of the first shots is across from my current apartment, and the first aged numbers player interviewed is my neighbor across the street, standing in front of the building I lived in for 8 years. #JerseyCity

Posted on: 3/7 9:37
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Re: Jersey City mulls changes to pedestrian plaza to address rowdy bar-goers
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So what is up with the reporter's Osborne Quote??

Osborne said it's up to the SID to accept her idea or not -- "this is y'all's voluntary action," she told them at a City Hall meeting last week




That's what she said.


And she's originally from Georgia. She was being informal, otherwise she would have used the plural possessive "all y'all's."

Posted on: 3/6 16:26
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Re: How do you feel about Traffic Safety in JC? We want to know!
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Another person run down in the street today. Box truck driver hits pedestrian, now in critical condition. Newark Ave. & Tonnelle Ave., in Little India.

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Box truck driver hits pedestrian on Newark Ave.; critical condition
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The driver of a box truck told police he didn't see the pedestrian before hitting him at the corner of Newark and Tonnelle in Little India.

Pedestrian left in critical condition

Posted on: 1/11 16:15
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Re: Parking Issues Around Hamilton Park
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Aren't school buses the solution to that?


Maybe for kids who live far away from their schools. A better solution is kids walking or biking or using existing mass transit, all things that I did as a kid in both NYC and the burbs.

Today we have a vicious cycle: Parents say it's too dangerous or time-consuming for kids to bike or walk everywhere, so they drive the kids to school, creating more car traffic, which makes it even more dangerous and time-consuming for everyone.

One study found that 22% of morning rush-hour traffic is parents driving kids to school.

Posted on: 2016/9/23 17:56
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Re: Parking Issues Around Hamilton Park
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Closing off the local streets adjacent to schools during school hours would be a great start.


That could work. I think some NYC schools get to use a closed-off block as their recess playground.

Make sure to keep it closed well after school ends, to limit unnecessary SUV parent pickups of said children.

Posted on: 2016/9/23 13:57
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Re: Parking Issues Around Hamilton Park
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That was exactly my point.
Big carfree cities are not realistic. However, carfree neighborhood/area should be created and mass transportation infrastructure should be developed to decrease the reliance on cars.


Agree in full. The ped plaza (and before that, turning Newark Ave. into a fire road through Grove Plaza) is a good start on making the densest areas car-free, at least at some hours.

Neighborhood streets in Amsterdam and other cities in northern Europe, while they do allow cars, often have segments carved out of them that are totally car-free. These serve as short-cuts for bikes and peds. I would welcome that solution for, say, Downtown JC, rather than trying to make whole streets or neighborhoods completely car-free, at least in the near future.

But hey, if you can get my Hamilton Park neighborhood to be completely car-free, I ain't mad at ya!

Posted on: 2016/9/23 11:34
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Re: Parking Issues Around Hamilton Park
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OK, any further comments about which European places are, or are not, completely car-free are dilatory strawmanning.

VERY few places in the world, mostly very small ones, are completely car-free. That's beside the point.

The point is that many cities and towns, large and small, treat cars as a tertiary mode, with bikes, walking, light rail, and other mass transit dominating. Amsterdam is the best big city, but others are also great. Driving laws and enforcement are tough. Separated bike paths abound on bigger arterial roads, while smaller residential streets are relentlessly traffic-calmed, with speed tables and bumpouts at every crosswalk, textured surfaces, deliberately narrow lanes, etc. So you can own a car, and you can drive, but you will drive slower and, within a neighborhood, probably make a couple more turns.

A typical two-way arterial boulevard in Amsterdam has one narrow lane in each direction for cars, a tram track in each direction with boarding islands, two wide cycle tracks a few feet away from the car lanes, and two sidewalks outside that. Many of those streets, 40 years ago, were four- or six-lane monstrosities catering solely to the car. They changed. We must too.

Posted on: 2016/9/22 15:49
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Re: Parking Issues Around Hamilton Park
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I'm fine with making the use of existing parking more effective, including Candice's efforts and what OneSkirt said. Those moves tend to help people who actually live and work here, and to meet the reasonable expectations people had when they moved in.

Just don't try making more of it. More parking spaces, more problems, ultimately. Especially for drivers.

Posted on: 2016/9/22 15:21
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Re: Parking Issues Around Hamilton Park
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That's actually a very interesting proposition. Personally, I would prefer not to drive at all. I worked in Manhattan for 22 years after college. If I didn't absolutely have to have a car I wouldn't. I lived in my brownstone for the first three years without a car. Then circumstances changed and I absolutely had to have a car. Then, since I had a car I started using it more. I hate nothing more than sitting in traffic or even driving to work on a daily basis. The lack of parking only exacerbates my sentiments and frustration with the entire issue.


Let's accept that you can't live without a car. Then your focus should STILL be on reducing car ownership and driving by OTHERS who have more options. You don't do that by building more parking. You do it by enabling biking and walking with better street engineering and enforcement. By demanding better mass transit, etc.—even if you, personally, never use it.

I just got back from 10 days in the bike paradises of Amsterdam and Copenhagen. Guess what? There are still a lot of cars there. Some of them parked on streets or in little bays just off the streets. But there are so many other options, the cars and drivers aren't making EACH OTHER miserable.

In fact, just yesterday, the makers of the Waze driving app rated Amsterdam the best city in the world TO DRIVE IN. Just let that sink in for a second.

Driving and car ownership in cities is inherently very flawed, at best. And one of the worst things about it is OTHER CARS AND DRIVERS. Reduce those numbers, and even as a driver, you'll be happier.

Posted on: 2016/9/22 14:14
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Re: Parking Issues Around Hamilton Park
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Any drivers arguing for more parking to reduce competition for it, wherever and however cleverly it's obtained, are only hurting themselves.

Sure, there are ways to increase parking space in Hamilton Park and in JC. But there's NO way to increase DRIVING space. The latter is finite. And the former feeds it.

So when you make more room for car storage, you get more cars in storage. Guess what happens when you try to drive? Those cars come out of their brandy new garages and get right in front of you, and you sit in traffic.

Posted on: 2016/9/22 13:37
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Re: Parking Issues Around Hamilton Park
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... The parking issue in the Hamilton Park area has changed detrimentally in the last 3 years.


Yes, of course, the road congestion and parking competition didn't make themselves felt all at once, the minute the population trend turned around. It took time for old housing to be renovated, new housing to be built, the city's reputation to change, etc.

Now the water that was filling the tub is starting to slop over the sides.

Posted on: 2016/9/21 12:42
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Re: Parking Issues Around Hamilton Park
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...Certainly 20 years ago, JC was a city as it is now. However, parking was not an issue when I moved here as it is now. The only issue is the excessive and poorly planned development.


No, it wasn't a city as it is now. It was a city in highly unusual circumstances, namely, it was just starting to recover from a major cratering of its population. The highest population of JC was in like the 30s or 40s; it's just getting back to its former level now, albeit with larger housing spaces than the tenements of yore.

In the meantime, as with many US cities in the midst of the Great White Flight to suburbia, it was relatively easy to get around by car in JC. The streetcar and bus system was gutted, further investments in transit weren't made, but it didn't really matter.

Now those chickens are coming home to roost. The US is realizing that city living is far more efficient and economically and socially dynamic than endless suburban sprawl, and our population is returning to its former levels and will soon surpass them.

What's missing is, as others have said, major reinvestments in transit, alternative transportation such as biking and walking, and other techniques that modern cities around the world have been and are continuing to adopt. That's what's needed here, not some magic parking bullet.

Yes, parking (and driving) privately owned passenger cars in a modern city is inherently flawed, and it was always an accident that it worked here as long as it did. All that is over.

Posted on: 2016/9/21 12:08
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