HOBOKEN -- A CBS news report on Thursday focused on state transportation funding being given to Hoboken for bike lanes - a major initiative for Mayor Dawn Zimmer - and asked if they made sense in an already congested community that needs to focus on creating more parking.
Some residents interviewed hailed the idea of a more bike-friendly town, while others stuck to talking about parking.
The report was posted on-line. In the comments section, the city's transportation and parking director, Ian Sacs -- or someone claiming to be Ian Sacs - posted: "15 percent of Hoboken streets already have bike lanes and not a single parking spot was lost. Bike lanes reduce speeding and make streets safer for pedestrians as well as other drivers. Residents who, when its convenient, ride a bike to get around instead of taking a car are helping to reduce traffic volumes, reduce emissions, reduce noise, improve parking availability for those who need to drive, and improve safety in our wonderful city. Bicycle riding is a perfect fit for Hoboken, and that’s why so many people interviewed support it. Thanks CBS for paying attention to our successful bike/pedestrian safety programs!"
The story is located HERE.