HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A northern New Jersey city is trying to prevent a neighboring city’s bike-share users from using its public bike racks.
Jersey City’s city council passed a measure Wednesday night barring Hoboken commercial bike users from parking at public bike racks for longer than two hours.
Councilwoman Candice Osborne said Hoboken’s Hudson Bike Share is “monopolizing” Jersey City’s bike racks by dropping off mass numbers of bicycles at bike racks near PATH stations.
“In the morning, we’d have 18 of them in a row taking up a complete bike rack and there was no place for residents to place their own bike on the bike rack,” Osborne told WCBS 880’s Kelly Waldron.
Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer has denied the accusations. Zimmer said she’s already eliminated the “no fee zones” that allowed Hoboken’s bike-share users to park in Jersey City. She said the legislation is political “grandstanding.”
A Jersey City spokeswoman said they disagree on the facts and history of the dispute.
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