The automobile driver commenting in this thread isn’t entirely wrong. Roads were indeed built for cars in the 1920s when the auto industry, big oil and asphalt all got into the biz. However that very truth underscores the need for bicycling and walking advocates to work for redesigning cities’ and suburbs’ streets and roads for EVERYONE. European cities figured this out a long time ago…for the health of individuals, cities, and the earth, let’s get out on our bikes or take a walk and keep the first tweet in mind: “I’m not a big fan of rules of cyclists, but for those who ride in cities the number one rule is that pedestrians always get the right of way. Number two is do what you need to do to stay safe. After that I’d say there are no more rules worth listing.”
RESIDENTS AND VISITORS HAVE OPTIONS TO GET AROUND IN ASBURY PARK WITHOUT A CAR.
TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS IN ASBURY PARK
Anyone you know coming to Asbury Park for dinner, music, or beach pointing out the lack of parking? We’re so happy that everyone loves visiting AP, but we can’t “create” more parking, or lay asphalt everywhere, so the solution is fewer cars. The city is just over 1 mile sq. Park at the train station area and look at these options. We have jitneys, pedicabs, Free Ride, and of course fun with AP Pedalcycle. AND Bike Share!
There is strong bicycling advocacy in Asbury Park, and the relationship with racial justice is clear. “Bike culture” in cities (bike lanes, bike shares etc) is often perceived to be for people who have “opted to be “car-free, meaning those who could afford to drive but chose not to.” Many in our city have no choice, and must ride bikes or walk for transportation. There are many ways AP can be inclusive of everyone who rides bikes in the city, one of which is the upcoming Open Streets Event.
Who Do You Imagine When You Imagine Biking in Cities
First held in 2010, CicLAvia has become an annual event in Los Angeles, attracting tens of thousands of participants to ride streets closed to cars for a day, and helping build public support for biking policies and programs that take into account bike riders of all demographics. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
“What Jose Umberto Barranco’s death said to me was that this wasn’t just a matter of vehicle choice, bikes versus cars … Race and class hierarchy were mixed up in how we traveled and whose safety mattered,” writes Adonia Lugo in her new book, “Bicycle/Race.”