With the exception of several important outliers, American cities today are built around the thing that once promised ultimate freedom and mobility, but that wound up decimating so many of our longstanding assumptions about cities’ essential role— the automobile. This change has helped to give rise to a national situation marked by isolation, poor health, and limited opportunity for those who can’t or who don’t want to drive, as well as negative financial impacts on our communities.
It’s not too much of a stretch to imagine any of Asbury Park Streets as a pedestrian plaza…is it? And using parking meter money to pay for it? What do you think about it?
Downtown Hartford Marries Parking Meter Reform With Car-Free Streets
A street is truly “complete” when it accommodates the “invisible” community members for whom a bike is their only transportation choice – a cheap, low-tech tool to get to work and daily life.
It’s odd that biking is such a politically charged and polarizing topic when so many people across the country are just using bikes as a simple, cheap way to get to work. These folks don’t have a lot of choice about what style of bike to ride or which trail they’ll take. Bikes are their main mode of transportation so they make do with what’s around.
Thanks to the support and guidance of NJ Bike & Walk Coalition!
“…with the advocacy of the APCSC, Asbury Park shows promise of becoming one of New Jersey’s forward-thinking cities, prepared for the future equipped with a street network where all modes of transportation are accommodated.”
The initiative is a part of the recently launched Mayor’s Wellness Committee, organized in collaboration with the school district, Alliance for a Healthier Asbury Park, Hackensack Meridian Health, and EZ Rides’ Safe Routes to School team.
Let’s go for a bike ride around Asbury Park!
Sponsored by Asbury Park Cyclery, with a safety check beforehand.