Port Authority Gets Bike-Friendly

George Washington Bridge

George Washington Bridge, courtest of PA NY/NJ

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has adopted a new bike policy so that it can “?provide its customers, tenants, visitors and employees with safe and convenient bicycle access and secure bicycle parking at its facilities, wherever operationally and financially feasible.” These are the people who run the airports, bridges and tunnels as well as the PATH system and bus terminals. Read more about this on WalkBikeJersey.

Better yet, the minutes of the February 25 meeting where the policy was adopted say:
“Costs of accommodating bicycle travel when expanding, upgrading, or constructing major new surface transportation facilities are to be included in specific project plans and in future budgets. To the extent that any of these actions requires significant additional investment, the Executive Director may seek further Board consideration and authorization.”

The minutes also noted that Port Authority facilities currently provide some accommodations for bicycle users, such as bicycle access for the George Washington and Bayonne Bridges, off-peak access to the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH)?rail system, and some bicycle routes and racks at other facilities.

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