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Bergen Avenue Demonstration Project
October 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Bergen Avenue bikeway will use temporary, removable materials to test a street design that will show residents and businesses how permanent bike lanes could be implemented in Jersey City. The pop-up bicycle lane will run one-way for six blocks south from Sip Avenue to Montgomery Street, along
the west side of Bergen Avenue. This configuration will be in place for one weekend, with installation happening on Friday October 5, and removal on Monday, October 8. The project team is looking for volunteers to join us on October 5th starting at 9am to help install the demonstration. Sign up with the link in this event!
The lane will be 75% wider than normal bike lanes found across Jersey City, and will include symbols which are inclusive of
other active mobility uses such as scooters and skateboards. There will also be a painted mural in the bikeway near Montgomery Street to bring creativity and community engagement into the streets during JCAST 2018. On-street parking will be maintained by shifting the parking spaces away from
the curb into a new “floating” parking lane, and placing the bikeway between the parked cars and the sidewalk to provide physical protection for cyclists. During installation and removal of the lane, there may be limited closures to certain parts of the west side of street (similar to when workers are servicing utilities). The Bergen Avenue pop-up bikeway is a public outreach component of the Jersey City Bicycle Master Plan effort currently underway.