- Associated Press - Friday, April 15, 2016

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) - A northern New Jersey city is trying to prevent a neighboring city’s bike-share users from using its public bike racks.

NJ.com reports (https://bit.ly/1XxOZSR ) that 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 says 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.

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer has denied the accusations. Zimmer says she’s already eliminated the “no fee zones” that allowed Hoboken’s bike-share users to park in Jersey City. She says the legislation is political “grandstanding.”

A Jersey City spokeswoman says they disagree on the facts and history of the dispute.



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Information from: NJ Advance Media.

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