Hoboken and Jersey City have announced that they partnered with ridesharing company Lyft to provide Citi Bikes in both of those New Jersey cities.
This is certainly welcome news. In the past, Hoboken and Jersey City both ran separate bike-share programs with different operators —meaning, it did not allow for residents of both cities to easily commute between Jersey City and Hoboken.
Now, both Jersey City and Hoboken will use Lyft and Citi Bike as the selected bike-share provider. This new joint program will also work seamlessly with Citi Bike in NYC, so members of the Hoboken-Jersey City Bike Share Program can rent Citi Bikes in New York at no additional cost. Indeed, Citi Bike is now set to become the biggest bike share service outside of China.
This will certainly increase access to bikes and make the system more convenient for users.
But, of course, bike riders must be reminded of the dangers and risks of being hit by a car, especially in the crowded and jam-packed streets of the NYC metropolitan area.
Here are some helpful safety tips to stay safe while riding your bike:
- Of course, Always wear a helmet
- Wear any additional protective gear you can afford
- Always avoid driving a bicycle while distracted
- Keep both hands on the wheel –don't ride while holding and sipping your coffee or other drink.
- Try to avoid driving in bad weather
- Try to avoid riding a bicycle in high traffic areas
- Make sure to ride an appropriately sized bike
- Avoid riding at night
- Avoid road hazards
- Keep up with routine maintenance for your bicycle
- Do not ride at high speeds or out of control
- Wear reflective or bright colors so car drivers can see you
Now, if you have been injured in a bicycle accident, here are some tips on what to do next:
- Seek medical attention immediately for any injuries
- Ask for and obtain a police report
- Seek out any witnesses and obtain their names and contact information
- Obtain the identification, drivers' license, and insurance information of any drivers involved
- Attempt to obtain any video or photographic evidence
- Take photos of the area where the accident occurred and of any damages sustained
- Take photos of any damage to your bicycle
- Keep a record of doctors appointments and medical expenses
- Keep a journal of your injuries, how you feel each day, and any prescriptions and medications you are taking
- Speak to an attorney who has experience fighting for injured bicyclists' rights
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