Who Won The Targum’s Poll on Bike Lanes?

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – As the City Council considers new restrictions on bicyling in the city, an online poll conducted on the Rutgers student newspaper’s website, 65% of respondents said they supported building bicycle lanes in New Brunswick.

The city currently does not have any bike lanes and a long-awaited multi-million dollar bikeway project was recently postponed.  It would have connected the two main Rutgers campuses in New Brunswick by way of Neilsen & Albany Streets.

As is customary with The Daily Targum’s polls, multiple choice answers offerred are not mutually exclusive, nor is there a guarantee that even one choice will fit a given reader:  “Bike lanes won’t solve anything.  Cyclists will still ride on sidewalks and streets,” came in second with 17% of the vote.  The “No, it will cost too much and make roads narrower,” choice garned 13%, and dead last was “I would not be affected,” with just 5%.

Charlie is the founder and editor of New Brunswick Today, and the winner of the Awbrey Award for Community-Oriented Local Journalism. He is a proud Rutgers University journalism graduate and a community organizer, and was an independent candidate for Mayor of New Brunswick in 2018.

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