Monday, April 25, 2016

Grist for the Mill: JC-Hoboken Bike War not about bikes; it's the NJ governor's mansion


MILE SQUARE VIEW EXCLUSIVE



Earlier this month, the Jersey City Council took action declaring it's public bike rakes off limits to outside private interests.

Those private interests clearly pointed directly at Hoboken's Hudson Bike Share program, a competitor to one in place with Jersey City but the differences echo beyond the program's respective users.

Initially, some thought this was an undeclared war on the differing bike systems.  According to a well placed Jersey City source, the war isn't over competing bike share programs among bordering towns, its about next years' NJ Governor's race.

The Jersey City mayor doesn't find word of the Hoboken mayor's governor pick too neighborly.

Not a bike share dispute, it's the NJ Governor's mansion that's the stakes.


Also in this issue of MSV Premium:

- Carmelo Garcia surfaces but more bad news lies directly ahead

- Finale for the City Hall email ransacker Patrick Ricciardi

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