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Winter storm creates parking problem for Jersey City residents

Posted at 10:59 PM, Dec 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-02 23:34:56-05

JERSEY CITY — Crews clear protected bike lanes in Jersey City and ask drivers to move cars

When the sleet and snow comes down, getting around becomes a challenge.

In Jersey City, they’re paying close attention to the new protected bike lanes and there’s a new parking rule this year.

Drivers are being asked to move their cars along the protected bike lanes.

More than five miles have been installed and there are more to come. They are known for the green paint, plastic poles and parking areas between the flow of traffic.

A statement from Jersey City says city code addresses parking along protected bike lanes and “to allow for adequate snow removal, vehicles parked next to protected bike lanes will be towed at the owner’s expense when roads are snow covered.

Jersey City officials say no cars were towed during Monday’s storm. They will be reviewing the coverage and response to this storm.

The city has two crews with specialized equipment that also travels in the bike lanes to treat and clean them.