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Spencer Hails Jersey City’s Bike Lane Initiative
(29th Legislative District) – Assembly Environment Chairwoman L. Grace Spencer (D-Essex) released the following statement on Jersey City’s plan to create 54.7 miles of bike lanes and shared bike routes as part of the city's 365 Days of Green initiative:
“I applaud Jersey City’s initiative. Not only is a great step toward a greener New Jersey, but it will also promote good health, and that’s something we can all support.
“As an avid cyclist myself, and also as an advocate of clean environment, I urge other municipalities throughout New Jersey to take a look at Jersey City’s program and make efforts to emulate it. By promoting green initiatives such as this, we will be a better New Jersey..."
To read more, please visit the New Jersey General Assembly Democratic Office Web site.
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