|Locals walk and ride from Hoboken to Jersey City on the Newport section of the walkway, Summer 2011. (c) AJ Besold|
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This sudden emergency demand for bike parking at the Newport PATH didn't just materialize out of the blue after Hurricane Sandy. Under the leadership of Mayor Dawn Zimmer, the City of Hoboken has been working hard to make the city and the Hoboken Transit Terminal much more accommodating for those looking to use a bike. Back in October, Hoboken was named a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. With the Hoboken PATH Station remaining closed, the Newport PATH Station has become an obvious alternative for those looking to access the PATH system by bike. Without the Newport walkway the PATH system would have remained much more difficult to access for many Hoboken residents.