“I often feel like saying, when I hear the question ‘People aren’t ready,’ that it’s like telling a person who is trying to swim, ‘Don’t jump in that water until you learn how to swim.’ When actually you will never learn how to swim until you get in the water.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
To be part of the Hoboken Community Emergency Response Team’s fifth class was an awesome experience! On November 21st, 2015, Ronald was part of the CERT class that completed the final exercise.
“As the city transitions into a more bike-friendly setting, lead advocate for Bike Hoboken Ronald Bautista has been doing his part to promote safety on the streets for two-wheel commuters.”
The thing about equality is that it’s both for rights and responsibilities. Just how car drivers and pedestrians must follow traffic rules, so do bicyclists.
Ronald spoke during the Hoboken City Council meeting to invite the Council members to the #Ride4Safety on Nov 14th, 2015 at 11AM. It’s a group bicycle ride organized by Bike Hoboken on Washington St to advocate for a protected bike lane. Here is the link to the event page on Facebook: https://t.co/FyU7NosIFv
The group will meet at the corner of River St and Hudson Pl, next to the Hudson Bike Share station outside the PATH Train entrance. The bicyclists will get some basic tips for safe bicycling by the Hoboken Police bicycle patrol officers, and they will also be joining the group ride. The street will not be closed to cars since the purpose of #Ride4Safety is to show that bicyclists have equal rights to road space as car drivers do.
We can all agree that Hoboken streets should be safe enough for an 8-year-old bicyclist and an 80-year-old pedestrian. That’s why Bike Hoboken is pushing for a protected bike lane in the redesign of Washington Street; it is the first step towards a friendlier street for everyone.
We invite you to join us for Hoboken’s #Ride4Safety: a group bike ride on Washington St on November 14th to advocate for a protected bike lane.
- We’ll meet 11AM at the corner of River St and Hudson Pl, next to the Hudson Bike Share station outside the PATH Train entrance.
- We’ll get some basic tips for safe bicycling by the Hoboken Police bicycle patrol officers, and they will also join us for the ride!