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Old 08-25-2006, 11:50 PM
 
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Is this feasible?
Which bridges can people bicycle and/or walk across?
How long does is take?

I'll be starting a new job at 34th and 10th, within walking distance of Penn Station and a ferry port (apparently), but wouldn't mind having the option to bike from a town in NJ.

Any suggestions would be very much appreciated!
Which town(s) would I have to live in to be able to bicycle into the city?

Thanks in advance
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Old 08-26-2006, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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One can walk, or bike across the GWB, but that is nowhere near Penn Station. ( the bridge will take you to W.178 St in Washington Heights section of Manhattan) Also, contruction on the bridge will close some of the sidewalks on the bridge. Walking across the bridge will take maybe 10 minuets, it just depends on how fast you walk. Biking is faster. In order to bike or walk to the city, you should live in or near, Fort Lee. If you walk across the GWB, you can take a downtown A,C, or E train to Penn Station, from the GWB Bus Terminal.

Here is the GWB website for more info on walking or biking across.

http://www.panynj.com/CommutingTrave...ml/gwb.html#pb
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Old 08-26-2006, 12:25 AM
 
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Thanks for the quick reply Silk!

That's interesting info. Through the little research I've done, it looks like the Lincoln Tunnel is the only other route into Manhattan from NJ directly, but it doesn't appear bicycles are allowed on it. Is that true?

Does anyone know the names of some nice towns I would have to live in to be within a 20-minute bike ride of a ferry port on the NJ side that lands in the Pier 79, West 39th St port in Manhattan?

Sorry about all the questions! It looks like I'm going to have to organize a quick move. I can likely afford a single-family home up to about 500,000 in case that matters to your replies. Of course I'd be willing to rent (up to about $2000/month) temporarily while home-hunting.

Thanks
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Old 08-26-2006, 06:49 AM
 
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No bikes are allowed in either tunnel. They are for motor vehicles only--and you wouldn't want to bike them anyhow. The smell is amazing.
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Old 08-30-2006, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Sharon, MA
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Have you thought about living on Staten Island and taking the ferry?
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Old 08-31-2006, 08:33 AM
 
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Well, I'll be working at midtown near Penn Station and was hoping to keep my commute to 20-30 mins maximum, preferably on only a single mode of transportation...
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Old 08-31-2006, 04:57 PM
 
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You can take a bike on the path train They stop in Hoboken, Jersey City, Newark, Harrison.
That can spit you out at 34th and 6th.
Or Weehawken and West New York, NJ have beautiful communities on the river with unbelieveable access to the Ferry.
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Old 09-01-2006, 04:56 AM
 
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I second the PATH recommendation--but don't take your bike during rush hours. I don't think you'll need it anyway.
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Old 04-17-2010, 05:46 PM
 
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Why isn't there a bridge or any way for pedestrians and bikers to get from Jersey to Manhattan?! IT'S ABSURD! IT'S AN OUTRAGE!
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Old 04-17-2010, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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Is this feasible?
Which bridges can people bicycle and/or walk across?
How long does is take?

I'll be starting a new job at 34th and 10th, within walking distance of Penn Station and a ferry port (apparently), but wouldn't mind having the option to bike from a town in NJ.

Any suggestions would be very much appreciated!
Which town(s) would I have to live in to be able to bicycle into the city?

Thanks in advance
Your best bet would be Manhattan or Brooklyn.
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