New Jersey’s First Bike Depot

The first bike depot in New Jersey is coming to Montclair to offer commuters a safe, weather-proof place to store their bicycles.

New Jersey’s first bike depot is coming to Montclair.

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Residents of Montclair should take advantage of this warm weather while it’s here when Mayor Robert Jackson and other Montclair officials unveil the first bike depot in the state of New Jersey, right at Montclair’s Bay Street station. The official reveal will be Thursday, Oct. 16 at 10 a.m.

According to a media advisory sent to the community, New Jersey’s first bike depot will “revolutionize” commuting by bicycle to and from NJ Transit Train Stations. Additionally, this will allow commuters in the Montclair area to have a safe place to store their bicycles at the Bay Streey station.

This bike depot is in partnership with the New Jersey Bike and Walk Coalition and Montclair Township, and is being put in place to provide “safe, secure, weather-protected storage for bikes, helmets and personal items.” Users will pay a small membership fee and use an access card to use the depot, which will also feature a 24/7 security camera.

This new bike depot was created through grants from the “Sustainable Jersey small grants program, PSE&G, Partners for Health and in-kind support from The Pinnacle Companies, a local real estate developer with a focus on sustainable projects.”

Speakers at the opening will include: Essex County Freeholder Brendan Gill, Mayor Robert Jackson of the Township of Montclair, Deputy Mayor Robert Russo of the Township of Montclair, Councilwoman Renee Baskerville, Brian Stolar who is a Board Member of New Jersey Bike and Walk Coalition, Cyndi Steiner who is an Executive Director of the New Jersey Bike and Walk Coalition, Kathleen Smith who is a Program Officer from Partners For Health and Gray Russell who is the  Sustainability Officer for the Township of Montclair.

The unveiling will take place at the Bay Street NJ Transit Station (between Bloomfield and Glen Ridge Avenues) in Montclair.  The ribbon cutting will take place on the first level of the garage, with refreshments to follow.

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