Press Release Article


TRAVEL ADVISORY - AS E-SCOOTERS ROLL INTO HOBOKEN, PATH REMINDS RIDERS OF ITS RULES AND REGULATIONS REGARDING WHEELED VEHICLES

Date: May 17, 2019
Press Release Number: 72-2019

As electric bicycle and e-scooter use continues to rise, PATH is reminding customers that the personal use of certain wheeled vehicles in the PATH system, such as skateboards or scooters, are prohibited.

These devices are capable of causing tripping injuries as a result of haphazard placement. They can also obstruct pedestrian and wheelchair access, as well as pose an increased risk of collision to riders and pedestrians. The possession of hazardous or flammable materials in the PATH system, such as the lithium-ion batteries used to power hover boards and e-scooters, is also prohibited.

For those looking to transport their bicycles via PATH train, different equipment and loading procedures are in place. Folded bicycles are permitted on PATH at all times, with a limit of two bikes per car. Non-folding bicycles are permitted except for the rush hour periods of 6:30-9:30 a.m. and 3:30-6:30 p.m. Bicycles are not permitted in the first railcar of a train.

Details on the bicycle policy are posted online (here). For the rules and regulations of the PATH rail system, visit the website (here).

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