New York City to Newark NJ by Bicycle! It's going to happen!
I just found out today they are halfway through building the walkway through the Lincoln highway bridge that connects Jersey City and Newark. I could not believe it as I safely started bicycling in Lincoln Park West and saw they cleared all the weeds and put fresh concrete all the way to the Lincoln Highway Bridge also called Route 1/9 truck. The walkway for years had been abondoned and forced you to ride on a very dangerous restricted highway
It was a breath taking experience as bridge crossing always is and I loved every minute of it. The steel arch bridge isn't too high and I had no trouble climbing on a 3 speed city bike! I didn't know this but there's actully a walkway across the bridge! You don't want to do that although!
There's another bridge you still have to cross before entering Newark through Raymond Boulevard. However, that part is still dangerous (and not completed) because they are going to have build a bridge specifically for cyclists since there's a connecton with the NJ Turnpike! There's a posting in the park that says it will be complete by 2012 so lets hope!
This is great news and by this time next year, you won't have to ride all the way to the George Washington Bridge to cross the Newark Bay! Those in New York City wanting to travel to the Jersey Shore or other points don't have to begin your rides in Newark anymore. You can start in Jersey City and cross the Lincoln Highway bridge safely.
Life is Great!