What can NYC learn from Hoboken’s e-scooter program?

Lime Scooters in Hoboken, New JerseyPhoto
by Gary Hershorn/Getty Images

Plus, is Essex Crossing the “anti-Hudson Yards?” And more
intel in today’s New York Minute news roundup

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A micromobility case study in New Jersey

E-scooters appeared to be stymied in New York for
now—legislation that made them legal passed the New York State
Senate earlier this year, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo has yet to sign it
into law—but the
New York Times
took a look at how Hoboken’s deal with
scooter-sharing company Lime could be instructive for the five
boroughs. (Well, four; the legislation that passed stipulated that
scooter shares can’t operate in Manhattan.)

What the paper of record found: Hoboken’s e-scooters are
wildly popular—there are often lines to snag one, especially
after weekday commutes—but not everyone is abiding by the
city’s rules for scooters. Police officers have arrested several
people for drunk scootering, and some folks have been seen riding
on sidewalks rather than on city streets and in bike lanes. (They
were also recently banned from city parks and a waterfront
promenade that hugs the Hudson River.)

So what can New York City learn from this? The scooter roll-out
can be rocky, but one transportation expert told the Times that the
city is an ideal spot for the two-wheelers, given its density and
the number of short trips people would be likely to take. And the
scooters in Hoboken “have been firmly embraced,” per the Times,
with about 500,000 rides taken since the pilot program launched
five months ago.

And in other news…

  • Archicritics have opinions this week: New York’s Justin
    Davidson
    took a look
    at two Manhattan buildings—Annabelle Selldorf’s
    10 Bond Street, and SHoP’s American Copper Buildings—that buck
    the glass-and-steel trend, while the Times’s Michael Kimmelman

    visited Essex Crossing
    and determined it’s the “anti-Hudson
    Yards.”
  • Mayor Bill de Blasio is taking his sweet old time on
    a plan to address the massive, overwhelming crowds
    around
    Rockefeller Center during the holidays.
  • A former bigwig at JDS Development is
    betting on co-living
    .
  • A Brooklyn Heights property that was once part of the
    Jehovah’s Witnesses real estate holdings is
    being transformed into ultra-luxury senior housing
    .
  • An Upper East Side condo is
    out of money
    .
  • And finally, Canstruction returns
    to Brookfield Place this week! The annual event challenges
    architects and engineers to create sculptures out of canned goods,
    which are donated to City Harvest at the event’s end. Check it
    out until November 21.

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What can NYC learn from Hoboken’s e-scooter program?